- Networking with other students interested in applying to pharmacy school
- Meeting representatives from PharmD programs, including admissions officers
- Hearing from guest speakers like current PharmD students, local pharmacists and other health professionals
- Participating in community outreach activities with other club members
- Developing leadership skills and teamwork experience
It's for you! Join it!
Wait! But your campus doesn't have a pre-pharmacy club. Perfect! Start one. What a way to demonstrate your initiative and leadership! And it should be fairly easy to get it off the ground.
- Visit your campus Student Activities or Associated Students office (ask if a pre-pharmacy club ever existed on your campus -- if so, they will likely have a file with helpful information to get you started)
- Inquire about starting a new organization on campus (you'll likely have to complete paperwork, submit names of officers, and develop a constitution/bylaws)
- Ask the Student Activities advisor for a sample constitution (or better yet, ask to see the constitution of a similar organization -- like pre-med or pre-dentistry)
- Work with the activities office to reserve a room for your first/informational meeting; post announcements/posters in key areas that likely will draw prospective members (i.e. science department building) to the meeting; develop an agenda
- Recruit your favorite professor to serve as the club's advisor
Build it! They will come!