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Pharmacy

DESCRIPTION

Pharmacists educate patients about prescription and over-the-counter medications, advise other health care professionals on drug decisions for patients, provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including chemical, biological and physical properties as well as use, ensure drug purity and strength, ensure drugs do not interact in a harmful way.
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Student Section
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Student Resources
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
American Pharmacists Association Foundation Student Scholarship Program
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Careers in Pharmacy Guidebook
Become a Pharmacist
Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Healthcare Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program (H-PREP)
Careers in Pharmacy Article
International Pharmaceutical Federation
Is Pharmacy for You?
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Open House Information
MCPHS Doctor of Pharmacy Program for Qualified Clark Students
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Resources
Ohio State College of Pharmacy Virtual Chat Sessions, June 4 - November 28, 2014
Pharmacist Career Guide
Pharmacist Career Overview
Pharmacist Career Profile
Pharmacist Career Profile Two
Pharmacist Interview
Pharmacist Occupational Outlook
Pharmacist Salaries
Pharmacy Career Information
Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair, October 9, 2014
Pharmacy Journals
Pharmacy Overview
Pharmacy School Admission Requirements (PSAR)
PharmacyWeek.com
PharmCatalyst Pharmacy Students and Prospective Pharmacy Students Website
Resource Guide for Careers in Pharmacy
RxSchool - Pharmacy Continuing Education
U.S. Public Health Service Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee
Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 7-8, 2014
Wayne State U. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meetings on Pharmacy Program (first Tuesday of every month)

DEGREE

Pharm.D.

PROGRAM LENGTH

3-4 years

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION

AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
AACP Pharmacy School Locator
PharmD Graduate School Programs
World List of Pharmacy Schools

APPLICATION SERVICE

PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service)
PharmCAS and "The Truth About Dishonesty" Article
List of Participating Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
List of Nonparticipating Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Varies by school, but usually required are General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Human Anatomy, Calculus, English, Social Sciences, Biochemistry.
Prerequisites

ADMISSION EXAM

PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
PCAT Online Course

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES

Integrity and adherence to rigid ethical standards; commitment to building community, to patient care, and to life-long learning to maintain competency; willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

Three letters of recommendation as requested by schools.