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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.
​Degree  ​Pharm.D.
Program Length ​3 - 4 Years
Professional Schools’ Organization ​AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)
http://www.aacp.org
Application Service ​PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) – 39 of 84 schools use the service.
http://www.pharmcas.org
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
Admission Exam ​PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
http://www.tpcweb.com/pse/g-conts0.htm  or http://gre.org
​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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