Originally Posted by readingfiend
I am so thrilled to say that I have been accepted to University of Maryland Pharmacy School CLASS OF 2016 and will be at the Baltimore campus.
I could not be happier.
Anyone care to tell me offhand what Biochemistry and Pchem book UMB uses? Anyone know? They only have spring books listed on website now.
This year, we used Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer, ‘Biochemistry’ - Seventh Edition for Biochem.
I don't think we had a required textbook for Pharm Chem; most of our courses are taught and tested straight off lecture slides. As Mutiny mentioned earlier, our Pharm Chem here is definitely not what you'd think of traditionally. Like all our other undergrad 'review' classes, the curriculum is structured in a way that focuses on concepts that are more fundamental for understanding our later pharmacology and therapeutics courses. Granted, they do go over a lot of things that may have been covered in undergrad, but it isn't as comprehensive as you may think. They also emphasize theory that you may not have appreciated as much in undergrad as well. It's really up in the air, and you can't really prep for it.
Personally, I really enjoyed the way they taught the first semester, and I think you get a good sense of what you really need to take away from the basic science classes. Either way, don't fret too much about pre-studying for pharmacy school. Again, there's no way to anticipate what you're going to be learning here, so you should really just enjoy one of the last summers you'll ever have.