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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 virtually on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 30. 

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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 virtually on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Registration deadline is Friday, July 23.

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Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare (SMH)

Student Mentors for Minorities in Healthcare (SMH) is a mentoring program for high school and undergraduate students interested in the health professions. The program pairs a current College of Pharmacy student to serve as a mentor for a high school or undergraduate student to share with them information that will assist the mentee in preparing to apply for graduate school.  

Sessions are held virtually monthly on Saturdays from 10 AM - 12 PM and allow mentees to learn about a specific profession, the admissions process, and participate in personal and professional development opportunities to grow and develop the skills needed to gain entry into a graduate-level health professions program.

Application requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior in high school or an undergraduate college student
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume
  • Brief statement highlighting why you are interested in the program and what you can bring to this program
  • Letter of recommendation - optional 
  • GPA and Applicable test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.) - optional

SMH application closed Sunday, November 15, 2020 but will re-open in fall 2021 for the next cycle.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Cathy Worrall


AHEC Virtual Summer Careers Academy

The Virtual 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.

The program will be held June 7-11, 2021. The application fee has been waived for 2021. For more information, please visit South Carolina AHEC Virtual Summer Careers Academy.

Application closed for summer 2021.


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 

Revised Program Available Summer 2021


Shadow a Pharmacist

Interested in shadowing a pharmacist at MUSC? Contact Dr. Cathy Worrall at

This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.


Shadow a Pharmacy Student

Interested in learning more about a day in the life of a MUSC pharmacy student? Contact us at 

This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.