Undergraduate pharmaceutical courses help to prepare students for the tougher classes in the graduate levels.
Just as there are weeder courses in pre-med programs, there are ways to make sure that pharmacy students are serious about going on to the graduate level classes in their pharmacy college. In most schools, you will need to go through a two years pre-pharmacy program to see if you’re cut out for the heavy course load. You might not be. You might be. You need to take these two years to make the decision to find out. And while this might seem like a big commitment in your life, think about the many years to follow. If you hate pharmacy training, you’re going to have a lot of years to suffer. But when you are working through the first two years, you might also find you love the program and you can suffer through it. Either way, you’re still going to suffer – but you might be happy about it.
Undergraduate pharmacy courses aren’t easy at all. And they’re not meant to be. The teachers are looking at you to make sure that you’re not going to waste their time and your own time.
You’re going to learn about:
Training to be a pharmacist is akin to training to be a doctor, though you probably won’t be up for weeks on end on call. Hopefully. If so, get the heck out of that program.
Pharmacy programs are competition and cutthroat, so you need to be willing to give up your social life and study more than you watch Glee. It’s time to buckle down (up?) in order to get the degree that averages out to about $100,000 a year salary after you’re done.