October 3, 2016
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is hosting a virtual pharmacy school fair Oct. 4-5 for students interested in pharmacy school. Admissions counselors from pharmacy schools around the country will answer questions in online chats about pharmacy school and what is required for admission.
Admissions counselor for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Lauren Rowlett has more information:
“The virtual fair consists of online chats with more than 87 different schools of pharmacy around the country. Students register for free, then they can log in and can see all of the times the different schools will be chatting. They select each chat they’re interested in and interact with the admissions counselors. The UM School of Pharmacy chats will be Oct. 4 and 5 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
“The benefit to students is that they can find out about schools across the country with no cost to them; students don’t have to travel. They can talk to admissions representatives, get admission information, and can even upload resumes and transcripts to get feedback and see if they meet admissions requirements.
“For instance, we require community service work and leadership experience, so they could upload their resume, we could look at it and then talk about if they could improve in some areas. They can check if their classes will count toward their degree. The final deadline for admission is Feb. 1, so they have time to improve their chances.
“I hope this will be a good opportunity for students to see more programs and to see where the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy ranks among them. We are very competitive nationally, so this is a way for students to see how strong the program is and get more information.
“After the fair, I would recommend contacting us directly if you’re looking for more information or to apply. The best way is to get in touch is email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through our website information request form.”