Externship and Job Placement
Externship (practical training in a pharmacy)
Once the classroom portion of the program is completed students are sent to an externship, which is required by the State Board of Pharmacy. Our externship coordinator works closely with students from the first day of the program to see which kind of pharmacy setting would best fit their needs.
Students will be placed in a participating pharmacy, which may include Kaiser, Valley Medical Center Clinics, CVS Drugs, and Walgreens, in addition to many independent specialty pharmacies.
During the program, students are trained both one-on-one and in team environments on how to obtain a pharmacy job during and after the program. A series of classes is designed to help students develop professional skills and prepare for pharmacy work. The classes will cover resume preparation, interviewing skills, job search strategies, licensure and certification, and other career enhancement strategies.