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What are PharmD programs?

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PharmD programs are doctor of pharmacy degree programs. This is the degree required for pharmacy students to take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam. Most PharmD degrees require three to four years of undergraduate education and four years of professional education. Some good schools in the United States that offer PharmD programs are University of California- San Francisco, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and University of Minnesota.

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The University of California at San Francisco has a full-time four year doctor of pharmacy degree program. Each year this program has around 1,200 applicants and accepts 122 students for enrollment. After completing their PharmD program, over 99% of students at this school pass the national licensure exam, which qualifies them for employment opportunities in the field.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also has a PharmD program that emphasizes immersion into the field of pharmacy with clinical experiences and interaction with interdisciplinary health care teams. This school also offers a Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate and Global Pharmacy Scholars program.

The University of Minnesota doctor of pharmacy degree program offers an Experimental Education program, where students are immersed in both community and hospital pharmacy practice settings. This school also has Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in acute care, ambulatory and retail settings.

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