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Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD Preparatory Program

Pharmacists are a part of the health team caring for patients with direct patient contact. The majority of pharmacists work directly with the public, but there is also opportunity for research, hospital patient care, and innovation with a pharmacy career. With the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry and an aging population, becoming a pharmacist is in demand.

In order to be admitted to pharmacy school, prospective students without the required undergraduate science courses can take advantage of the Pre-Pharmacy path in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.

A Note from Your Advisor:

Pharmacy is a critical link in the patient care chain, which includes considerable direct patient contact and care. Investigate the possibilities here through this website.

UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program has a linkage agreement with the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Vermont campus, which guarantees an interview to all students who complete the UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program and meet the ACPHS linkage requirements.

Sample Curriculum:

For students entering the third of a six-year program:
2 semesters General Chemistry with labs, 8 credits
2 semesters General Biology with labs, 8 credits
2 semesters Organic Chemistry with labs, 8 credits
1 semester Statistics, 3 credits
1 semester Calculus I, 3 credits
1 semester Microbiology with lab, 4 credits
2 semesters Physics, 6 credits
1 semester General Psychology, 3 credits
3 semesters Humanities, 9 credits
1 semester Public Speaking, 3 credits

Highly recommended:

Liberal Arts electives