Everybody (especially USC students) tell me what you think??
a. Schools you are applying to
USC (southern california), UCSD, UCSF, UGA
b. Overall GPA
c. Math/Science GPA
d. GPA in last one or two school years
e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite)
Waiting on June 19th
f. Pharmacy experience obtained
Tech at Rite-Aid since May 2010 (about 3 months)
g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
Soonish (1wk from now)
Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
h. Number of LORs and source of LORs
1 from Genetics professor I've worked close with for term paper and presentation throughout the semester I had his class, 1 from pharmacy manager ive been working for 3 months
i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
1) volunteer at local hospital for 3hr a week this summer (about 30 hr total so far) will continue this in the fall. 2) committee member of large philantropy organization to help raise money for kids with devastating diseases. 3) Pre pharmacy society - vice president. 4) AMSA (more medically related but we still do a lot of volunteer work here)
j. Self-perception of interview skills
Decent, but If I do get an interview, believe me I will work in my skills 24/7
k. Overall impression of personal statement quality
1-10? 8.5 .... I really feel like it flows and expresses my feelings well. 4500 characters was not enough!!!
1) I am in the honors program at my state university, will that help at all and give me an edge? or will adcoms just look over it.
2) I am also out of state (I go to school in GA), will I still have a real chance at a California school? (USC is my first choice).
3) I am missing a lot of pre-reqs (about 5) but will have them done by May 2011 when I graduate with my BS in biology. Will these be a problem??