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Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by tungsten87, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. pharm B

    pharm B Phar Noir Moderator Emeritus Gold Donor

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    You're one of the reasons I still log in every day. :love: :smuggrin:

    My new school is pretty darn cheap when it comes to tuition and fees, and we got ranked prior to accreditation, and have moved up nicely since getting our accreditation. Bonus: Not sure of final numbers, but we either matched 14/16 or 12/14 resident applicants to a residency this year. What's new isn't always bad. As Z mentioned, a new school isn't automatically a diploma mill.


    You're giving advice on picking schools, yet you only chose this profession (after attending a year of dental school) because your parents picked it? :confused:

    I genuinely hadn't seen that on here before.

    I need to start advertising truck driving school again. :laugh:
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    Awww.....I love seeing you on here too. :love:

    Yeah, I almost became a drug rep, but my parents felt that I must be a doctor. I told them HELL NO to medical school and I try dental school and HATED IT...so pharmacy is the ONLY thing I can tolerate. Doesn't mean I am bad at it though. :laugh:

    It's good that your school tuition is cheap. I am not trying to put down any schools or anyone. But if I see a price tag and it's going to require me to take out a loan MUCH BIGGER than 100K I would run. There is nothing I like enough for me to take out that much loan unless we are talking beach house in Florida! :laugh: I am just wondering WHY would anyone see 250K LOANS and be okay with it! You know what I mean?

    The older I get the more obvious it becomes that making money has nothing to do with a college degree.
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    confettiflyer Unicorn w/ dirty wings

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    rate is irrelevant unless we have an n, though.
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    confettiflyer Unicorn w/ dirty wings

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    gawwwsh, why doesn't everyone go to harvard then? why spend the money on an inferior school...all of them! :smuggrin:
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    Are you being serious or just joking? Why do people go to lower ranked new pharmacy schools instead of an established cheaper school? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that they couldn't get into the better school. Take for example, any of the new schools, you don't think all of them maybe except a couple that live nearby applied to the better school. Let's take a poll at a new school like CNCP and ask which of them applied to all the other schools in CA and got rejected and it was either CNCP or bust or maybe out of state. Beggars can't be choosers, I'd gladly go to any pharm school if I couldn't get in anywhere else.
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    lauradiddle OU's Token Longhorn

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    Because there are people who genuinely want to be a pharmacist and money shouldn't the thing that stops them. It's not our fault that tuition costs as much as it does, and it shouldn't just be for people who can afford it without loans.

    Plus, not all people taking out $200K+ for pharmacy school are going to diploma mills. For some of us, it might be that a private or out of state school was our best alternative. The application process being as competitive as it is, it's not necessarily in our hands to get what we want. My first choice was in state, and would have been much cheaper, but I didn't get in. So I went to my next choice out of state. The amount of loans I'll end up taking out does concern me, but I decided that at the end of the day I'd rather be happy here with more debt than unhappy for four years at a school I picked just to save money.
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    This is the thread that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friends. Some posters started it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue posting it forever just because....
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    Also, some people live in states without pharmacy schools (or didn't have pharmacy schools at time of application), so they have to go out of state if they want to get a PharmD.
  9. owlegrad

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    I am reminded of that song that has the lyric about "...yeah, it goes on and on and on..."
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    Because Harvard sucks. Why go there when you can just go to Cambridge? :p
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    Lambchop is a horrible creature!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfUYuIVbFg0
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    Harvard is worse because they have less foreign students and faculty? How is it a bad thing when you can understand your professor's version of English?
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    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

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    Farmercyst Lowest common denominator Moderator Emeritus

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    I don't. What do you mean? Oh, and I wear a 10 1/2, but they're already broken in. Try a mile and let me know what you think.
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    PharmD + six figure loans = You don't have much money. You may not find a job.

    Do a different career. Make more money. That's all I am saying. :laugh:
  17. tydt

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    Why do the ranks jump? for example: from 7 to 10 while skipping 8 and 9??? WTH

    EDIT: NVM, I just figure it out, although this just gives me another reason to say why rankings are bullsh*ts...
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  18. confettiflyer

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    yep...at least the undergrad rankings look at numbers and ratios, pharm rankings are pure opinion.
  19. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

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    I almost feel like we should make it a forum announcement or something. :lol:
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    Farmercyst Lowest common denominator Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, but I like what I do, I have a job, and my happiness isn't tied to money. The 240K I owe will eventally be paid off, and likely within 10 years despite the amount.
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    I went to my state public school, on scholarship, and I still graduated with 100k+. Some of us don't have parents' help. For others, the private school is the best option. There are plenty of good private schools and lots of students going to an out of state public school. I just think students should be aware of the risks before taking out so many loans, and many are.
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    Wow my school sucks.

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