- Doctor of Pharmacy Program
The Purdue School of Pharmacy is ranked fourth in the
nation and has very high admission standards. This four-year
program had a record 1,000 applicants from throughout
the county, but only 160 qualified for admission. Among
them were three PNC student, including James Joros,
The incoming class of Purdue pharmacy students has a
collective grade-point average of 3.67. Joros has a
perfect 4.0. In addition to grades, the program looks
at a student’s on- and off-campus activities,
their community involvement and work life in an effort
to attract bright, well-rounded students.
Joros strives for excellence in the classroom, but works
hard to balance his studies with family, work and other
“Sometimes combining everything was difficult.
Eating and sleeping came last on my ‘to do’
list,” he jokes. “My family has been very
supportive. Everyone at PNC has been supportive. They
had faith in me, even when I did not.”
Joros gives back to the University as a volunteer tutor
helping students with math, chemistry, biology and physics
– some of the most difficult subjects students
“I take pride in the many awards I received through
the years, but my biggest achievement is being a father
to two beautiful children – James and Jessica,”
Being a pharmacist appeals to him because it will give
him an opportunity to be in a field in which he can
help other people.
“I will try to positively impact the field to
the best of my ability,” he vows.
When he isn’t in the classroom or studying, he
enjoys movies, fishing and riding the “rails to
trails” bike paths with his children.
What does he enjoy most about PNC? “I love learning,
I love tutoring and I love the fact that the professors
are so encouraging and supportive.”
What are his words of advice to others contemplating
PNC? “Just do it! You won’t regret it. There
are wonderful professors that are a wealth of knowledge.
Everyone here is extremely supportive.”
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