Pharmacy is a vital and expanding part of health care. More and more young people are seeking a rewarding career in modern pharmacy. The pharmacies of today do much more than dispense medicine. They are a source of information for both physician and patient in the selection, dosage, and administration of the thousands of drugs available. Pharmacy requires scientific knowledge, personal and professional skills, and a commitment to a lifetime of learning.
Some schools admit students into their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs after they have completed two years of undergraduate work. Most schools require or prefer applicants to have a Bachelor's degree. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is a standardized test that must be taken prior to applying to pharmacy programs. Berry students are held in very high regard by most of the area pharmacy schools and, therefore, enjoy a high acceptance rate into their Pharm.D. programs.
More information about course prerequisites and general admission information can be found here: http://www.aacp.org/resources/student/pharmacyforyou/admissions/pages/PSAR.aspx
Information about the PCAT can be found here: http://www.pcatweb.info
Students interested in pharmacy should contact Dr. Dominic Qualley early in their college career to discuss the pre-pharmacy requirements and application process.
Dr. Dominic F. Qualley
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
303A McAllister Hall
PO Box 5016
Mount Berry, GA 30149-5016
Phone: (706) 368-5718