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Prospective Student Programs

Pharmacy Career Pathways
Certificate Program

Pharmacy Career Path Certificate Program home page

Created to assist students as they explore the diverse pharmacy profession, the Pharmacy Career Path Certificate program can help you gauge how your unique interests and values can align with pharmacy. The program is self-paced, online, and complimentary for all prospective students.


Components of the program:

  • Complete the APhA's Career Pathways Evaluation
  • Explore pharmacy career paths that target your interests
  • Forge connections with pharmacists by conducting interviews
  • Receive a certificate to enhance your pharmacy school application 

Enroll Here

To successfully complete the course and receive your certificate, you must create an account. If you have any questions, please contact Madison Protzman at rileymad@musc.edu

Virtual Information Sessions

Students sitting in front of Pharmacy buildingWe know that navigating the admission process can seem overwhelming, but we're here to guide and support you every step of the way! Join us for one of our Virtual Information Sessions to learn more about the MUSC College of Pharmacy, meet current pharmacy students who were once in your shoes, and gain valuable insight into our application process.



Session Dates:


  • February 20 at 6:00 pm: Admission Overview & Student Life
  • March 21 at 6:00 pm: Early Assurance Program (middle or high school students)
  • April 17 at 12:00 pm: Admission Overview & Student Life

To learn more or register for one of the Virtual Information Sessions, please click here. Registration is required.

  Student Mentors for Diversity in Pharmacy (SMDP)

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SMDP is designed to prepare high school and college students for a career path in pharmacy. The program aims to empower and support students from diverse backgrounds, including racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, those from rural areas, and diverse socio-economic backgrounds. We also welcome students who are committed to enriching the pharmacy profession through their unique perspectives.

What to Expect: 

  • Guided Mentorship: When you join SMDP, you'll be paired with a dedicated mentor who is a current MUSC College of Pharmacy student. Your mentor will share invaluable insights and advice from their own experience pursuing pharmacy.
  • Engaging Seminars/Workshops: Through a series of engaging workshops, seminars, and professional development activities, you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to stand out when applying to a graduate-level health professions program.


Eligibility:

  • High school or college-aged students
  • An interest in pharmacy or a willingness to explore the field
  • Commitment to participating in virtual program sessions held one Saturday a month, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am


Program Dates:
SMDP will be conducted entirely in a virtual format, ensuring accessibility for all students:

  • January 20 - Opening Ceremony
  • February 10
  • March 2
  • April 13

SMDP is open to all students, and the College of Pharmacy does not exclude any students based on race, sex, gender, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, or national origin.

The application has closed - all registrants should have received an email. If you did not receive an email or have questions about the program, please contact Madison Protzman at rileymad@musc.edu.

Shadow a Pharmacist or a Student

Infectious Diseases Pharmacists in the hospital

Interested in shadowing a pharmacist at MUSC or learning more about a day in the life of a MUSC pharmacy student?

Shadowing opportunities are offered Monday - Friday and are based on availability of pharmacists and/or class schedule (depending on which shadow experience you are interested in).



In order to shadow a pharmacist, you must: 

  • Provide health documentation to include current TB (within three months of your visit), immunization records, Covid-19 vaccination record, and flu vaccine. 

  • Allow a month's notice before your anticipated shadow date

  • Wear professional business attire and act in a professional manner

The requirements to shadow a pharmacy student are more lenient but still requires a month's notice to schedule. 

If you're interested in either shadowing opportunity, please email Madison Protzman at rileymad@musc.edu. In the email please include which shadowing opportunity you are interested in and what date(s) you are available to shadow.

Pharmacy Readiness Engagement Program (PREP)

Student in the lab with professorThe Pharmacy Readiness Engagement Program (PREP) is designed to prepare prospective students for a career path in pharmacy. The one-day program introduces students to the many career options available in the pharmacy profession, engages students with nationally-recognized faculty - both clinicians and researchers - while preparing for the MUSC College of Pharmacy interview process through mock practice.

PREP will be held in July 2024. Registration will open in late Spring.

PharmDamentals

Student in the compounding labThe PharmDamentals program is specifically designed to engage high school students interested in STEM or healthcare careers and provide a fundamental understanding of the pharmacy profession. 

PharmDamentals will be held in July 2024. Registration will open late spring.