The 12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium

The 12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium

The goal of NCPPS is to provide a valuable learning and networking opportunity for pre-health students by presenting some of the many opportunities that the field of pharmacy provides and instilling anticipation and excitement for the future of pharmacy. NCPPS exposes students to the endless opportunities in pharmacy and showcases the broad spectrum of possible careers that pharmacists today pursue.

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12th Annual Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium

Stanley Hall at UC Berkeley

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Check-in begins at 8:45 AM

A. Keynote address - 

B. Your choice of workshops in the following:

- Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
- Pharmacy School Information Sessions (UCSF, UCSD, USC, UOP, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, MCPHS, etc.)
- PharmCAS Application Process
- Research and Development

- Emergency Medicine Pharmacy

- Pharmacy School Interview Tips and Tricks
- Psychiatric Pharmacy

- Cannabis Pharmacology
- Nutrition Support Pharmacy

- Compounding Pharmacy

- Pharmacist Panel
- Pharmacy Student Panel

- And more!

C. Networking Luncheon with pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy school admissions directors

D. Pharmacy Fair with many pharmacy schools represented (both California and out-of-state schools)

E. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

F. Additional pharmacy-related resources

For more information about the speakers and program, visit our NCPPS website or e-mail us at

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

Parking Information: Attendees can visit the Visitor Parking Lots webpage to view parking options in Berkeley. Parking is paid hourly in the designated lots on weekends. The Lower Hearst Garage, Level 2 is the closest garage to Stanley Hall.

Public Transit Information: Attendees can take the BART to Downtown Berkeley to reach NCPPS. Upon exiting the BART station, attendees may choose to walk or take the F bus to Stanley Hall. The F bus heading towards the UC Campus (stop at Shattuck Ave:Center St.) will bring attendees to the Gayley Rd:Greek Theater stop right by Stanley Hall.

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