USC Pre-Pharmacy Announcements

About Pharmacy


“Pharmacy is consistently ranked as one of the most highly trusted professions because of the care and service pharmacists provide” Worldwide and Gallup International

Pharmacists are medical professionals that work with physicians, nurses, & other health professionals to provide patients with optimal health care. Responsibilities of a pharmacist include:​

  • Dispensing medications
  • Monitoring patient health and progress to maximize outcomes
  • Educating consumers and patients on the use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Advising physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals on drug decisions
  • Providing expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties
  • Ensuring that drugs do not interact in a harmful way

For more information on the pharmacy profession, click “Is Pharmacy for You.”