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Experiences

This page applies to: PharmCAS

In this section, you can enter your professional experiences in several categories, or types. Review the type definitions below, consider the duties you performed during the experience, and use your best judgment to determine which category your experience falls into. If you have any questions about your experiences fulfilling an individual school's requirements, inquire with that school directly.

Although you can enter any experiences that you believe are relevant to your application, we recommend focusing on those experiences within the last 10 years and at the collegiate level and above. Enter only current and in-progress experiences, and check your program's requirements regarding documentation. 

Experience Types

Pharmacy Experience

Experiences in a pharmacy or pharmacy-related field.

Health Care Experience

Both paid and unpaid work in a health or health-related field where you are not directly responsible for a patient's care, but may still have patient interaction; for example, filling prescriptions, performing clerical work, delivering patient food, cleaning patients and/or their rooms, administering food or medication, taking vitals or other record keeping information, working as a scribe, CNA (depending on job description), medical assistant, etc.

Employment

Paid work done outside of the health care field; for example, a retail or restaurant job.

Extracurricular Activities

Related activities you would like your selected programs to review; for example, pre-pharmacy club. Do not include paid work experience in this section. 

Enter Your Experience

  1. Click Add an Experience.
  2. Select the appropriate experience type from the drop-down. 
  3. Enter information about the organization where the experience took place.
  4. Enter information about your supervisor at the organization.
  5. Enter the date or date range in which the experience took place. Note that your experiences will not display on your application in any specific order, regardless of the dates entered. 
  6. Enter additional details about the experience, including the time frame, if applicable. 
  7. Select Yes or No to indicate a release authorization to allow your selected programs to contact the organization. 
  8. Click Save & Continue

Note that you cannot repeat hours between Experience types. So, if position duties encompass more than one section, enter the position in both sections and divide the hours and duties accordingly.

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