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Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacists are health care professionals who dispense medications prescribed by physicians. They also counsel patients on proper drug use. Pharmacists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, retail businesses, long-term care facilities, internet pharmacies, and public health services.

Undergraduate students interested in the pharmacy program at Iowa are classified as pre-pharmacy majors. They are assigned an academic advisor to assist them in planning their prerequisite coursework. Students spend two to three years completing prerequisite coursework before enrolling in a professional pharmacy program.

 

Information on The University of Iowa pharmacy program can be found at University of Iowa Pharmacy. Students will find information on prerequisite courses, the admissions process, the profile of last year's accepted class, and the Pharmacy College Admission Test.

 

Information on pharmacy programs at different schools in the United States can be found through this link:

http://www.pharmcas.org/applicants/thedirectory.htm.

 

Students who are interested in knowing more about the working conditions, salary range, and required training to become a pharmacist should access http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos079.htm

 

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