As "medication experts," pharmacists are concerned with safeguarding the public's health in matters relating to medication distribution and use and disease state management. Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for an pharmacy school or college. Also learn information about pharmacy schools and general information about pharmacy.
What classes do I need to take?
Each Pharmacy School or College has different requirements. A list of programs in the US and their prerequisites requirements can be found on the PHARMCAS School Directory.
What is the national standardized test?
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required for admission to some Pharmacy Schools or Colleges. The best way to prepare for the PCAT is to do well academically in the pre-requisite courses before studying for the PCAT. To become familiar with the PCAT exam, please read and understand the PCAT Guide, published each year, on the PCAT URL.
What else should I know?
It is important that you learn and incorporate the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students in your academic and non-academic activities.
More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn, and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.