UGA faculty publish preparation guide for the Pharmacy Admission Test

Athens, Ga. – Two University of Georgia College of Pharmacy faculty have written a book to aidstudents planning for a career in pharmacy. Marie Chisholm, professor of clinical and administrative pharmacy, along with Ken Duke, clinical assistant professor, have authored the third edition of How to Prepare for the PCAT: Pharmacy College Admission Test, recently published by Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

Most of the nation’s leading pharmacy schools require PCAT scores along with the application. How well a student does on this test can make the difference between acceptance and rejection.

The newly updated edition features the following: an overview of the pharmacy profession, starting with required pre-pharmacy courses, application to pharmacy schools and PCAT registration procedures; an up-to-date directory of pharmacy colleges; a detailed description of the PCAT format, how the test is scored and strategies to increase the score.

Also included are comprehensive subject reviews for all test sections including verbal ability, biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, quantitative ability, reading comprehension and the PCAT essay; review and practice for all test sections; and two full-length practice PCATs with answers and explanations.

Success on the PCAT can lead to rewarding career opportunities in community pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, pharmaceutical research, pharmacy and medical education and specialized pharmacy.

The book is available from Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., www.barronseduc.com.

For more information on the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, visit http://www.rx.uga.edu/.
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