Grace Thompson from First Baptist Church High School in Charleston, South Carolina has been accepted into the Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance (GPA) program at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) College of Pharmacy. The GPA program is an early assurance program that rewards graduating high school students who have achieved academic distinction by issuing a provisional early acceptance into the College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. GPA program students will complete a rigorous curriculum of pharmacy prerequisites and a variety of required activities that focus around pharmacy career exploration, leadership development, and professionalism. These students receive exclusive benefits that assist with preparation for entrance into the Pharm.D. program including, but not limited to, receipt of the PrePharmacy Education (PreParE) Certificate.
The Pharm.D. program provides a more than 150-year tradition at the UofSC College of Pharmacy in preparing students to excel in the pharmacy profession. A Pharm.D. degree unlocks the possibility to pursue approximately 30 career pathways in varying specialties such as hospital, community, industry, nuclear, academia, and pharmacogenomics. The UofSC College of Pharmacy prepares students for all pharmacy career pathways through high quality classroom, hands-on, and experiential training in the areas of patient care, business, leadership, and research.
For more information regarding the GPA program at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy visit: www.sc.edu/pharmacy/gpa.