DESCRIPTIONLiaison's Explore Health Careers Program is new and intended to assist colleges and schools of pharmacy situated within a university with other health profession degree programs (academic health centers). The purpose of the service is to facilitate the application process for "other CAS" applicants who applied to and were denied admission to one health profession program and have agreed to be considered for admission by the college or school of pharmacy at the same institution. The program eliminates the need for these health profession applicants to complete a second CAS application during the same cycle. It also ensures that schools are complying with the PharmCAS full participation policy. Pharmacy schools are strongly encouraged to speak with their university administration and colleagues in other health profession degree programs about this recruitment strategy before attempting to encourage applicants who applied to other professions at the same institution to apply to the pharmacy program.APPLICANT ELIGIBILITYTo be eligible for Liaison's Explore Health Careers Program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
APPLICANT AUTHORIZATION FORMThe institution is solely responsible for obtaining permission and the appropriate release form from the applicant to authorize Liaison to transfer the applicant's record from the other CAS application to PharmCAS. By submitting an applicant's name to Liaison, the institution is confirming that it has consulted with its institutional legal counsel and obtained the appropriate signed release from the applicant. The school will NOT send these signed forms to PharmCAS or AACP. Please view examples (attached).PROCESSING OVERVIEW
FEESThe per applicant fees for Liaison's Explore Health Careers Program are subject to change every cycle. Liaison will email an invoice to the pharmacy school at the end of the 2021-2022 cycle for all fees.
CAS CONTACTOnce the school has obtained signed permission from the applicant(s) to transfer their application to PharmCAS, it should email Liaison at email@example.com. Schools are encouraged to send applicant names to Liaison as they come, rather than wait to send until the list is complete.PROCESSING DATESLiaison will accept requests for CAS application transfers between March 1 and June 15, 2022. PharmCAS will verify and process CAS application transfers through June 30, 2022. Schools must allow up to 10 business days for the transfer process to be completed.PILOT PROGRAMLiaison is offering this service as a pilot program for PharmCAS schools only during the 2021-2022 cycle. This service is not currently available to other CAS and may be modified in the future based on experiences during the pilot phase.ALTERNATIVES FOR OTHER CAS APPLICANTSPharmacy schools are NOT required to use the fee-based service to consider or accept applicants who applied to another health profession program at the same institution. Alternatives are described below.
LEARN MOREA related webinar will be offered on Monday, March 14 at 2pm ET for those who are interested in learning more. Click here to register.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: The applicant has completed additional college courses since first applying via the other CAS. Should the applicant's updated courses and transcripts be sent to PharmCAS?
Q: The pharmacy school is located on a different campus than the other health profession program(s) at the university. Are applicants to these programs still eligible for this service?
Q: Can we use this service if the applicant applied to the medical school at my university via AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service)?
Q: Can we use this service if the applicant applied to a different university?
Q: Does the "other CAS" applicant also need to be an undergraduate student at the same university as the pharmacy school to be eligible for this service?
Q: Are all "other CAS" applicants required to have a PharmCAS application?
Q: Will the applicant's PharmCAS GPAs match the GPAs for other CAS?
Q: Can I use this service BEFORE the applicant has been reviewed by the other health profession program at my institution?