Can someone tell me how the pharmD 0-6 and 2+4 programs work?

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I'm guessing the 0-6 program is for those straight out of high school?

But what about the 2+4 program, I never heard of that before.
 

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I'm guessing the 0-6 program is for those straight out of high school?

But what about the 2+4 program, I never heard of that before.
You are correct about 0-6. 2+4 is just what "regular" programs that don't require bachelors' degrees are called. You take 2 years of prepharm, apply to the professional phase, interview, PCAT, etc...
 

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2+4 program is where you go to an undergraduate institution and complete the prepharmacy requirements. However it may take you more than 2 years. Then you would go to pharmacy school for another 4 years.
 

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Still... What's the difference? That in 0-6 you stay in the same school and 2+4 you complete pharm school at a different university some time after you've completed your pre-req's?
 

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Still... What's the difference? That in 0-6 you stay in the same school and 2+4 you complete pharm school at a different university some time after you've completed your pre-req's?
0-6=guaranteed acceptance into professional phase, no PCAT, no interview.
2+4=you have to reapply.
Simple as that.