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  • Quick Facts


    • Number of student organizations: 10 organizations
    • Campus Mission: Faith-based institution supporting the core values of  Faith, Truth, Service, Innovation, and Education
    • Mascot: Red the Cardinal
    • School Colors: Red, White, and Black

    Founded in 2004, the Feik School of Pharmacy provides a high quality education to students pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy while carrying on the original Mission of the Sisters. FSOP is the only faith-based School of Pharmacy in the state of Texas, and received the maximum re-accreditation renewal granted by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. 

    University of the Incarnate Word and the School of pharmacy are located near the heart of downtown San Antonio in the beautiful Alamo Heights area. Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Gardens, Witte Museum of History and Natural Science, and the McNay Art Museum are all close by.

    The beautiful 154-acre campus itself is an academic oasis for learning and growth. Students enjoy the picturesque campus adorned with oak and pecan trees, and the headwaters of the San Antonio River, a natural spring at the heart of the UIW Main Campus. The waters of the San Antonio River flow through University of the Incarnate Word as well.

    UIW Feik School of Pharmacy Statistics

    Many individuals inquire about the average exam scores for admitted students including a demographic breakdown of the population. The following statistics reflect that information:

    Fall 2016 Professional Pharmacy 1st Year (P1) Profile

    • Average Overall GPA: 3.39
    • Average Math/Science GPA: 3.30
    • Average PCAT Composite exam score: 43
    • Number applied: 400
    • Number enrolled: 98

    Demographic Breakdown

    Student Gender: 70% female; 30% male

    • Ethnic Breakdown:
      • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.0%
      • Asian/Pacific Islander: 23.0%
      • Black, Non-Hispanic: 6.0%
      • Hispanic/Latino: 40.0%
      • White, Non-Hispanic: 22.0%
      • Multiracial: 4.0%
      • Unknown: 5.0%
      • Average age when starting program: 23

    In addition to a beautiful campus location, committed professors in the classroom, amazing international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, University of the Incarnate Word is a prominent leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world.

  • Program Indicators & Statistics
    • Statistics from our graduating classes indicate that our pharmacy graduates often have two-to-three job offers per graduate.

    Approximately 77% of our students go into retail/community pharmacy, 9% extend their education by accepting residencies; 13% begin their careers in hospital sites, and the remaining 1% select research or consulting pharmacy positions.


    Graduation Year

    Class of 2015

    Class of 2016

    Class of 2017

    Number of Students in Entering Class




    Number of On-Time Graduates (4 years)




    Number of Students Completing MAA Dual Degree Program n/a 2 17

    % of On-Time Graduates




    % Graduating +1 (5 years)



             92.5%         (6.5%)

    % Graduating +2 (6 years)




    Attrition Rate (did not complete degree)





    One-Year Post Graduation Employment Status
      Class of 2016
    Number of Graduates 89
    % Employed full-time in Pharmacy 95%
    % Unemployed 2%
    % Unknown 3%

    Measures of Graduate Achievement

    Representative Points of ‘Cardinal Pride’ 

    Dr. Christopher Alvarado (’10) was selected as 2015 Pharmacist of the Year by the Texas Pharmacy Association. He was also selected as 2013 Texas Pharmacy Association Young Pharmacist of the Year.
    Dr. Corey Cooper ('10) was named Corporate Director of Pharmacy at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital

    Drs. Nicole Farrell (’10), Chelsea (Coronado) Sanchez (’10), Bethany (Archer) Kalich (’11) and Cynthia Nguyen (’11) have joined the FSOP faculty, while Drs. Emily Brysch ('15) and Shelley Glaess ('15) are completing PGY2  Pharmacotherapy residency positions with FSOP, and Class of 2016 Drs. Rebekah Benitez and Jenna Snoga have accepted Pharmacotherapy residencies at FSOP, as well.

    Dr. Felix Nguyen (’11) served as Executive Resident for the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.

    Drs. Andrew Noonan ('10) and Michael Weissling (’11) opened Gruene Road Pharmacy in 2013.

    Several members of the Class of 2017 have accepted residencies, including:

    • Samantha Gonzales - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL

    • Elizabeth Haake - VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno, NV

    • Deseree Reyna - Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX

    • Kaitlen Shumate - VA St. Louis Health Care System, St. Louis, MO

    • Gabrielle Uzell - Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX

    • Stephanie Van Boskerck - University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy/H-E-B Pharmacy, Austin, TX

    • Clarissa Wilkins Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

    • Bethannie Dziuk - Texas Tech Residency Program in Pharmacotherapy (2-year), Lubbock, TX


    Past graduates have completed or are completing residencies at a variety of practice sites across the nation, including:

    • Elina Delgado '16 - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL (PGY1); South Texas Veterans Health Care System Geriatrics Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Lauren Flieller '16 - Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City (PGY1); University of Michigan Hospitals Critical Care Residency, Ann Arbor, MI (PGY2)
    • Bernadette Hollister '16 - Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
    • Elisabeth Kincaide '16 - University Hospital, San Antonio, TX (PGY1); University Health System Solid Organ Transplant Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Damian Mireles '16 - CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, TX
    • Rebekah Plumlee '16 - UIW Pharmacotherapy Residency (2-year), San Antonio, TX
    • Jenna Snoga '16 - UIW Pharmacotherapy Residency (2-year), San Antonio, TX
    • Dezranique Stansberry '16 - Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, Tucson, AZ
    • Jeffrey Van Liew '16 - University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL (PGY1); Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Solid Organ Transplant Residency, Houston, TX (PGY2)
    • Kevin Zhao '16 - Harris Health System, Houston (PGY1); South Texas Veterans Healthcare System Ambulatory Care/Behavioral Health Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Daniel Alejandro '15 - Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
    • Amanda Beck '15 - Houston Methodist Hospital Combined PGY1-2 Pharmacy Administration Residency, Houston, TX
    • Amanda Chavez '15 - VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Harlingen, TX
    • Alfred Olumba '15 - Walgreens Home Infusion Services, Philadelphia, PA
    • Francess Onwechekwa '15 - WellCare Managed Care Residency, Tampa, FL
    • Jan Ramos '15 - Medical Center Health System, Odessa, TX
    • Ellen Robinson '15 - University Health System, San Antonio, TX (PGY1); University Health System Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Brittany Rodriguez '15 - Children's Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (PGY1); University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and Conneticut Children's Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency, Hartford, CT (PGY2)
    • Marc Flynt '14 - Children's Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    • Erin (Moore) Ohman '14 - Gulf Coat Veterans Healthcare System, Pensacola, FL
    • Zach Ritchey '14 - University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy/H-E-B Pharmacy, Austin, TX
    • Joey Salazar '14 - Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
    • Kathy Uriarte '14 - Baptist Health System, San Antonio, TX
    • Ashley (Kilgore) Zurek '14 - UIW Pharmacotherapy Residency (2-year), San Antonio, tX
    • Andrew Burris '13 - University Health System, San Antonio, TX
    • Lauren Hernandez '12 - University Health System, San Antonio, TX (PGY1); University Health System Critical Care Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Stephanie Huizar-Garcia '11 - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
    • Bethany (Archer) Kalich '11 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (PGY1); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Critical Care Residency, Chapel Hill, NC (PGY2)
    • Christina (Caballero) Gutierrez '10 - University Health System, San Antonio, TX (PGY1); University Health System Critical Care Residency, San Antonio, TX (PGY2)
    • Chelsea (Coronado) Sanchez '10 - Texas Texas University Pharmacotherapy Residency (2-year), Lubbock, TX


  • Accreditation

    University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Incarnate Word.

    acpeThe University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street – Suite  4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810,  312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.