Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening Policy
Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
A criminal background check and drug screen is required of all students offered admission to the FCOP. Admission to the Fisch College of Pharmacy is contingent upon results of these evaluations. When applicable, an international background check may be required. A review committee, led by Fisch College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs, reviews positive results from criminal background check and/or drug screens and make a determination on a case-by-case basis.
During the Pharm.D. curriculum, background checks and drug screens will be repeated annually. Background checks and/or drug screens may be required randomly at any time during the program. The committee will review positive results from criminal background check and/or drug screens and make a determination on a case-by-case basis.
Enrolled students, as part of the obligations of being a licensed pharmacy intern/intern trainee, are required to disclose any criminal convictions and deferred adjudication community supervisions or deferred dispositions to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Matriculated students are also required to report these events and arrests that may affect licensure to the Fisch College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs and Fisch College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education within 10 calendar days (misdemeanors) and 2 calendar days (felonies) of the event. Traffic violations do not need to be reported unless related to criminal behavior, substance use, and/or alcohol use.