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From high school
Check with the university or universities you are applying to about the entry requirements for high school graduates, and whether there are any alternative entry pathways. Undergraduate pharmacy courses in Australia are generally 4 years. This is followed by a 48 week paid internship, making this pathway 5 years in total.
Check with the university or universities you are applying to about the entry requirements for university graduates. There may be pre-requisite subjects that you must complete in your undergraduate course to be eligible to apply for a masters program to become a pharmacist.
Following an undergraduate degree, a pharmacy masters program in Australia is generally 2 years. This is then followed by a 48 week paid internship. Becoming a pharmacist would take at least 6 years via the postgraduate pathway.
Please check with the institution you are applying to in case they have alternative entry pathways, or bridging courses to complete the pre-requisite subjects for graduate entry.
My Health Career articles about a career in pharmacy:
- Things you really need to consider before deciding to study pharmacy
- Fifty Shades of Pharmacy Grey: things future intern pharmacists must know – by a 2013 intern
- Overworked and underpaid pharmacy interns – PPA says it’s time to fix the system
- Are there jobs out there for pharmacists?
- Australian pharmacy workforce in focus