Become a Strong Applicant

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Get ready for pharmacy school!Whether you just became interested in pharmacy or you are currently in the process of applying, we are here to help you learn more about the profession of pharmacy and become a stronger applicant. First, make sure you are familiar with the selection criteria the Admissions Committee uses to evaluate applicants, and then use the resources below to strengthen your understanding of pharmacy and your application to the PharmD program.

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Undergraduate Students

Join a Pre-Pharmacy Club

Listen to pharmacist guests speakers, network to find pharmacy technician jobs, discover volunteer opportunities, and attend social events. If your school does not have a Pre-Pharmacy Club, consider starting one- it would be a great leadership opportunity. Join now in Duluth or the Twin Cities!


Take Undergraduate Pharmacy Courses at the University of Minnesota

These courses are offered online and are a great way to learn about interesting areas of pharmacy and get credit for it. These courses are cost effective for current full-time University of Minnesota students because there is no additional fees to take these courses.

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Minor in Pharmacology or Public Health

All University of Minnesota- Twin Cities students have the option of having a minor in Pharmacology or Public Health

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Explore pharmacy careers. We encourage all students to job shadow or seek a mentor or employment in pharmacy.

High School Students

Scrubs, Gloves, & Microscopes

Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes (SGM) is a “hands-on” health career exploration opportunity for high school students currently in grades 9-12. This event gives you the opportunity to briefly experience life in a health profession.

Scrubs, Gloves, & Microscopes


Experience Minnesota: An Open House Event for Multicultural Students

Experience Minnesota is a special event for high school students interested in the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities held in the fall. You and your family will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions, explore student cultural centers, tour the campus, and meet current U of MN students. Meet representatives from the College of Pharmacy during the College and Majors Fair at Experience Minnesota! Registration is required.

Register for Experience Minnesota