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DIY Pre-Pharmacy Student Planning Guide

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pre-Pharmacy Student Planning Guide & Self Assessment document provides important resources for UT Austin students planning on applying to Pharmacy school. An Update is coming soon - check it out and begin your journey to Pharmacy School today.

Prerequisites and Timeline for Pharmacy School

PREREQUISITES

UT Austin PhARMacy Acceptance Statistics

We now have our UT Austin Pharmacy acceptance and matriculation statistics complete for entry year 2013. Please check them out. 

UT Austin Students - Pharmacy Acceptance & Matriculation Statistics for Entry Year 2013 

If you are a Pre-Pharmacy student please remember to check the box in your application to release your acceptance data back to us so we can ensure we get the most compresentive statistics we can for all future UT Austin Pre-Pharmacy students. If you have questions on the Pre-Pharmacy acceptance statistics please ask your Pre-Health Professions Coach during an appointment. 

Pharmacy Technician Certification

Obtaining your pharmacy technician certfication can help you in many ways. It can help you to get a job in the pharmacy field and gain valuable experience. It can also open doors for shadowing opportunities and is a good option to explore if you are considering applying to pharmacy school.  

Steps to getting your Pharmacy Technician Certification: 

1) Prepare for and Take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

  • The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has a national certification program that enables pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. PTCB administers a nationally accredited certification examination for pharmacy technicians which tests knowledge in all practice settings.

2) Apply for Pharmacy Technician Certification through (PTCB). 

3) Apply to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician in the state of Texas

  • Application for Texas State Pharmacy Technician Registration Application. Complete this if you are certified by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), complete the online application linked above to register as a Pharmacy Technician in Texas.

Stress Management Resources

SELF CARE IS IMPORTANT:

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

OTHER RESOURCES: 

 

 

PCAT Exam

COURSE CONTENT TESTED ON  PCAT

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are recommended but not required for the exam

 

  • BIO 311C, BIO 311D, BIO 205L or 206L (Biology)
  • * BIO 326R or 326M, 226L (Microbiology)
  • * BIO 446L, BIO 365S, BIO 165 (Anatomy & Physiology)
  • CH 301, CH 302, CH 204 (General Chemistry)
  • CH 320M, CH 320N, CH 220C (Organic Chemistry)
  • RHE 306 (Rhetoric)
  • E316L or E316M or E316N, or E316P (Literature)
  • * Statistics
  • * 408C (Calculus)

Research Pharmacy Schools Before You Apply!

  • Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements (PSAR)

Application Services

APPLICATION SERVICE

  • PharmCAS
  • For schools NOT using PharmCAS, see individual school admissions web pages for application instructions
  • List of Texas Pharmacy Schools

TEXAS PHARMACY SCHOOLS REQUIRING SECONDARY APPLICATIONS

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through TMDSAS, PharmCAS and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Always check on the cost with the school. Costs can range from $50-$150. 

Letters of Reference

You can have a maximum of four (4) references on your PharmCAS application. Do NOT send more than four references to PharmCAS. Send any additional references directly to your designated pharmacy schools. Pharmacy schools may not consider extra references.Check your school’s entry on the PharmCAS Directory to see what types of evaluations are required, recommended and not accepted by each institution. A few schools prefer that applicants send references directly to the institution. This information will be included on their directory page.

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Pharmacy school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values

Pre-Pharmacy Resources

Pre-Pharmacy Interviewing Resources