Center of Excellence

About The Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence (COE) program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, was established to assist designated health profession schools and other public and non-profit, or educational institutions strengthen the national capacity to produce a culturally competent healthcare workforce, whose diversity is representative of the U.S. population.

The Center of Excellence (COE) program is designed to strengthen the national capacity to train under-represented minority (URM) students in various health profession fields. The Center of Excellence program is designated to certain Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and/or colleges or universities that have a history of a high enrollment of Hispanic or Native American students. These colleges or universities are required to have a health Professions School of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Centers of Excellence programs are also offered to other public and non-profit, or educational entities and graduate programs in mental or behavioral health programs that train a significant number of the targeted minority populations.

Howard University's College of Pharmacy, received a Center of Excellence grant in 2000 to initiate programs for K-12 students, partnerships with community colleges and four year institutions. The College of Pharmacy provides the following programs: Tutorials and Workshops to elementary and middle school partners; a High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy (HSSESA) and SAT/ACT Preparatory Program for rising juniors and seniors; Advanced College Summer Enrichment Program (ACSEP) and Pharmacy College Admission Test; Preparation Program (PCAT Prep) for pre-pharmacy students; Pharmacy Biomedical Preview Program (PBP) for newly entering First Year student pharmacists (P1); Pharmacotherapy Preview Program (P-Cubed) for new Second Year student pharmacists (P2); fall and spring Tutorials for P1, P2 and P3 level student pharmacists; and, a North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination Preparation Program (NAPLEX Prep) for P4 student pharmacists. In addition, the Howard University COE offers operational programs to support Faculty Development, Student Health Services Training, Professionalism, Mentoring and Faculty/Student Research.

Supported by: 
The Department of Health & Human Services

Fall 2021 Updates

Pharmacy Tutorial Program- September 6- December 10, 2021

Faculty-Student Research (FSR)- October 4 – December 3, 2021

SAT Preparatory Program Tuesday, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, 2021, from 5p-7p

Pharmacy Biomedical Preview (PBP) Program October 4 – December 3, 2021

Pharmacotherapy Preview Program (P-Cubed) -Fall 2021

PCAT Prep Program- October 2021- July 2022

Spring 2022 Updates

Pharmacy Tutorial Program Monday, January 10- Friday, April 22, 2022

Faculty-Student Research February 14 – April 16, 2022

SAT Preparatory Program: Program dates Spring 2022: Session 1 February 7, 14, 21, and 28 Session 2 March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022

NAPLEX Prep Exam - TBD

Featured Programs

K-12TH GRADE PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Events at the Center of Excellence

HSSESA HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT SCIENCE ACADEMY

Free 4-week online summer program that will allow you the opportunity to challenge yourself academically while interacting with award-winning professors Monday, June 20-Friday, July 15, 2022. Apply Here https://howard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_85P4qBeXphzrbsG. For more information, contact Angelica.Harris@@howard.edu QUALIFICATIONS US Citizen or Permanent Resident High School Junior or Senior Cumulative GPA of 2.75 High aptitude for science and math Must submit an unofficial transcript and 1 letter of recommendation Read the Article

Events at the Center of Excellence

ACSEP Advanced College Summmer Enrichment Program

Free 4-week online summer program that will allow you the opportunity to challenge yourself academically while interacting with award-winning professors May 16 – June 10, 2022 Apply Here https://howard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ViAgAel0y8vf0i For more information, contact Lawander.Mcfarland@howard.edu   Read the Article

Events at the Center of Excellence

Faculty/Student Research Program

The Faculty/Student Research Program is designed to increase the active engagement of professional pharmacy students in research projects along with faculty/research mentors who are conducting research which have a focus on Minority Health Issues.       ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Any African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and American Indian/Alaska Native professional level students who have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above, a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident Read the Article