Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines. The scope of pharmacy practice includes roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes services related to healthcare, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.

Students interested in pursuing pharmacy as a career goal should follow the pre-pharmacy track at Randolph-Macon College. The pre-pharmacy track follows very closely to the pre-med track; however, pre-pharmacy track students are encouraged to pursue shadowing and internship opportunities with pharmacy professionals. They are also given guidance about the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and how best to prepare for it. Students in this track are strongly encouraged to start looking at the pharmacy programs they are interested in as soon as possible. Pharmacy school pre-requisites are similar, but they do vary from program to program. As long as students complete the pre-requisites for the programs they are interested in applying to, they are free to pursue whichever major they choose.