Is becoming a pharmacist right for me?
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How to become a Pharmacist
It takes between six to eight years to become a pharmacist. All aspiring pharmacists are required to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) through a doctoral program accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). To enter into PharmD, students will be required to complete a four-year Bachelor's Degree in Health Science.
Combining class work with practical experience, pharmacy programs usually take four years. Some schools offer an accelerated three-year program, while others offer a "0 to 6" program, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. This type of program admits high school graduates for a six-year program that combines pharmacy prerequisites with professional school.