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  • 1. Your Future in Pharmacy Clay Arnold Director of Recruiting and Pre-pharmacy Advising

2. What does a pharmacist do? Counsel patients on medication use: prescription and OTC Advise other health care professionals on drug therapy decisions for patients Prevent medication errors! Make drugs easier for patients to take Take patients vital signs Invent new drug products 3. Career Possibilities in Pharmacy Academic Pharmacist Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Clinical Research Pharmacist Community Pharmacist Compounding Pharmacist Critical Care Pharmacist Drug Information Pharmacist Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Geriatric Pharmacist HIV Pharmacist Hospice Pharmacist Hospital Pharmacist Infectious Disease Pharmacist Informatics Pharmacist Internal Medicine Pharmacist Long-Term Care Pharmacist Managed Care Pharmacist Medication Safety Pharmacist Military Pharmacist Neurology Pharmacist Nuclear Pharmacist Nutritional Support Pharmacist Oncology Pharmacist Operating Room Pharmacist Outcomes Research Pharmacist Pediatric Pharmacist Pharmacist Attorney Pharmacy Benefit Manager Pharmacy Executive Poison Control Pharmacist Primary Care Pharmacist Psychiatric Pharmacist Public Health Service Pharmacist Regulatory Pharmacist Transplant Pharmacist Veterinary Pharmacist 4. The College of Pharmacy offers two programs PharmD Program Preparation to become a licensed pharmacist PhD Program Preparation to become a research scientist 5. College of Pharmacy PharmD Program PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy degree) Requires two to three years of college prerequisites PLUS four years of professional pharmacy school (six to seven years total after high school) Does NOT require a bachelors degree. Overview of Profession Avg pharmacist salary in KY $117,390/year Top 5 most satisfying career Top 5 most trusted profession 6. College of Pharmacy Ranked #5 in nation (US News & World Report) New 280,000 sq ft building largest pharmacy education building in the world! 95% graduation rate UK PharmD students rank among the best in the nation in first-time pass rates on the national licensing exam (NAPLEX) Interdisciplinary learning: Six health colleges on campus (dentistry, medicine, public health, nursing, health sciences) 7. A Differentiated Graduate Dual Degree Programs - make yourself competitive! Complete two degrees while in pharmacy school! PharmD/Masters Business Administration* PharmD/Masters Public Administration PharmD/Masters Public Health PharmD/Masters of Physician Asst. Studies* PharmD/Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences Residencies (>95% successfully placed) *2-3 additional pre-reqs required. View website. 8. What does it take to get into Pharmacy School??? Each year, approximately 76% of Kentucky residents and UK students who apply to College of Pharmacy are given interviews 9. Prerequisite Courses For First-Time Freshman Entering College Fall 2014 or After Courses Semesters Credit Hours English 2 6-7 General Chemistry 2 plus labs 8-10 Organic Chemistry 2 plus labs 8-10 Biology 1 plus lab 4-5 Microbiology 1 plus lab 4-5 Calculus -OR- College Algebra & Elementary Calculus 1 OR 2 4-5 OR 6 Human Anatomy 1 3 Physiology 1 3 Statistics 1 3 Business 1 3 Electives Refer to handouts for recommendations Enough to bring total to 70 or more semester hours 10. Notes on Classes College of Pharmacy English policies are the same as UKs : Must satisfy Composition & Communications I & II Honors classes, English ACT score, etc. Chemistry 105 - If your ACT score is below the requirement, no worries! Your advisor will place you in a workshop. Possible summer class required to get back on track! - If you might struggle, consider CHE 109 & 110. Together, cover the same content as CHE 105 over extended period. 11. Math Placement Exam UK COP Math Requirement - Option 1:MA 109 and MA 123 OR Must earn hours for both; placement alone does not satisfy either requirement. Option 1 is the preferred option given the use of algebra (not Calculus!) in pharmacy school and on the PCAT! - Option 2: MA 113. If you place into MA 113, you are good where you are! AP credit accepted (score of 4 or higher) If you have satisfied the requirement but need to brush-up, take MA 109 as an elective! MathExcel supplemental workshop recommended 12. Elective Courses to Consider Prerequisite course handout in folder Bottom right corner lists suggested electives (not required) Take major courses or UK Core courses as electives to strengthen your back-up plan. Take UK 101 (freshman orientation course) UK 101 students have higher GPAs and retention rates Only 1 credit hour. Important for pre- pharmacy students! 13. FAQ: What major should I choose? ANY major works as long as you take the required pre-pharmacy courses Always have a back-up plan! Majors to consider: Agriculture Biotechnology (College of Agriculture) Human Nutrition (College of Agriculture) Human Health Sciences Biology (College of Arts & Sciences) Undergraduate Studies (This major houses the Pre- Med advisors to help keep you on track! Best option if unsure!!!!) 14. FAQ: When will I complete the Pre-pharmacy courses? 10% 15% of admitted students = 2 yr. path 40% of admitted students = 3 yr. path (most common) Who is the successful 2-year student? Has some AP credit-often 2 or more courses This will lower college course load. Math ACT of 26/27 or higher Has excellent high school prep & good study skills Able to score competitively on the PCAT (must take it after your freshman year on this plan) 15. 2 year vs. 3 year If you are planning to follow the 2 year pre- pharmacy plan, and are not already in Undergraduate Studies, change your major. Two-year students can change to the 3 year plan if it becomes too difficult. Assess after first semester. See handout in folder for 2 and 3 year sample schedules. (Take this with you to register for classes tomorrow!) 16. Admission to the PharmD Program College pre-pharmacy coursework (2-3 years) Overall college GPA (3.0 3.5 recommended) Science-only GPA (3.0 3.5 recommended) We do not look at high school grades or ACT/SAT scores Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) Past experiences Work and/or volunteering/shadowing Letters of Reference Plan ahead! (Work in a pharmacy, take same professor 2 semesters in a row, etc.) 3 required; 1 must be from a pharmacist or professor If invited: Interview 17. What should I do to prepare? Educate yourself about health care careers Volunteer in the medical field (hospital, nursing home, hospice, Red Cross, etc.) Center for Community Outreach Project Health Shadow a professional 2-3 hours (request assistance from guidance counselor or family member) 3-4 different types of pharmacists if possible Career Center Explore whether health care is the right field for YOU! Become familiar with admissions processes and requirements of schools Prerequisites may vary! 18. Pharmacy School Class work and rotations Professional year 1 -3 (PY1 PY3) Rotations in community/retail, hospital and other sites Labs (sterile, compounding) Mock patient labs Diagnose and counsel mock patients Professional year 4 (PY4) Rotations in 7 different areas of pharmacy (6 weeks each) International rotations available 19. Paying For Pharmacy School Financial Aid Approximately 90% of students on full loans for COP Professional students cannot claim parents income on financial aid documents Typically allows for more financial aid Scholarships Available only to students admitted to COP, not undergraduate students Some UK undergraduate scholarships can be applied to pharmacy school. See UK Scholarship Office for details. 20. Pre-pharmacy Support at UK Pre-pharmacy Advising & Workshops Pre-pharmacy Club meetings Pre-pharmacy Open House events (Saturdays) September 20, November 1, TBD MOST Importantly: Join the pre-pharmacy listserv to receive emails about these events! Tear our and complete the information card in your brochure and place on the back row or on the pharmacy information table just outside before you leave! 21. BioPharm Complex (NEW College of Pharmacy) Tour: Tomorrow 2 p.m. (Corner of Virginia Ave and South Limestone) 22. Questions? Clay Arnold pharmacyinfo@lsv.uky.edu Director of Recruiting and Pre-pharmacy Advising