HOW TO BECOME A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT?
Perform very well in all Pre-Requisite Courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics)
Score very well on the PCATs (80th-90th percentile; optional for some schools)
Obtain up to Four Letters of Recommendation from faculty/staff who know you well and can speak highly of your work ethic and desire to pursue pharmacy
Have strong clinical experience from volunteer or medical opportunities related to patient care or pharmacy (retail or clinical)
Plan out your 4 year or extended plan for classes & studying – and apply on time!
Be well rounded and show passion in non-medical opportunities shaped around community and leadership!
Create a unique personal statement which speaks clearly of your passion to pursue dentistry. This personal statement should easily distinguish you from another applicant
Practice proper interview skills and techniques
Engage in academic research & clinical science!
Seek the right counselors and mentors to keep you on track, motivated, and ready to become a Pharmacist
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Complete undergraduate coursework to include the following prerequisite courses:
- At least one year of Biology or Zoology, General Chemistry, General Physics, English and College Math Detailed list of requirements for each program found here:
Explore opportunities to gain practical experience working with patients in a pharmacy or health-related setting.
Draft personal statement explaining the following (PharmCAS prompt):
- Why did you select pharmacy as a career and how the Doctor of Pharmacy degree relates to your immediate and long-term professional goals?
- Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you achieve your goals.
Request official copies of transcripts to be sent to you to aid you in filling out transcript entry portion of PharmCAS
Contact potential letter writers
- Determine what types of letter writers (faculty, pharmacists) are required for each specific program
- Confirm the individual is willing to provide a letter of reference
- Provide them with description of programs you are applying to, copy of your CV & personal statement
- Discuss deadline date with evaluator
Create new account on PharmCAS
Complete application through PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service)
Complete biography, coursework, experience (employment, extracurricular, research, volunteer), achievements, standardized test scores (PCAT) section
Request official transcripts be sent to PharmCAS from every college you have attended.
- Provide registrar with Transcript Request form
Upload letters of recommendation into PharmCAS
- Evaluators must submit electronic letters of reference (eLORs) ONLY to PharmCAS
- Alert evaluator to watch for an automated email from PharmCAS with the subject “PharmCAS Reference Request” from email@example.com
Have standardized test score (PCAT) sent directly to PharmCAS (Code 104)
Designate programs to apply to
Input personal statement
- It is recommended to use a word processing program and then copying and pasting statement into text box.
Submit application fee
Print and REVIEW application for any errors or omissions
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