MUSC Pharmacy Students Succeed

Our students score significantly higher than the national average on NAPLEX, MPJE, and match rate for residencies. Interprofessional education. Top academic medical center. Beautiful and historic Charleston.

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Prospective Student Programs


The 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 interview practice.

PREP will be held in summer 2022. More information will be available in January 2022. 


Student at at work 

The 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 summer 2022. More information will be available in January 2022. 


Student Mentors for Minorities in Pharmacy (SMMP)

Student Mentors for Minorities in Pharmacy (SMMP) is a program designed to prepare minority high school and college students for a career path in pharmacy. Students are paired with a current MUSC College of Pharmacy student who serves as their mentor and guides them through the program, while offering insight and advice from their own personal experiences.

SMMP is part of the Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare initiative created by the College of Medicine.  The program has grown to encompass mentoring of underrepresented minority (URM) students throughout the various colleges at MUSC. The College of Pharmacy collaborates with the College of Medicine when hosting this program and introduces students to the interprofessional environment that occurs in healthcare and, more specifically, at MUSC.

This program provides mentees with a competitive advantage when applying to a graduate-level health professions program through various workshops, seminars, and professional development activities.

SMMP will run from October 2021 to May 2022. Sessions will be held virtually once a month on a Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM
(specific dates are to be determined)

SMMP is designed for URM students that are a junior or senior in high school or an undergraduate college student. The MUSC College of Pharmacy defines underrepresented minority as Black/African American, Native American, and/or Hispanic (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, other Hispanic or Latino)

SMMP registration has closed for this cycle and will re-open in fall 2022. If you have questions about the program, please contact Madison Riley at 


AHEC Summer Careers Academy

The Summer Careers Academy is presented by South Carolina AHEC in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Colleges of Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and the MUSC Library. The Academy is a one-week summer program designed to help underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged students prepare for entry into health professions programs in South Carolina.

For more information, please visit South Carolina AHEC Virtual Summer Careers Academy.

More information on the program dates for summer 2022 will be available in January 2022.


Pre-Pharmacy Certificate Program

A certificate program designed for high school or college students to explore the health care career field of pharmacy. Through the utilization of APhA's career pathways evaluation program, participants will gain a better understanding of the field of pharmacy and forge connections with pharmacy professionals. 

Program details:

  • complete pre-program reflection
  • complete APhA career pathways program assessment
  • review APhA career option profiles
  • complete five quizzes
  • interview five pharmacists complete post-program reflection 

Contact Madison Riley at to enroll.  


Shadow a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Student

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