Pre-Pharmacy Society (PPS) provides a social environment that encourages students interested in pharmacy to thrive as competitive applicants and as student leaders. PPS offers the tools necessary to approach the field with confidence through presented information (e.g. general insight, academia requirements, healthcare industry, etc.) and possible hands-on experience (e.g. volunteer, internship, jobs, etc.). By utilizing guest speakers, pharmacy school field trips, community service events, and networking opportunities, this organization engages the aptitude of students, and helps them to decide whether or not to pursue the field of Pharmacy.
Our members are given the opportunity to establish relationships with pharmacy school representatives all throughout the country in order to gain better insight.
We host a wide variety of guest speakers - everyone from pharmacy school representatives to UCI alumni - at our weekly general meetings to provide our members with a comprehensive view of the pharmacy profession.
An important aspect to pharmacy is contributing to the community. Our members are able to engage in a variety of community service projects that interest them most.
In order to gain a better perspective of prospective schools, our members are given the chance to visit some of the top pharmacy schools all across California, especially through our annual NorCal Trip. They not only learn more about the different PharmD programs available, but our members are also be able to meet faculty and have a tour of the schools.