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Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise on safe use. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients and provide advice on healthy lifestyles. Some pharmacists create customized medications by mixing ingredients themselves, a process known as compounding.

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Pre-pharmacy students apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

A number of universities in Florida offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree: the University of Florida (the principal program is in Gainesville with satellite programs in other localities throughout the State); the University of South Florida (new program as of 2010, Tampa); Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale); Palm Beach Atlantic University (Palm Beach); and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton). 

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