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2012 Match: The Stats Thread

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships' started by Pharmakid, 03.21.12.

  1. Pharmakid

    Pharmakid

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    GPA = 3.75
    Four year PharmD program
    PharmD program in NC
    -Held many officer position for various organizations. Member of PDC, PLS, Rho Chi, SSHP, ASHP, NCAP, and student senate. Several awards and school recognition.
    Lots of community service associate with the school and with the community.
    Very little work experience. Some during undergrad and a little during fourth year. Also, very little research experience. Obtained a little during fourth year.
    Applied to 12 programs. All large programs at academic medical centers all across the country.
    Invited to 3 interviews.
    Matched at my #1 in the midwest.
  2. ADN1226

    ADN1226 Class of 2012!

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    GPA = 3.45; BA in Biochem
    Four year PharmD program - first graduating class at a major health system
    Officer in APhA, involved in multiple academic activities, participated in a pfizer drug discovery program
    Intern at a major children's hospital, worked at CVS, research assistant (researched in undergrad and pharm school)
    ASHP poster at Midyear; published research with pharmacology professor (2nd author)

    Applied: 10 programs - major academic teaching hospitals with mix of peds & adult programs
    Interviewed: 7
    Matched: first choice at an academic teaching hospital on the east coast

    How I stood out during the interviews: ASHP poster, published paper, working at a hospital, Pfizer drug program. I also had great rotations that allowed me to answer many of their situational questions easily ie: what was your most memorable intervention, tell us of a time you had a conflict with an attending or resident
  3. bacillus1

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    GPA = 3.7
    0-6 PharmD program on East Coast
    -Officer positions in APhA and state pharmacy association. Member of Rho Chi and PLS. Heavily involved in pharmacy advocacy during P2 and P3 years.
    Work experience of almost 4 years in retail, none in hospital. Some research experience (helped out with an MUE). Did a public health internship working with inner-city underserved populations.
    Applied to 9 programs, got 4 interviews.
    Matched at my #1 (VA, East Coast).
  4. never turn 30

    never turn 30

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    GPA = 3.75
    Four year PharmD program in TX

    Memberships: Rho Chi, SSHP, ASHP,
    Applied to 9 programs
    Invited to 5 interviews
    Matched: #2 - Pharmacotherapy - 2 year program (1 & 2 weighed equally to me so it didn't matter)
  5. CellarDoor

    CellarDoor

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    GPA = 3.75
    4 year PharmD program in CA
    Officer positions in class, pharmacy school government, fraternity. Member of various pharmacy orgs (wasn't too involved).
    Pharmacy work experience: 1.5 years in hospital (worked a lot)
    Coordinated group research project that led to a poster at ASHP Midyear. Some research experience during undergrad.
    Many challenging acute care rotations.
    Applied to 9 programs, got 7 interviews.
    Matched at my #2 (Academic teaching hospital, West Coast).
  6. nerdswagg88

    nerdswagg88

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    3.4 GPA
    0-6 yr pharmD program in midwest
    ACCP officer, student govt, member of various pharmacy orgs (held no positions), non-pharm orgs members/officer positions
    pharmacy work experience: 3 yrs inpatient pharm tech/internship, 3 yrs community pharmacy, and 2 summers in pharmacogenomic lab
    rotations: half acute care/clinical rotations and others community or longterm care etc
    what stood out: initiated MUE during 1st yr of pharmacy internship, facilitated a pharmacy camp for high school students
    applied to a variety of teaching hospitals
    14 applied: interviewed at 5 face-face :1 phone interview
    matched to my #1- large teaching hospital in midwest
    best advice: relax and show them who you are during your interview, don't try to bs too much cause that's when you get nervous, just be yourself :)
  7. Ziam23

    Ziam23 North Dakota is cold.

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    GPA = 3.39
    Four year PharmD program - in ND
    Member of Kappa Psi, ASHP, ASP.
    Work experience in mail order pharmacy for a year and retail for 5 months.

    Applied: 9 programs - around my area
    Interviewed: 3
    Matched: #1 in Midwest

    I chose challenging hospital rotations throughout my 4th year. This helped me answer the clinical questions during the interview.
  8. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Unicorn w/ dirty wings

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    GPA = 3.3; BS in Biology from a top 10

    Four year PharmD program in pennsylvania - first graduating class at a major health system

    Minimal member of ASHP...so minimal my friends had to pay dues for me and fill out the form so I could go to midyear. Some involvement with school activities.

    Intern (2yrs) at a tertiary teaching hospital, prior tech experience at CVS (2yrs, prior to rx school).

    ASHP poster at Midyear.

    Applied: 2 programs in California
    Interviewed: 2
    Matched: Technically #2, but it was a coin flip.

    How I stood out during the interviews: ASHP poster was a huge topic of discussion at both interviews. Prior hospital intern experience provided me with lots to talk about as well in terms of logistics/problem solving. Quality of rotations were commented on at both (top 3 by revenue pharma firm, 2x ICU including Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital).

    Of note: I have a history of strategic applications, my original applications to rx schools = 3 with 2 acceptance offers.
  9. JustSayHeyy

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    GPA = NONE LOL, Pass/Fail/Honors college (I passed)
    Four year PharmD program
    PharmD program in the Midwest

    Not very active in pharmacy organizations. More active in on campus organizations. Have won several awards in school, out of school. Several leadership experiences. Military service of 13 years. Publications in national magazines. I am an non-traditional student with years of experience in various backgrounds.

    Invited for 7 interviews
    Attended 6
    Matched at my #3

    For those that read this and think you have to do everything possible at your school and be in every organization to show your active and committed to pharmacy, you don't. Always remember, its not who you know or what you have done, its how you present it! Keep the faith Sisters...
  10. RX86

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    GPA 3.45
    "Top 10" university
    Officer a few times
    Creator of numerous sustaining projects - fundraising, volunteer, community outreach
    6 of 7 rotations inpatient
    Well known people for LORs
    ASHP poster with extensive research
    Inpatient and outpatient intern throughout

    Applied 5
    Interviewed 4
    Matched #2 choice at large academic level 1 trauma in west coast region

    I think creativity, passion for pharmacy, inpatient experience, and not sucking in personality department were paramount... LORs were brought up a few times, but those occur d/t previous characteristics.

    Also, if Its Z sees this, this was the one program I didn't send a thank you card to. Go figure.
  11. lurker88

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    GPA 3.6
    0-6 program
    Officer for APhA, member of ASHP, PLS, and Rho Chi (tons of community service)
    3+ years of retail and hospital experience
    Poster for ASHP Midyear

    Applied to 11
    Received 8 interviews, declined one
    Matched with my number 2
    (which was also a coin flip for me, could easily have been number 1)

    The tips to schedule your least interested sites first is huge.

    I only sent thank you emails, never cards haha

    And honestly connections always help...if there is an alumni somewhere on the pharmacy staff, you will probably get an interview.
  12. EETTOMD

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    Posting this on my wife's behalf:

    GPA 3.55
    0-6 program
    Member of APhA, ASHP, NCPA, and additional community service
    International hospital pharmacy internship
    1+ years of retail experience
    Professional and student poster at ASHP Midyear

    Applied to 1 (Restricted geographically..took a big risk)
    Received 1 interview
    Matched to the only program I applied to

    I worked really hard on the LOI and additional questionnaire required by the program. I felt my interview went well.

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  13. hello18

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    Decided to post on here.. been quite a few years since I've been on... but I've been lurking considering I've applied to residency this year... here are my stats...

    GPA 3.56
    0-6 program
    2 Years Student Council President
    1 year Student Council Exec President
    AMCP Vice-Pres
    Membership/Treasurer chair ASHP student chapter
    Rho Pi Phi Scribe chair
    Member of Phi Lambda Sigma
    2+ years of retail experience
    AMCP/FMCP/Pfizer internship
    Student poster at AMCP Annual meeting

    Applied to 10 (Restricted geographically)
    Received 5 interview
    Matched to 3rd choice (1,2,3 honestly was a toss up)

    Felt great on all my interviews... but competition was fierce like everyone said... be yourself.... prepare... know about the program... etc...
    Last edited: 03.25.12
  14. Veridical

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    GPA = 4.0
    Four year PharmD program
    Officer in my class, Phi Delta Chi, SNPhA, Rho Chi, CPFI and additionally a member in PLS, APhA-ASP, ASHP
    A ton of leadership in organizing events and volunteering, both clinical and nonclinical related (several commented on my achievements in various fundraisers and my experiences allowed me to answer most behavioral questions)
    Volunteer at a clinic for a year and intern at an independent pharmacy for a year
    Two research projects with faculty and a poster at APhA

    Applied: 11
    Interviewed: 11
    Matched: #2 at a teaching hospital in the Midwest (if I had the option, top 3 were all first choices)

    Tips: a good faculty mentor goes a long way, be yourself (don't be afraid to add humor during your interview), ask great questions, and schedule interviews for your preferred sites last.
  15. Retail2008

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    I have been working as a retail pharmacist since 2008.

    GPA 3.6 phamd/MBA
    Graduated from 0 - 6 pharmacy school east coast but obtain bachelor of chemistry west coast university.
    Organizations: various leadership roles in kappa psi, apha-asp, phi lambda sigma, and amcp
    Worked retail in pharmacy school, no research, etc etc

    Applied: 10
    Interviewed: 4
    Matched: va midwest :)

    Advice: believe in yourself. I tossed the idea of applying for a residency ever since graduating and felt with all the changes happening in retail, the time was now or never. I reached out to my previous preceptors and past employeer who must have done an amazing job on writing my LOR. I took time on my LOI. I cannot emphasize the importance of preparing for the interview not only situational questions but staying current on your clinical, especially hard being out for so long. I have to thank a special someone who helped support me through out the process. I believe everything happens for a reason and If u did not match this year don't lose hope.
  16. stumbleine88

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    GPA: 3.5 from 0-6 program in Northeast
    NO leadership involvement or much community service!
    Work experience: 2.5 yrs hospital experience, few months retail, research internship at top teaching hospital, assistant preschool teacher 4 yrs
    Research: 1 publication at time of application, 3 in progress during APPE year, professional poster at ASHP midyear
    -Peer review experience for multiple journals

    Applied to 11 programs, offered 8 interviews, accepted/ranked 5 interviews
    Matched in large hospital network in Midwest
    -I think was helped despite my apparent weaknesses was passion and enthusiasm during interviews and strong letters of recommendation all from APPE preceptors.
  17. pion

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    GPA: 3.8 (3 year PharmD program)
    No leadership positions. Member of ASHP, APhA, Rho Chi.
    Had a couple publications and a poster from undergrad but none during pharm school. Didn't go to Midyear.
    Worked as an intern at a major retail chain.
    Applied to four programs, interviewed at two, matched to a community hospital.
  18. zumy321

    zumy321

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    GPA: 3.5 (0-6 program in Midwest) 3.5 undergrad, 3.5 Pharmacy
    Chapter Regent (President) of Kappa Psi, Province (Regional) Officer of Kappa Psi, Chairperson of KY National Committtee, Member of APhA, ASHP (No leadership positions in either).
    Didn't publish, but worked on a Clinical Research project at a large well known University Hospital in Chicago for 6 months.
    Intern at a major retail chain.

    Applied:9
    Interviewed:5
    Accepted at large Midwest Hospital Ranked 3rd, but first two were kind of pipe-dreams that I was pumped to just get interviews with them.
    Last edited: 03.29.12
  19. flillia

    flillia

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    GPA: 2.9 (I'm serious.) 2 + 4 program. P1 = ~2.1, P2 = ~2.3, P3 = 3.8, P4 so far = 3.8
    No leadership positions. Member of ASHP, ACCP, and my state organization. I've attended my state organization conference for the past two years and ASHP midyear this year.
    I'm in the process of getting a paper published in a minor peer-reviewed journal.
    I've volunteered at diabetes fairs, pharmacy advocacy things, and in two free clinics.. including an inner-city one in a rather bad city.
    No work experience whatsoever. I've never had a job in my life. I tried finding one last year but absolutely no one was hiring.

    Applied: 8
    Interviewed: 2
    Matched at my first choice, a small hospital where I had an introductory experiential in my P3 year.

    Everyone loves a redemption story. I messed up big early on in pharmacy school. I knew that I had dug myself into a deep hole so starting the summer before P3 I went into overdrive. I read DiPiro and Goodman & Gilman for fun. I worked on my ability to quote studies. I went to every single networking-type event and made a point to introduce myself to anyone and everyone. I volunteered at every single volunteer opportunity that my school provided.

    I completely shut down my non-pharmacy social life. On days when I didn't have a volunteer thing or networking thing, I studied from the moment I got home until the moment I went to bed. I downloaded Anki, a flashcard maker, and made over 10,000 flashcards over the course of the year. Anki uses a timed method to show you flashcards so I reviewed everything the entire year through.

    I went to CV-writing classes. I came up with a killer personal statement. I was honest, I admitted to screwing up and did my best to frame it as my humbling moment. The period in which I discovered that I wasn't God's gift to pharmacy, that I had to get my ass in line, and the period in which I absolutely fell in love with the profession.

    I put my absolute 100% best in on my rotations, especially those taught by intimidating professors. Letters of rec will get you a long way, especially if they're written by someone known to be intimidating.

    I had my introductory institutional experience at the hospital that I matched with. When things were slow, I'd ask the pharmacy manager whether she had any extra projects that I could work on. Not things for a grade, just things to help out the hospital and better patient outcomes. For my assignments, I wrote well researched papers that I think went well beyond what they were expecting. My preceptors actually learned things from them and saved them to use as examples for future students. I think that helped a lot, too.
  20. Farcus

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    flillia, congrats

    I'm all about the underdogs! and congrats to all who matched!
  21. dgd109

    dgd109

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    GPA: 3.81 (0-6 program in Midwest)
    Chapter Chaplain (service chair) in Kappa Psi, Rho Chi Chapter Vice President, ASHP Member
    No work was published, but I worked for about 15 months in a lab investigating how a certain compound altered behavior and neuronal physiology in rats
    Retail intern at a large regional chain for 2 years
    Challenging rotations in critical care, oncology, and general inpatient work prior to applying
    LORs from two well known clinicians in the Midwest
    Eagle Scout

    Applied:9
    Interviewed:3 (first three were rejections which had me rushing for a plan B)
    Matched to a medium sized, university affiliated medical center in the Midwest. It was my first choice.
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  22. Bowler11

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    GPA: 3.54
    -Graduated PharmD from the University of Minnesota
    -Memberships/Involvement: Phi Delta Chi (2 regional positions and one national position this 4th year), Phi Lambda Sigma, Minnesota Pharmacist Student Alliance (APhA), Minnesota Alumni Association, Class Representative (4 years)
    - Worked as CVS intern and Large hospital in the cities as an intern
    - Rotations were pretty standard...nothing out of ordinary
    -LOR from preceptors throughout my rotations and one from Faculty member

    Applied to 7 programs (Interviewed at all 7)

    Matched at number 1 choice (Medium/large hospital in the cities)

    I would be happy to provide any other information if you message me.
  23. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

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    Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you! I remember meeting you when you were a second year (or was it third?) Anyway, Best of luck to you :)
  24. n2cooloh

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    GPA = 3.4
    B.S. Biochemistry
    Transfered into 6 year PharmD program in the Northeast

    Memberships: Rho Chi, ASHP, APhA with no true involvement in any
    Other stuff: Significant community outreach responsibilities PY3/PY4; several years of basic science research experience; 3 months of clinical research experience; 1 year outpatient pharmacy experience; lab instructor for 4 years
    Applied to 12 programs nationwide (all large academic tertiary hospitals)
    Rejections from 3
    Wait-listed from 1
    Invited to 7 interviews (interviewed at all)

    Matched: #1 - PGY1 Pharmacy practice
  25. wes011

    wes011 SUCOP Class of 2013

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    I am curious if anybody took a non-accredited residency slot?
  26. EBT12

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    Yes, I did. I absolutely loved the program when I interviewed and accepted the offer prior to the match. It is a community pharmacy residency with an emphasis on 340b pharmacy service expansion and teaching. It is partnered with a college of pharmacy that has been in existence for many years (and has other accredited residency programs). They are currently going through the accreditation process as this is a new program.
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  27. BenJammin

    BenJammin No Apologies

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    You did not hold a national position in Phi Delta Chi this year. There were no Grand officers from Minnesota in the 2011-2012 cycle.
  28. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

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    ?????
  29. cycloketocaine

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    LOL. I don't ever read those emails.
  30. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Unicorn w/ dirty wings

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    lol, he wrote grand with a capital G.

    This is some srs stuff here, look out!
  31. BenJammin

    BenJammin No Apologies

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    LOL! Grand is interchangeable with National, no big deal. Just wait until the PharmD is upgraded to a PharmK (King of Pharmacy). But seriously, something all of you need to realize is that almost none of you are anonymous. You guys know my name and I know a lot of people here on this forum as do others. If you think you can get away with exaggerating your credentials to a point of no return here then you are sadly mistaken.

    That being said, National or "Grand" officers are not a secret and I know for a fact that the poster I originally quoted did not serve in a national position this year. Shame shame shame.
  32. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

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    I thought he said he was graduated already. I know when I interviewed there, he was a third year I believe. I'm now second year so maybe he held it last year?

    Were there Minnesotans last year?
  33. joetrisman

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    True. When the powers of google and linkedin are combined with a few forum searches for data, you can find who any frequent poster is IRL...

    /i get bored sometimes
  34. BenJammin

    BenJammin No Apologies

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    Nope. He claims to hail from the University of Minnesota which is the home of the Theta chapter and the only Theta representative in the last 4 years isn't a 2012 graduate...or a graduate in the 2000s for that matter.
  35. SoccerCoach10

    SoccerCoach10 Graduated y'all!

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    I don't understand why you're so hyped up over this. He's pretty awesome and is not the type of person that would lie just to make himself look better.
  36. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah, Bowler is a pretty nice guy. Maybe it was some sort of "national" contact/liaison at the school. Who knows? Regardless, he got the residency. Congrats to him!
  37. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator Lifetime Donor Partner Organization

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    Someone make popcorn!
  38. Bowler11

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    Ouch I feel like I was dragged through the mud for such a lame reason....but hey maybe that's what "brothers" do. That being said, I did not write that correctly. I had two chapter positions and a regional position. I wrote that at work in a little bit of a rush. I serve as the Midwest Regional Correspondent and am in charge of 9 chapters. I HOPED that helped clarify things in case it was important. Sorry if I ruined anyone's night ;).

    Thanks for the positive comments Soccercoach and Rxlea. Hope Arizona is going well for you Rxlea!
  39. BenJammin

    BenJammin No Apologies

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    It wasn't a lame reason at all. The reason I was all over you was because nearly 90% of us aren't anonymous so if you say something that's false that contradicts something MY CV says or someone else's CV then we could be running into problems. Just be careful next time.
  40. BearcatsRX

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    A little late to the party but...

    GPA: 3.5
    2+4 Pharm.D. from Midwest.
    Organizations: Kappa Psi, APhA-ASP, SSHP
    Leadership: Pledge Master for KY, Division member for state ASHP chapter, Admissions committee, Curriculum committee.
    Work Experience: 7+ years at LTC pharmacy (started in high school), 2.5 years at VA hospital.
    Extracurricular - volunteered at Med student/Pharm student clinic for homeless, various other charitable activities.
    Research: One large retrospective study at academic teaching hospital, numerous other MUE/DUR's
    Applications/Match: Applied to 8, interviewed at 6 (GPA didn't qualify for other two), got #1 at large teaching hospital system in midwest.

    Reason I stood out: everyone seemed interested in my research, but they mostly were impressed with my rotations. I strongly encourage students to try to get difficult and varying APPE rotations if your school can accommodate (I was lucky enough to go to a school in a large city with 6+ hospitals within the city limits). I had 3 different ICU rotations, Cardiology, ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship, and 9/11 rotations were at hospitals. I had two pharmacy "rock stars" write letters for me that were both great mentors during my 4 years in school.

    Kind of off topic but I would also recommend that PY3's go to midyear just to see the craziness before it counts. I did and I was really glad to learn from my mistakes.

    Hope this helps any PY1-3's out there.
    Last edited: 04.12.12
  41. scoobygrl79

    scoobygrl79

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    Yeah, when I read all the drama here earlier this week, I kinda thought you were coming down a little hard on him, but I guess I could see your concern. I bet it was an honest mistake though because it's impossible to stay anonymous...a reason I never bothered from the start, keeps me honest! :)

    :laugh:
  42. k0ni

    k0ni

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    I'm also late to the party but here are my stats:

    GPA: 3.3
    Education: B.A. Biology and 4-year PharmD at University of Colorado
    Organizations: ASHP, CSSHP, APhA-ASP, ACCP, CPS (state org.), Phi Lambda Sigma
    Leadership: Various leadership positions within CSSHP & APhA-ASP. Involvement with SOP, student org., state-specific advocacy, and community service events.
    Work experience: Volunteered at outpatient and inpatient pharmacies, worked as a tech in an inpatient pharmacy, and intern experience at a large managed care org.
    Match process:
    - Applications: 16
    - Interview invites: 13
    - Interviewed at: 9
    Matched at my 2nd choice program on the west coast but I'm incredibly thankful and glad that the match panned out this way! :)
    Last edited: 04.15.12
  43. ManOnTheMoon

    ManOnTheMoon

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    hey all not sure how many people will see this or are still even looking at this thread but i was wondering if anyone had matched with a PGY1/2 in health system pharmacy administration (w/ or w/out degree *M.S.*) or knows of anyone that matched in that specialty.....i know that its a very small group of people and the chances that they see this are rare but im interested in this specialty and would like to know some of the stats for those that got in.....thank you all and congrats to those that matched!!
  44. DrWrong

    DrWrong Give me knowledge.

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    Just found out my password to this site. Ha.

    GPA: 3.999999999999
    0-6 PharmD program
    Organizations:Rho Chi, PLS, APhA-ASP, SnPhA
    Leadership: Rho Chi President, Numerous chair positions
    Work Experience: 1 year retail, 1 year research
    Research: 1 year of pharmaceutical research
    Applications/Match: Applied to 6, interviewed at 6 , got #2 at large teaching hospital system on the east coast

    Reason I stood out: Personality. Leadership positions. Thoroughness of CV (I read through my CV over 70 times to make sure it was perfect).


    My advice about midyear: Only go if you plan to apply to programs out of state or if you plan to apply to places where you didn't have rotations.
  45. pharmgirl86

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    GPA 3.49; BS Biochemistry
    Leadership: Multiple leadership positions in local professional organizations as well as a national ASHP student position
    Work experience: 5 years retail + 3 years hospital (all during school - perfect example of time management)

    Applied to 10 programs, interviewed at 3 and matched at my #1 (large teaching hospital on East Coast)

    What I think I stood out for: unique opportunities I had because of my leadership positions (medical mission trip to 3rd world country), completing a DUE during pharmacy school, personality, and overall just being able to talk about EVERYTHING on my CV in great detail.

    My advice: You don't need a 4.0 and crazy research experience to land the residency you want - just know for a fact a residency is what you want and be able to talk about why.
  46. kmoogs

    kmoogs NEVERMIND I FOUND IT

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    Hmm, looks like people have pretty high GPAs

    Why is the 2011 thread stickied but not the 2012?

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