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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 Health-System Pharmacy
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research
American Pharmacists Association (APhA); Career Center
American Pharmacists Association Foundation Student Scholarship Program
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Healthcare Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program (H-PREP)
Careers in Pharmacy Article
International Pharmaceutical Federation
Is Pharmacy for You?
Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Journal of Pharmacy and BioAllied Sciences
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University Events Calendar
MCPHS Doctor of Pharmacy Program for Qualified Clark Students
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP); Student Section
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Resources; NCPA Foundation Scholarships; Annual Convention, October 15-19, 2016
Pharmaceutical Internship Search
Pharmacist Career Guide
Pharmacist Career Overview
Pharmacist Career Profile
Pharmacist Career Profile Two
Pharmacist Careers
Pharmacist Job Profile
Pharmacist Occupational Outlook
Pharmacist Salaries
Pharmacology to Pharmacy Stony Brook University Online Course
Pharmacy Career Information
Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair, October 13, 2016
Pharmacy Journals Online
Pharmacy Overview
Pharmacy Related Journals
Pharmacy School Admission Requirements (PSAR)
Pharmacy School Interview Advice
Pharmacy School Interview Questions
PharmacyWeek.com
Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA); Scholarships (scroll down to "Scholarship/Award Forms")
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Pharmacy Officer Career Information
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Experience Pharmacy (ExRx) Program
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Summer Pharmacy Institute
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Recruitment Events
Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 4 & 5, 2016
Wayne State U. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meetings on Pharmacy Program (first Tuesday of every month)
What to Expect from a Pharmacy School Interview


DEGREE

Pharm.D.

PROGRAM LENGTH

3-4 years

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION

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

APPLICATION SERVICE

PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service)
PharmCAS Fee Waiver (scroll down and click on "PharmCAS Fee Waiver Form")
PharmCAS and "The Truth About Dishonesty" Article
List of Participating and Non-Participating PharmCAS Institutions

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.