Pre-pharmacy Programs

Begin your journey to a career in pharmacy today!

Did you know that pharmacists are considered to be the most easily accessible healthcare professionals? Did you also know that pharmacist jobs in health systems and ambulatory care settings are expected to increase over the next 10 years? How about that there are over 90 unique career paths in pharmacy?

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care as a pharmacist can become involved in one or more of our pre-pharmacy programs. We offer a wide variety of pre-pharmacy programming ranging from one-on-one advising to a Career Specialty Series! We encourage you to find the program that is right for you and sign up today!


June 19-23, 2022

Pathways to Pharmacy is an immersive summer camp designed exclusively for high school students. You will be introduced to the widely growing field of pharmacy and experience a medication’s life cycle from research and development all the way to clinical application. You will also experience an abbreviated version of the curriculum at NEOMED with each day of the camp focusing on a different academic year. New this year, we are offering participants the option of a day camp or an overnight camp. Both groups will be involved with the on-campus activities, while only the overnight group will take advantage of the off-campus activities.



Not sure if pharmacy is right for you? There’s an area of pharmacy for every personality type! Whether you want to have direct patient care responsibilities or perhaps impact patient lives without ever meeting them, there’s an area of pharmacy for you. In partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the pharmacy career quiz is a great way for prospective students to learn about some of the many areas of pharmacy.

Take the Pharmacy Career Quiz

Discovery Days

NEOMED College of Pharmacy Discovery Days are the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like a customized campus tour as well as personalized time with NEOMED faculty, staff and students. Discovery Days are a great way to become familiar with our campus as well as our NEOMED pharmily in a small group setting. This is a great program for those looking for a more individualized experience.

Book your in person Discovery Day experience

Book your virtual Discovery Day experience

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Undergraduate college students are invited to join our Pre-Pharmacy club at any time! The NEOMED Pre-Pharmacy club meets monthly offering both an in person and virtual option. Joining our Pre-Pharmacy club provides members with an inside look at the profession of pharmacy as well as a chance to network with current pharmacists and student pharmacists. The best part- there’s no cost to join!


CareeRXploration Podcast

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Learn more about specialties in pharmacy through our CareeRXploration podcast. Hear from pharmacists working in the cannabis industry, solid organ transplant pharmacists and more.

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Pharmacist Shadowing Program

Shadowing experiences are a terrific way to get a deeper understanding of the pharmacist’s role on the healthcare team. We invite high school students and college students to submit a request to shadow one of our many alumni and faculty who are practicing in diverse areas of pharmacy. Our alumni and faculty offer shadowing experiences in areas such as pediatric pharmacy, emergency medicine pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy, and so much more!


Student Ambassador Shadowing Program

Wonder what it would be like to be a student pharmacist—What classes would you take? What activities could you join?

Our Student Ambassador Shadowing Program allows you to experience a day in the life of a current NEOMED College of Pharmacy student! No matter where you are in your academic journey, you’re invited to submit an inquiry to get a feel for what pharmacy school is like at NEOMED.


Early Assurance Program

Would you like to get a head start on starting your journey to becoming a pharmacist? NEOMED College of Pharmacy’s Early Assurance program allows you to do just that. Eligible high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores are encouraged to apply to our Early Assurance program to secure their seat in our college of pharmacy. Accepted candidates will experience exclusive perks such as access to a NEOMED Peer Mentor and invitations to attend events on campus.

Learn more about Early Assurance for undergrad students

Learn more about Early Assurance for high school seniors

Not ready to sign up for one of our programs just yet? No problem! Stay in touch with us and to get updates about upcoming opportunities.

Have a question or want to talk with an advisor?

Dr. Abdlrasul, NEOMED pharmacy faculty member.

Dr. Fady Abdlrasul

Do you have questions about the profession of pharmacy or what steps you should take next to pursue a career as a pharmacist?

Would you like personalized one-on-one advising time with a faculty member at NEOMED?

Please feel free to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with Dr. Abdlrasul (Dr. A), Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, director of Pipeline Programs for the Office of Student Success, Staff Pharmacist at Rootstown Community Pharmacy and NEOMED College of Pharmacy alum (’14).

Set up a meeting with Dr. A 


Dr. Fady Abdlrasul

Pre-Pharmacy Programs

College of Pharmacy at NEOMED