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Discussion in 'Pharmacy School-Specific Discussions' started by cation23, May 31, 2011.

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  1. cation23

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    I am interested in SIUE's School of Pharmacy and would like to hear about it from some current and former students. Anything you can say about the school would be much appreciated. Let's get a conversation going!
  2. Praziquantel86

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    Moved to the school-specific discussion forum.
  3. cation23

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    Nobody has any comments on this school at all??
  4. bokonon82

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    I got accepted into four different programs and am very happy with my decision to attend SIUE SOP. Classes are small and professors are much more available than at other schools. It's very difficult coursework, yet the environment is much more nurturing and team oriented than the average school. We work hard and study together, but when there's a break we blow off a lot of steam together (if you understand). I've found it's a very good place to strike a balance between having a little bit of a life (not much though) and getting a good education.

    They have also been slowly developing the research branch of the school. I'm personally going to be working for a medicinal chemist in the fall, though he has multiple areas of study so I don't know what specific one I'll be doing. At least one (probably more) work in conjunction with Wash U, which is a world renowned medical research institution.
  5. EL Javelina

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    How were you notified when you were invited for an interview?
    Is there anyway to check the status of your application?
    Should I call the office or is there a web link to research?
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  7. hubbarjd

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    Does anyone know if the interviews for SIUE are closed or open file?
  8. Turbo Busa FTW

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    I'm not sure. I interview the 10th, how about you?
  9. hubbarjd

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    The 13th. I've got a bright and early check in time of 7:45 am.
  10. lunarian

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    I had my interview today and it was a closed file interview.
  11. DH1987

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    Hah, so do I. Looks like I'll be running into you tomorrow. :p
  12. hubbarjd

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    I got accepted via email today. Not sure if I'm going to accept. I really liked the school, but it's more expensi than other schools I've been accepted to or am interviewing with soon. Anyone have pros and cons of the school?
  13. DH1987

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    ^ Congrats. I got waitlisted at #28. :( Pretty bummed about it.
  14. hubbarjd

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    I wonder how long the wait list is. Hopefully you get picked off of it...whenever I finally make a decision (which is probably gonna be to not go), you can have my spot :)
  15. DH1987

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    Well, thank you. :D Good luck to you in whatever decision you make.
  16. Pharm1523

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    Hi, everyone I also just got an email of my admission status. Unfortunately I was not accepted, but was placed on the waitlist at #7. So, there is still hope....:xf: For the time being I'm going to try to be optimistic about it. I wish the best of luck to the rest of the people that got waitlisted. Just hang in there....
  17. DH1987

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    ^ Based on the reading around that I've done, you've got a pretty good shot at getting in. I read that as of 2010, the lowest they've ever went up to on a waiting list was 13 and the highest was 33. I'm going to call them tomorrow to verify that. :D
  18. Ifunanya

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    Does anybody know how many people (total) are usually waitlisted per year?
  19. DH1987

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    Based on what the dean said when I was there, I think you're either accepted or you're waitlisted, but never actually rejected. Everyone is issued a position on the waitlist (unless of course you're accepted). I just contacted them and they said that they have been up to the 30's on the waitlist in the past, but never above that.
  20. triguitarpharm

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    I was accepted but will be declining. Sort of annoyed me they wouldn't give an extension on acceptance as I am waiting to hear from other schools. That will free up a spot for someone.
  21. Pharm1523

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    ^ Thanks Triguitarpharm for posting your decision. That really gives hope for the people on the waiting list.
    And to everyone else on the waiting list, I talked to them today and they said that the lowest # they have contacted on the waiting list was 17, but usually they get around to the 20's and low 30's.
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    The previous 2 posts just brightened my day. Thanks guys!!
  23. Pharm1523

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    I just spoke to SIUE again today and they said they got to #2 on the waitlist so far. Waiting is killing me!:(
  24. Turbo Busa FTW

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    I got accepted but am waitlisted to my first choice of schools. Congrats to those that have been accepted. To those on the waitlist keep your head up. The deadline is Friday for the deposits so I imagine the following week they will be notifying alot of you.
  25. Pharm1523

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    I just received my acceptance letter!!!!!:) So, that means they're up to #7 on the waitlist and who knows they might be passed that. I wish the best of luck to the other waitlisters.
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  26. DH1987

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    ^ Congrats.

    Guess they haven't got to #28 yet. :p
  27. triguitarpharm

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    I declined my spot today. Was accepted to STLCOP. Hard choice but I will save money and be closer to home, seemed like a good school.
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    100% board pass rate for last year's class. That's all I can say. It's a great school to be at but thank god I'm almost done with P2 year.
  29. ec820

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    I was #23, and I got accepted =)
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    Do most students live on-campus? I was trying to look for apartments around the campus but doesn't seem like there's much to pick. Should I live in one of the campus housing? Which housing is better??
  31. Pharm1523

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    Ya I was also looking for apartments, but couldn't really find one that suited me. I'll probably just end up living on campus. I think once they receive our deposit, they'll send us a packet about housing, but I'm not really sure.
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  32. Pharm1523

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    Thanks. Well I hope they get to you. Good luck
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    The apartments around the school looked really old, and most of them are 2 bedrooms. I'll probably end up choosing the housing on-campus as well. But I was not sure which one to go for because it seems like some of them are for students with specific majors.
  34. srboldms

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm a Junior at SIUE and well be starting in the pharmacy school in the fall. I see some of you are from outside the SIUE undergrad community, and have some questions

    If you have any questions that you want answered, feel free to email me.
    [email protected]

    Cya in the fall
  35. bokonon82

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    The campus apartments are a ripoff and they are crap. Definitely look to live off campus.
  36. Pharm1523

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    Does anybody know if they send you a confirmation email when they receive your deposit? Because I sent mine about a week ago and I don't know if they received it or not.
  37. lunarian

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    They sent me a conformation email two days after they received my deposit (I know exactly when they received mine because I dropped it off instead of mailing it.) So I'd wait a day or two and then if you still haven't heard anything give them a call.
  38. Pharm1523

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    Thanks, but now you got me worried because the deposit was due yesterday and I mailed my deposit last tuesday. I also only live 2hrs away so, it definitely should have got there by now. I still haven't received a confirmation email or anything. I'll definitely call tomorrow.
  39. Turbo Busa FTW

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    If anyone else is looking for an off campus roommate, message me. I'd prefer to have a fellow pharmacy student so we can study together and have each other available for those late night last minute questions! My names Jimmy.
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  41. lunarian

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    I think you still have a really good chance of getting an interview. Other than the verbal and reading sections your PCAT scores are excellent, your GPAs are all great, and you have a lot of fantastic extracurricular activities and experience. At the very least I think they'll want to meet and find out more about you.
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    Why does it matter if your African American?

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