Accelerated vs non accelerated pharm schools?

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  1. Outlanding

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    What are the pros and cons? What are the benefits of an accelerated pharmacy school? Is it worth going to?
     
  2. Monsterdaddy

    Monsterdaddy RPh, PharmD, MBA
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    Demographics: If you are single then... 3 yr -- older students (avg 28) and more even gender balance (50/50) but more men are married, 4 yr -- avg age 23-24, 60-70% female
    Academics: 3 yr program can be very tough and if you fail a course you basically become a 4 yr student anyways. Lack of summer internship opps for 3 yr programs (i.e. no USPHS Jr/Sr COSTEP)
    Costs: 1 yr of tuition saved plus 1 yr opp cost is worth a lot. Just make sure you find time to network during the 3 yrs to get the job you want

    Basically, if you are smart, used to hard work/long hours, already have a significant other and know which field you want to join, go 3 yr.

    Want to join USPHS, take a 4 yr and join as SRCOSTEP and be commissioned while in school.

    Lots of pros and cons based on what you wish to do.
     
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    Benefit, be done with school earlier and start earning money sooner.
    Con, some people can't handle the increased workload and risk flunking out.
     

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