Choosing a Pharmacy School

Choosing the right Pharmacy school for you takes significant research. Plan to apply to at least 5 schools, more if you do not feel you are as competitive as you would like to be.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pharmacy school

  • Placement of students in hospital residencies**
  • Admissions criteria
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Quality and reputation
  • Mission, philosophy, values
  • Curriculum and program delivery
  • Internship/externships
  • Specialties
  • Research interests
  • Career resources and job placement
  • Licensure test scores
  • Facilities
  • Faculty

**A career working as a hospital pharmacist requires a residency as part of your training. Some schools are more challenging than others to secure residencies in hospitals.

Information on Pharmacy Programs

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