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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by fauowl2315, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. fauowl2315

    fauowl2315 2+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    Ok so, I have worked at CVS as a tech for 8 1/2 years. I was always debating between medical school and pharmacy school. This past year I was accepted into a Masters of Biomedical Science program, which is a "bridge program" for medical school. However, I had a few things go in my personal life which affected my academic performance and I was dismissed from the program. I have been thinking what I want to do and finally decided I think Pharmacy school is where my passion is. Do you guys think me being dismissed from this MBS program will affect my chances of getting accepted into Pharmacy School?
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  3. BigBoss

    BigBoss 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Not as long as you have a bachelor’s degree with all the prerequisite courses and a good GPA, plus an average to good PCAT score.

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  4. stoichiometrist

    stoichiometrist 5+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank about your life at CVS over the last 8 1/2 years. Is that what you want to do with the rest of your life, except with more pay, more loans, more resposibility, and more liability?
  5. BC_89

    BC_89 2+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    If what happened with your academic performance truly was what I call “personal outliers” and not just you as a student, consider another SMP / post bac and work for that medical school slot. I’ve worked a few years myself in inpatient / outpatient in pharmacy. Without a shadow of a doubt I could wipe the floor with any incoming P1 pharmacy student, but when it’s all said and done it’s not really a passion just a job that comes with a check.

    If your not mixing up the words “passion” and “settling” then by all means you’ll have no problem getting to pharmacy. Just know medical school is competitive for a reason
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018

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