The Destination for Pharmacy Education

Mobile Campus

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The Harrison College of Pharmacy - Mobile Campus is located on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The Mobile Campus just minutes from downtown Mobile and is located on a health science campus with access to multiple professions, including nursing, physicians, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and many other allied health trainees.

The Mobile Campus admits approximately 24 students in each year’s class and has 10 Pharmacy Practice faculty and five full-time staff members on site to meet the needs of students. Many faculty have joint appointments in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Students have access to the University of South Alabama and Auburn library systems, as well asstudy facilities, student lounge, and areas to complete group work.


The Doctor of Pharmacy program may be completed entirely in Mobile. The dedicated faculty and staff work personally with students to assist in reaching professional goals. The Pharm.D. is the only degree offered at the Mobile Campus. Students remain on campus for three years of the Practice Ready Curriculum and are then assigned a region for the Advance Practice Experiences in the fourth year.

Students on the Mobile Campus experience their curriculum through a mixture of direct instruction and innovative videoconferencing technology for real-time, interactive classroom instruction from faculty in Mobile and around the state of Alabama.

Students participate in interprofessional activities with students from the University of South Alabama, including a student-run clinic and multiple other patient care activities and simulations.


Early Assurance Program at USA

In 2019, Auburn University and the University of South Alabama entered into an agreement to offer the Early Assurance Program (EAP), creating a clear path for prospective and current University of South Alabama students to receive conditional admission to Auburn’s pharmacy program.

EAP allows qualified freshmen and undergraduate students at South Alabama to receive early conditional admission into pharmacy school. Auburn will then hold positions in future Pharm.D. classes for these students, provided that they meet specific standards as undergraduates.

Under the terms of the EAP, high school seniors would be required to apply to USA, receive an offer of admission to USA and then apply for the EAP through South’s JagSPOT scholarship portal by Feb. 15 of each year. If the student meets the eligibility criteria, their application would be sent to HCOP for review, with selected applicants invited to submit an EAP application via PharmDirect, an application service provided by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Interviews for selected applicants would take place in March, after which a decision would be made for each applicant.

High school seniors admitted to USA must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 and a minimum ACT Composite and STEM scores of 26 (or comparable SAT scores) to be eligible for the EAP.

For South Alabama undergraduate students, the deadline to apply for the EAP is Sept. 15. If the USA student meets the eligibility criteria, their application will be sent to HCOP for review with selected applicants invited to submit an EAP application. Interviews for selected applicants would take place in March.

Undergraduate USA students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the EAP:

  • Completed two semesters at USA
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.5 on all undergraduate prerequisite coursework attempted at USA
  • No grades of less than ‘C’
  • Completion of at least 15 prerequisite math/science hours at USA

High school students interested in learning more should contact USA’s Office of New Student Recruitment at 251-460-7834 or recruitment@southalabama.edu. Current USA students wanting additional information should contact the Harrison College of Pharmacy at USA at 251-445-9300 or email pharmd@auburn.edu.


Mobile Campus building

Mobile Campus building, located at 650 Clinic Drive

USA Medical Center

University of South Alabama Medical Center


Faculty and Staff


Faculty

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Allison Chung
Associate Clinical Professor
251-445-9300
chungam@auburn.edu

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Glady's Heard
Curricular Coordinator
251-445-9318
gth0013@auburn.edu

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Allison Helmer
Associate Clinical Professor
251-445-9214
amm0085@auburn.edu


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Bobby Helmer
Associate Clinical Professor
Assistant Director of Experiential Programs-Mobile
251-445-9319
rsh0011@auburn.edu

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Emily McCoy
Associate Clinical Professor
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
251-445-9310
ekm0010@auburn.edu

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Sean Smithgall
Assistant Clinical Professor
251-445-9313
ses0131@auburn.edu


Staff

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Lisa Black
Office Manager
251-445-9300
lkb0003@auburn.edu

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Chuck Bolivar
Instructional Technology Specialist IV
251-445-9300
rcb0002@auburn.edu

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Olivia Shanks
Coordinator of Student Services
251-445-9305
oww0001@auburn.edu


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Marian Williams
Administrator, Academic Programs
251-445-9300
mow0001@auburn.edu


Last Updated: August 16, 2022