Pharmacy in Downers Grove
This course is currently under redevelopment and will not be offered in 2012. Check back for more information during the 12-13 academic year.
The course is offered on the campus of Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. The campus is conveniently located 35 miles west of Chicago off I-88. A map and detailed driving directions will be sent to you upon our receipt of your registration.
The faculty team collectively have many years of experience teaching pharmacy students and preparing students for successful practice.
Shridhar V. Andurkarreceived his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Poona, India in 1987. He attended graduate school in Medicinal Chemistry at the Auburn University School of Pharmacy, Auburn, AL, and received the M.S. degree in 1991 and the Ph.D. in 1996. He joined the University of Houston, Department of Chemistry, Houston, TX, as a postdoctoral fellow in 1996 and is currently Department Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Shridhar has well over 14 years of experience teaching Chemistry. While at Auburn, he taught courses in organic, general, and analytical chemistry at the undergraduate level. At the University of Houston, he taught organic chemistry at the sophomore and junior levels. At the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Shridhar teaches courses in Medicinal Chemistry to professional pharmacy students. He has received numerous teaching awards while at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, including the prestigous Golden Apple Award.
Gerald A. Griffithhas been teaching Biology at the college level for over a decade. He received his Master's of Science degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor's of Science degree in Life Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Life Sciences Department at South Suburban College. He has developed and taught courses in general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and environmental biology. He has worked with educators in a variety of settings on improving teaching techniques in the life sciences.
Jennifer Elderhas been teaching English to students at various grade levels since 1996. In 1995, she received a B.A., in the Teaching of English in Secondary Schools from the University of Illinois-Urbana. In 2005, she earned an MA Ed. in Reading and Literacy from Lewis University. She is currently teaching middle school Reading and Language Arts in Burr Ridge, IL. She also works as a ACT English tutor for the Huntington Learning Center.
Elisabeth Knowlton has over 15 years of experience teaching math and statistics at the college level. Her teaching assignments encompass all levels of mathematics courses, from remedial math to calculus and statistics. She received her BS in Mathematics and MS in Mathematics with Emphasis in Statistics from Northern Illinois University, and her PhD in Education with Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from North Central University. She passed actuarial examinations 100, 110, and 120. She is currently managing and facilitating all courses offered through Adventures In Education, Inc., an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University, Benedictine University and Midwestern University. She worked at the Allstate Reinsurance Corporation as an Actuarial Analyst and at Abbott Laboratories as a Statistical Consultant. Elisabeth has attended and taught numerous workshops and graduate courses, and presented at various educational forums.
"Great course; well worth the money and time." — John Breskey
"The course was very beneficial in refreshing my memory in topics/classes I had taken quite some time ago. The teachers were excellent." — Pamela Carlson
"I feel that the course will prove to be effective and really help me perform well on the PCAT. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to other pre-pharmacy students." — Michelle Lynn Curtis
"I am really happy I signed up for the course. Overall, it was very helpful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning on taking the PCAT." — Elizabeth Rath
"Overall, the program made me realize what I have to work on before I can take the PCAT." — Laura Treadway
The deadline for late registration is two weeks before the class
NOTE: Late registrants pay a higher fee. Therefore, we encourage students to register by the standard registration deadline dates.
Yes. Refunds are given, less a $50.00 processing fee, if the request is made in writing and is requested one week prior to the course date.
No, we do not allow partial registration. However, if you register for the course, you may attend all or part of the course.
No. The course consists of live lectures and a printed, detailed course outline. Practice test questions are included in the study packet.
PCAT Review Course
Chicago College of Pharmacy
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515