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What are some good colleges in Massachusetts to attend for becoming a Pharmacist?

I am a Junior in high school and I have wanted to be a Pharmacist for a while now, and I am wondering if there are any good colleges for majoring in Pharmacy in Massachusetts because I would like to stay close to home. Any feedback would be great! #medicine #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmacist

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Ariel’s Answer


Luckily, Massachusetts has some of the best colleges in the country! The Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern has a great Pharmacy program, and includes many different tracks and foci- plus, Northeastern has some amazing residency opportunities and co-op/internship placements. Also in Boston is the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University), which is part of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium. At MCPHS, you would also be able to take courses at MassArt, Emmanuel College, Simmons College, Wheelock College and Wentworth University at no extra cost.

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Kate’s Answer

UMass Lowell has a new School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Pharm.D. program is scheduled to begin in 2017. UMass School of Pharmacy is to be the first public pharmacy school so tuition may be more affordable than the Boston Schools. The founding Dean is Mehdi Boroujerdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; former professor at Northeastern University & excellent mentor. I