I want to start this year strong (as we all do). I had some major set backs in the last two years and I am ready to get back on the horse. Even though I lost some time. A little info about me. I am 34 and live in GA. I have a masters in chemistry from UF and did most of my work for my phd (my heart just wasn't in it, I wanted to do more to help people). After meeting a family who had several pharmacists, they showed me that pharmacy would interest me and so I set out to look at taking the pre reqs (for college of the south) and the PCAT. I am not so much worried about the PCAT. Although I teach, I am still very active as a chemist. I am good at math and chemistry. I even run a free chemistry homework help website www.mychemistrytutor.com So I began taking my classes to get in South. I need A&P I and II and Speech, maybe a World Lit. Now you might imagine this was tough for me , not because of the subject matter but simply because I have studied advanced thermo and quantum mechanics and do research in nanotechnology. It was an ego hit to go back and have to take a speech course (not to mention I have taught classes of 300 folks). Well in the middle of taking a sememster course that would give me credit for A&P I&II , my colon tore. Out of no where. Just hanging out one night and the next morning a divertuculi burst (yes at age 34) and I was sepsis and in ICU etc. Then had to wait a few months to have surgery etc OK all that is behind me it is a new year. Suffice it to say my thoughts of pharmacy school was on the back burner. Now I am hoping you can give me some advice and inspiration. If I want to get in the pharmacy school (I still have to take PCAT) as soon as possible what are my options? I know some schools might have prereqs and some don't. What are some good options? What is the most direct material to study for the PCAT? Which materials will show me the type of math that will be asked so I can brush up on it. What strategy would you take if you find yourself in my situation? I am very excited about picking up where I left off. Ideally I would not like to take World Lit or speech. I am open to pharm d programs or pharm d / phd programs. I am looking for suggestions of a plan. Thanks so much in advance. I hope to here some great responses and everyone have a great 2009!