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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.
​Degree  ​Pharm.D.
Program Length ​3 - 4 Years
Professional Schools’ Organization ​AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
Application Service ​PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) – 39 of 84 schools use the service.
Academic Admission Requirements
​Varies by school, but usually required are General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Human Anatomy, Calculus, English, Social Sciences, (including Microeconomics & Psychology)Biochemistry, Statistics.
Admission Exam ​PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam)  or
​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.


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