I have lots of questions (some of which I can't remember right now), so any amount of input, whether answering my questions or just related to this topic overall, will be a huge help!
I am currently a junior in high school and my goal is to become a pharmacist (I am thinking of primarily becoming either a hospital and institutional pharmacist, a managed-care pharmacist, or a pharmaceutical researcher). As for sciences, I have taken biology, chemistry, and am currently taking AP Chem; next year, I plan on taking AP Physics B and AP Bio. For math, I have taken geometry, algebra II/trig, and am currently in AP Calc AB, and next year, I plan on taking AP Calc BC and AP Stats. I have completed the courses I have taken with an A. Right now, I am interested in majoring in pharmacological chemistry at UCSD, but I am not sure if that would be the right path to take in pursuing my dream of becoming a pharmacist.
1. Which colleges/universities should I consider to carry out my goal of becoming a pharmacist, and why?
2. Should I major in pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmacological chemistry, chemistry, or something else (or double major)?
3. What degree should I get to later attend a graduate program at UCSF (UCSF has the top-ranked pharmacy school in the US)?