Pre-Pharmacy Seminar


Purpose of the Pre-Pharmacy Seminar

The Pre-Pharmacy Seminar at Creighton University is a two-year program. PRX is tiered to build over two years starting with PRX 100 in the freshman year and concluding with PRX 200 in the sophomore year.

The Pre-Pharmacy Seminar provides the information necessary to strengthen the student’s candidacy for successful application, but also to ensure that this is the best path for the student. Panel discussions, guest speakers, and presentations about trends in the profession will be offered. The seminar will cover all aspects of pre-professional preparation, including the application process and writing skills. Pre-Pharmacy is as much about discernment as having the skills needed to be successful once accepted in the program.

PRX 100

Topics covered in PRX 100 include: professionalism and integrity, HIPAA certification, volunteering and shadowing, patient confidentiality, Pharmacy Technician experience, the Pharmacy profession, and introductions to the “Creighton Online Medical and Professional Application System” (COMPAS) Journal and application process. Students will learn about the activities and preparation necessary for a competitive application, and additional advising is given regarding the selection of academic courses.

Students in PRX 100 will also receive a detailed review of the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application. In preparation to apply in fall of the Sophomore year, students are offered an Introduction to Writing Personal Statements and guidance for collecting letters of recommendation. A panel of professional school students will provide students with a better understanding of the professional school experience at Creighton.

PRX 200

Topics covered in the second year in the Pre-Pharmacy Seminar include: workshops to review drafts of personal statements, and a thorough review of the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). An Interviewing Skills Workshop is presented and students are encouraged to schedule a practice interview in the Career Center before a pharmacy school interview. A unique opportunity allows pre-pharmacy students to visit classes in Creighton’s School of Pharmacy with a pharmacy student mentor. Discernment opportunities include a panel of pharmacy professionals.

Students will continue to build their portfolio with updates to the COMPAS Journal online. Other topics discussed are professional integrity and making a successful transition to profession school education.


Key Components of the Pre-Pharmacy Seminar

In addition to offering information and resources to students as they prepare their pharmacy school applications, PRX includes programming and advising designed to help students with deciding on a career in pharmacy.

EDGE Priorities

Pending the successful completion of both years of the PRX program, certain considerations will be in place when a student applies to the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. These considerations change with each new class of students.

COMPAS Journal

PRX students are provided an online tool to track their pharmacy school application materials with the Creighton Online Medical and Professional Application System (COMPAS) Journal. Students build their application materials through both years of PRX. The COMPAS Journal is modeled after PharmCAS, the national application service for pharmacy programs.

Practice Interviews and Workshops

Pharmacy school interviews are a critical part of the application process. Through PRX, students learn interviewing techniques and participate in feedback-driven Practice interviews to prepare for their pharmacy school interviews.

Professional Communication Seminar

Often the first contact that pharmacy schools have with a student is the written word. PRX provides workshops for students to develop their personal statements and resumes for their applications to pharmacy school.

Guest Speakers

From current pharmacy students to pharmacy school admissions professionals and experts in the field of healthcare, PRX gives students the chance to hear from and ask questions to a host of individuals that provide insight into the application process or what to expect in and out of pharmacy school.

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Clinical Shadowing Opportunities

Observing a professional in their place of work is critical for a student to discern the direction they take in their professional career. Through the PRX program, students shadow pharmacy professionals based on area of interest, helping students find their passion and assisting in building their application portfolio.


Registration Information

Registrar Number Course Name Meeting Time Location
Registration for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
TBD PRX 100 Friday 3:30-5:00 PM Rigge 120
TBD PRX 200 Friday 3:30-5:00 PM Rigge 120