What does it take to become a pharmacist?
2-4 years Undergraduate = Pre-requisite courses & Optional Bachelor’s degree
ME = 3 years = Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences
4 years Graduate School = School of Pharmacy (traditional semester system)
ME = 4 years = Doctorate degree = Doctor of Pharmacy degree = Pharm.D.
1-2 years Optional Post-Graduate Training = Residency or Fellowship
ME = 2 years = ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency & PGY2 Critical Care Residency
TOTAL = ME = 9 years
State: Depends on State (CA is CPJE)
Board Certified Pharmacist Specialist (optional): Several specialty certifications available