General Meetings

Every semester, we hold around 4-5 general meetings, with topics ranging from local pharmacy opportunities to pharmacy school pre-requisite classes.

Bonding

To become an active member, you have to attend 1 social or 2 PhREND socials and 1 volunteering event, organized by our Public Relations Committee.

NCPPS

Every year, we host the Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium (NCPPS), a day long event that features informational workshops.

Announcements

For more information about our events, please check out our calendar.

Upcoming General Meetings

Fifth General Meeting: Pharmacy Student Panel

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 (7PM-8:30PM) @ 242 Dwinelle

Our last general meeting this semester will be a pharmacy student panel! Come to 242 Dwinelle and meet pharmacy school students from UCSF, University of the Pacific, and Touro University. They will be answering common questions, talking about their experience, and much more! The path to becoming a pharmacist is not easy, so why not get your questions answered and learn more about it from current students? We hope to see you there!

 

Fourth General Meeting: Career and Local Pharmacy Opportunities

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 (7PM-8:30PM) @ 242 Dwinelle

Unsure what pharmacy is all about or interested in local opportunities for this field? Come to our 4th general meeting where we will be briefly going over a variety of careers in pharmacy and the opportunities available for you to take part in! We'll also be holding a resume-building workshop, during which Pre-Health Adviser, Jo Scullion, will be sharing her insights. We hope to see you there!

 

Third General Meeting: Pharmacy School Prerequisites

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 (7PM-8:30PM) @ 234 Dwinelle

Course registration is coming up! If you're unsure about what classes to take, come to our meeting as we will go over general pharmacy school prerequisites and class registration tips! In addition to that, representatives from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy will be presenting about their program! We hope to see you there!

 

Second General Meeting: PCAT & PTCB

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 (8PM-9:30PM) @ 183 Dwinelle

Want to learn more about the PCAT and PTCB? Drop by our 2nd General Meeting to hear about the process, tips + tricks, and from officers and PRs who've taken these exams before! ! Representatives from the USC School of Pharmacy will also be presenting on their pharmacy school program. We hope to see you there!

 

First General Meeting: Welcome to PILLS!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 (8:00PM-9:30PM) @ 220 Wheeler

Come out to PILLS' first general meeting of Fall 2019! We will have information about our upcoming Northern California Pre-Pharmacy Symposium, PhRENDS program, and SIBLING program. We're also having guest speakers from UOP to share an opportunity about their Medicare Outreach Program! See you all there!

 

If you would like to see PILLS presentations from Spring 2019 or missed previous meetings, feel free to check the Meeting Files page.

Upcoming Volunteering Events

PILLS Volunteering Event: Squash Drive Tutoring

Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 5:30PM - 7:00PM @ 2362 Bancroft Way (Right across from RSF)

Come help tutor middle/high schoolers on subjects such as English, History, Math, and Science! This is a great way to show off your teaching skills and bond with these awesome students! Sign up here.

 

Upcoming Socials

PILLS 4th Social: Henna & Tea

Thursday, November 6th, 2019 5:30PM - 6:30PM @ TBD

Wanna take a break from the stressful midterm season? Why not come hang out with fellow PILLSters drinking tea and tatting ourselves with henna? Let's spend a stress-free time together!

 

PILLS 3rd Social: Big C Hike!

Friday, October 18th, 2019 6:00 PM @ Campanile

Stressed from midterm season? Take a break and come out to enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset across the Bay with PILLS at the Big C!

 

PILLS 2nd Social: Boba Night @ Sharetea (2440 Bancroft Way)

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 8:00PM-9:00PM @ Sharetea (2440 Bancroft Way)

Join us at Sharetea (on Bancroft) on Thursday, September 26 at 8pm to get to know fellow PILLS members, officers, and PRs with some boba! Remember, you need to attend 1 social in the semester to be an active member!

 

PILLS 1st Social: Group Dinner @ Durant Square

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 5:00PM-6:30PM @ Durant Square (Asian Ghetto)

Want to get to know the amazing members of PILLS? Join us at Durant Square and make some new friends while having a great meal. Remember, you need to attend 1 social in the semester to be an active member!

 

Other Announcements

Apply to Join a NCPPS Committee!

Deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Want to gain leadership experience and bond with fellow PILLS members? Apply to join a NCPPS Committee and help plan our 14th Annual NCPPS! Download the application here and email it to ncpps.ucberkeley@gmail.com by Friday, October 25th at 11:59 PM.

 

PILLS PhREND Fall 2019 Application

Wednesday, September 25, 11:59PM
Apply to the PhREND program for Fall 2019! PhREND (Pre-Pharmacy, Readiness, Enrichment, Networking, and Development) is a program for pre-pharmacy students to meet and have fun with other PILLS members. By joining a PhREND group, you will be assigned to a smaller group along with PRs and officers in which we can have social events together to get to know each other. It will be a great learning experience about pharmacy as you can get advice about classes and extracurricular activities, all while making new friends! Please fill out this questionnaire by Wednesday, September 25 and we will assign you to a PhREND group!
Contact: Lily Kim (PR) at heeseokim@berkeley.edu or Thach Vu (PR) at thachvu1127@berkeley.edu

 

PILLS SIBLING Fall 2019 Application

SIBLING (Sharing Information By Leading, Inspiring, and Nurturing Growth) is a one-on-one mentoring program between PILLS members. The program is designed to bring about a much more personal environment for PILLS members, to create a sense of camaraderie with fellow pre-pharmacy students, and to harbor lasting relationships between upperclassman and underclassmen peers. This program differs from PhRENDS in that it focuses primarily on forging bonds between experienced PILLS members and newer PILLS members looking to learn more about pharmacy. Apply here to be a mentor/mentee today!
Contact: Melanie Torres (PR) at mejoy27@berkeley.edu or Mirai Kii (PR) at m1chan00@berkeley.edu

 

PILLS Constitution

Link to ASUC

 

PILLS Membership Application

Welcome to a new year with PILLS! Please fill out this form so we know you'd like to become a member. Membership fees are now $13 until the 3rd General Meeting ($15 after). Membership fees apply for the entire semester and can be paid at any general meeting or at our table on Sproul Plaza.

 


Sponsors

We'd like to thank all our sponsors for helping make NCPPS happen!

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