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April 12, 2012. General Meeting. MS Walk. May 6, 2012 You can join and/or donate to our team through: http://sites.udel.edu/ prepharmacy Donate at our Trabant Kiosk on: 04/18/12 8:30am-10:30am 04/27/12 8:30am-10:30am 04/30/12 4:30pm-6:30pm 05/02/12 4:30pm-6:30pm.

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april 12 2012
April 12, 2012

General Meeting

ms walk
MS Walk
  • May 6, 2012
  • You can join and/or donate to our team through:
    • http://sites.udel.edu/prepharmacy
  • Donate at our Trabant Kiosk on:
    • 04/18/12 8:30am-10:30am
    • 04/27/12 8:30am-10:30am
    • 04/30/12 4:30pm-6:30pm
    • 05/02/12 4:30pm-6:30pm
executive board positions
Executive Board Positions
  • Executive Board Positions will be available for Fall 2012.
      • President, Vice President, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, Secretary, and Webmaster.
      • The descriptions for these jobs will be in the minutes for this meeting.
  • If you are interested in becoming a board member, please email:
    • Vanessa Carranza: carranza@udel.edu
      • You will be asked a couple questions through email to see what you can contribute to the club.
    • Please contact her in the next week
why pharmacy
  • Plays an important role in healthcare
  • One of the best paid and most appreciated profession
  • Recession proof career
before deciding
  • Volunteering or Internship (http://www.aboutpharmacyschools.com/education/internship.asp)
  • Shadowing a pharmacist
  • Working as a pharmacy technician or clerk
    • Hospital
    • Clinical
    • Nuclear
    • Academia
    • Research
    • Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Consulting
  • Doing your own personal investigate into career opportunities as a pharmacist
  • Completed or be in the process of concluding all prerequisite
  • Most school require:
    • a minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • PCAT


Graduate programs

Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Pharmacy Administration


  • Four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (pharm.D.)
  • Six-year
  • Academic Pharmacists
  • Ambulatory Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Community/Retail Pharmacists
  • Government Pharmacists
  • Home Care Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacists
  • Independent Pharmacist
  • Industrial Pharmacists
  • Managed Care Pharmacist
  • Nuclear Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacists
  • Radiopharmacists
  • Research Pharmacists
useful links
  • http://www.gopharmacyschools.com/
  • http://www.aboutpharmacyschools.com/
what are some important qualities to look for in a school
What are some important qualities to look for in a school? 
  • Different degree programs
  • Accreditation and tuition rates
  • Required prerequisite courses and criteria for applicants
where can i find lists of pharmacy schools
Where can I find lists of Pharmacy schools?
  • The website below is an interactive map you can use to find schools in the state(s) you are interested in:
    • http://www.aacp.org/RESOURCES/STUDENT/Pages/SchoolLocator.aspx
  • Us News Top ranked schools for 2012
    • #1 University of California- San Francisco CA 4.6
    • #2 University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill NC 4.5
    • #3 University of Minnesota – Minneapolis MN 4.4
    • #4 University of Texas – Austin TX 4.3
    • #5 University of Kentucky – Lexington KY 4.2
    • #5 University of Wisconsin – Madison WI 4.2
  • For a full list you can visit:
    • http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/pharmacy-rankings
the pcats
  • In 2012-2013, the PCAT will be offered in July, September, and January
  • It is taken electronically and contains a verbal, biology, chemistry, reading comprehension, quantitative ability, and two writing sections.
  • After the exam you will receive a preliminary Score Report immediately.
  • Applications are submitted through PharmCAS which is a common application which most pharmacy schools use
  • PharmCAS opens in June which is when you can start working on your application
  • References, transcripts, GPAs, and application fees (expect supplemental fees) will all be sent through PharmCAS
  • When should I start my PharmCAS application?
  • How do I send a transcript to PharmCAS?
  • How do I have a professor send a recommendation to PharmCAS?
  • How many times can I take the PCATS?
  • How much does the PCAT cost?
  • What are some ways to study for the PCAT?
how should i prepare for the interview
How should I prepare for the Interview?
  • Dress Attire
    • Dress to impress, look professional (business suits, dress shoes, etc.)
  • Preparation
    • Make sure you have everything ready the night before, interviews are usually early in morning
      • Make a list of things you need to do beforehand
    • Give yourself enough time and be aware of morning rush hour traffic
      • Know the address, how to get there, where to park, and know phone number to call just in case
what should i know for the interview
What should I know for the interview?
  • For the actual interview
    • Review your application, essay, and things you want to emphasize about yourself
      • Know the pre-requisites you’ve completed for the school and the ones planned for future
      • Think of questions to ask them
      • Research the school, area, and program
    • Relax, be yourself, be confident
    • Know what you’re heading into ahead of time by going to http://studentdoctor.net/reference-materials/interview-feedback/
      • Click on “Pharmacy schools”
      • Find school you are interviewing at
      • Has tons of information about the interview and school
        • Including questions, tips, interview type and length
        • Tour and travel information for surrounding area
    • KNOW: why pharmacy, why this school, and why they should accept you.