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How do I become a pharmacist?
To work as a pharmacist one must have a doctor of pharmacy degree, known as a PharmD. Pharmacy programs are usually four years long and must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). To gain admission one must have at least two years of college study with courses including math, chemistry, biology, physics, humanities and social sciences. Applicants generally have to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. Doctor of pharmacy programs include coursework in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology (effects of drugs on the body), toxicology and pharmacy administration.
Where is there a pharmacy program?
University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers a program.
Are there any scholarships available?
To learn about financial assistance, visit scholarships for school and training programs.
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