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Pharmacy Schools Spotlight: Touro College of Pharmacy

Touro College of Pharmacy currently offers an interesting 2+2 PharmD program. This involves two years of didactic teaching, while the remaining two years are spent within an experiential program. This is two years in the classroom and two years in the real world. Most pharmacy schools usually have a 3+1 program, which makes the 2+2 structure unique, and could be appealing to many people who seek more experience than the usual one year of practice offered in a standard pharmd program. Moreover, a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required to apply and the the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required at the moment for admission, although it is preferred. Touro College of Pharmacy is also located in the heart of New York City – Manhattan for those that prefer the urban life with lots of activity; the college therefore holds one of the highest ‘walkscore’ ratings of 97. Touro College of Pharmacy is also a program that is very focused on public health in addition to having very modern facilities.

For more information about Touro College of Pharmacy, contact:

Touro College of Pharmacy
230 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
info.pharmacy@touro.edu | 646-981-4700

Pharmacy School Locations

There are around 120 pharmacy schools more or less in the United States. Many out-of-state students apply without knowledge of the pharmacy school location or surroundings. Pharmacy schools are a solid commitment of at least four years of study. This is a long time, and enjoying the area is very important to the happiness and well-being of a student’s life. Sure, you may ask what the point of having fun is when you’ll be studying endlessly. But why not have both? A good location and comfortable situation is something we all want. The best suggestion is to visit the school, and talk to the current students about the program. If you have family or friends who live nearby, even better. Try to spend a few days in the schools have accepted you into their program in order to better gauge the area, as well as the people that you happen to meet during your visit. You could also check out walk scores on the PharmD Programs page. Find your school and see what score shows up. Each pharmacy school is given a score rooted on the number of restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment, and other similar commercial areas that are available within walking distance of the school. The higher the score, the better ‘walkability.’

Three Year PharmD Programs

Accelerated PharmD programs offer students the option of finishing earlier than a typical four year PharmD program. These programs have the advantage of allowing students to start their pharmacist careers earlier; however they also have the usual burden of more rigorous course work and less time off. These programs are not for everyone, and the candidate who pursues this route should think a lot about whether this kind of lifestyle is for them. Some of the pharmacy schools that offer these accelerated pharmacy programs include:

Albany College of Pharmacy
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Worcester
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Pacific University School of Pharmacy
South University School of Pharmacy
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy

Please research the PharmD programs to see if they are still currently offering accelerated pharmacy programs. Feel free to contact us at info@pharmdprograms.org for any new updates about pharmacy schools that are offering accelerated pharmacy programs.