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!

Pathways to Pharmacy Summer Camp

Designed just for high school juniors and seniors, this four-day, immersive summer camp will introduce you to the widely growing field of pharmacy. For instance, you will experience a medication’s life cycle, from research and development to clinical application. Day and overnight options. Set for June 20-23, 2023.

Pathways to Pharmacy Camp


Sponsored by NEOMED and CVS Health

The Future Pharmacist Summit by Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy is the premier summer program for undergraduate college students exploring healthcare career options. This free programs allows participants to experience what a normal day looks like for various pharmacy specialists such as ambulatory care pharmacists, community pharmacists, pain and palliative care pharmacists and more. Participants will spend a total of eight hours shadowing various types of pharmacists at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center as well as at CVS Health. They will also experience what life is like as a student pharmacist in the PharmD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University by participating in an anatomy lab, a non-sterile medication compounding activity, Narcan training, and much more. Seats are limited and the application deadline is May 22!

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Not sure if pharmacy is right for you? There is an area of pharmacy for every personality type! Whether you want to have direct patient care responsibilities or impact patient lives without ever meeting them, there is an area of pharmacy for you. In partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the pharmacy career quiz is a fantastic way for prospective students to learn about 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 and to spend time with NEOMED faculty, staff, and students. Discovery Days are a wonderful 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

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 is 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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Check out this great podcast from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, featuring our very own Dr. Petrea Cober!  This episode highlights the unique challenges and rewards of working in pediatric pharmacy and provides practical tips for students on how to prepare for a career in pediatric pharmacy.

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Pharmacist Shadowing Program

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


Student Ambassador Shadowing Program

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a student pharmacist? What kind of classes you would take? What kind of activities you could participate it? 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 are 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 your journey to becoming a pharmacist? NEOMED College of Pharmacy’s Early Assurance program allows you to do just that. Eligible high school seniors, first-year college students, and college sophomores are encouraged to apply to our Early Assurance program to secure their seat in the NEOMED College of Pharmacy. Accepted candidates will experience exclusive benefits 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 get updates about upcoming opportunities.

Have a question or want to talk with an advisor?

Dr. Fady Abdlrasul

Dr. Fady Abdlrasul (Class of 2014)

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?

You can schedule a virtual meeting with Dr. Abdlrasul (Dr. A), Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Pipeline Programs for the Office of Student Success.

Set up a meeting with Dr. A 


Dr. Fady Abdlrasul

Pre-Pharmacy Programs

College of Pharmacy at NEOMED