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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by PharmD0412, Oct 10, 2017.
Does anyone know a good accelerated PharmD program that does not require PCAT?
I know this school. Do u know any other 3 year Schools?
Pacific university Oregon and university of the pacific CA
Not sure if Roosevelt in Chicago and St. Joseph in Hartford, CT require PCAT. both are three year schools. I know SJ requires a simple math test at the interview.
SUCOP is a 3 year program, I do not know if it requires the PCAT or not.
University of the Pacific(UOP), Stockton CA.They have the 5-years acclerated pharm program. So instead of 4 years undergraduate + 4 years Pharm school, you can get your PharmD degree in 5 years. But the tuition of UOP is super high!
UOP doesn't require PCAT.
People are throwing out random programs and not answering the question. There are no good programs that are accelerated and don’t require the PCAT. Pretty much all these schools are diploma mills designed to maximize their profits off students.
In a 3 year accelerated program you’d only be taking 1.5-2 years of classes on campus, meaning the size of the actual campus only needs to be large enough to accomodate for 2 classes, whereas for traditional 4 year programs you’re looking at needing facilities to accommodate for 3 classes of students. That’s a lot of overhead facilities fees that the school can save. This also means that the school can get away with hiring less teaching faculty, less administrators, etc. and overall students have less resources to work with before they are kicked out to their APPEs and have to fend for themselves. All in all, the model of these programs are terrible and it is no wonder that there are no accelerated programs ranked in the top 50 (caviat: UCSF recently moved to being a 3 year program and I’m willing to bet it’s to make money by saving money).
Of course, your question raises a bigger question: are you willing to go into $200k+ debt to get a degree worth toilet paper and be unemployed when you graduate?
An accelerated PharmD program is actually not bad idea compared to a full four year program. After you graduate you would only have wasted 3 years of your life to end up jobless rather than 4 years.