The information session will last approximately one hour. It will provide an overview of the PharmD program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, with topics including careers in pharmacy, a faculty profile, the admissions process, and other frequently asked questions about the program.
Earn a doctorate in as little as six years – the Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four-year commitment and an undergraduate degree isn’t required for pharmacy school.
Pharmacy is a diverse career – with a PharmD degree, you can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care settings, and in a wide variety of other sites, including the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry, and higher education.
Pharmacists are often the most accessible member of the health care team – with a pharmacy in nearly every neighborhood in America, you will be a trusted source of health care information for the patient’s you serve. Pharmacy regularly rates as one of the most trusted professions.
A pharmacist’s job is increasingly complex – while medication dispensing is still a key role for pharmacists, they also provide direct patient care through the administration of vaccines, blood pressure monitoring services, cholesterol screening, diabetes disease management, smoking cessation consultation, and bone density scans for osteoporosis screening.
The pharmacist is the medication expert on the health care team – there is a push in the United States for patient care to be provided by interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals. The pharmacist is the medication expert on that team, providing guidance and recommendations on appropriate use of medications to treat a variety of diseases and illnesses.