Pharmacy is a doctoral health profession in which licensed professionals provide information about medications to patients and other healthcare professionals. As "medication experts," pharmacists are concerned with safeguarding the public's health in matters relating to medication distribution and use and disease state management.
Pharmacists play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and information they provide. The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in recent years due to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially for the growing elderly population. The number of pharmacists in healthcare services is also increasing as pharmacists become more actively involved in drug therapy management for patients of all ages.
The pre-pharmacy option at K-State will prepare students for pharmacy school. Pharmacy schools require 65-70 hours of courses prior to professional school. Pharmacy school graduates can work in a number of different environments, including pharmacies, research laboratories, and hospitals.
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Related pre-pharmacy links
K-State Pre-Pharmacy Website
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Pharmacy College Admissions Test
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - Application Service
National Community Pharmacists Association
American Pharmacists Association
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
American Chemical Society
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education