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While the length of schooling for doctors, some nursing degrees, and other specialties can be daunting, rest assured that pharmacy school is not that long. Pharmacy school generally lasts about 4 years of professional study, with varying options for pre-professional study.
What is pre-professional study?
Pre-professional studies are courses you take or degrees you earn prior to going to pharmacy school. Some programs require very little while others require full four-year degrees. There are pros and cons for each option. For instance, time spent in pre-professional studies can better prepare students for pharmacy school, however it can make the total time spent in pharmacy school longer.
Can I go to pharmacy school right after high school? How long is pharmacy school if I do this?
Yes! Should you choose to enter pharmacy school directly after high school, keep in mind your first two years will still be spent doing “pre-pharmacy” coursework before you enter your professional courses. If you enter into pharmacy school directly after high school, it is typically still 6 years of schooling to earn your pharmacy degree.
If I want to go to non-pharmacy University first
Pharmacy professional programs are typically four years in length starting with 1-2 years of heavily didactic courses, progressing into more experiential learning, and a final year of practical rotations. Total time spent earning a Doctorate in Pharmacy degree, in this instance, could range then from 6 years all the way to 8 or 9 years depending on your education path.
Training Beyond School
s the profession of pharmacy continues to advance, post-graduate training offers opportunities for more education and experience, helping graduates practice at the top of their licensing. Post-graduate training includes a yearlong residency in almost every field of pharmacy. These experiences are considered to be equivalent to three years of on-the-job experience due to the level of intensity and workload of the programs.
So, how long is pharmacy school? It is typically 4 years with many options before and after to extend that time. Key thoughts for students considering pharmacy school should be around the value of time spent learning prior to pharmacy school, and the value of post-graduate training.
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