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sabbath1981

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After talking with a couple friends who are practicing Pharmacists I have decided to take the first steps towards becoming one myself. I have a Bachelors in Finance and so will have to take quite a few science classes which I'm plan on doing starting this winter. I hope to complete everything in time to apply for fall 2010.

Any words of encouragement or advice is welcome!
 

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You can do it. I have a BS in communications and here I am applying to pharm school now after 2+ years of prereqs. They can def be tough and different when compared to finance, so stay optimistic. Look forward to the end result! I recommend gaining some pharm experience before you make the jump. Pharm is not for everyone...only way to know is to experience for yourself right?

Good Luck!

"YOU CAN DO IT!!!"
 

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Just out of curiousity, why have you decided to change careers? I ask this because I was interested in obtaining a finance degree before I became set on pharmacy.
 
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Of course you can!! Don't be discouraged!!

Most of the post-bac students that I have met at City College and at San Francisco State have degrees in business (and have worked in business for years), and are applying to pharmacy schools or to medical schools this year.

I'm one too (a BBA in management information systems), and I have an interview at UNC next week! One of the pharmacy students that I met at UCSF School of Pharmacy a few months ago also has a bachelor's degree in business, and she's doing fine in pharmacy school.

Make sure to volunteer at hospitals or pharmacies in addition to finishing all of the science pre-reqs. Think about becoming a pharmacy clerk, or shadowing a pharmacist, so that you can gain experience in pharmacy before applying. One, so that you can find out for yourself if pharmacy is the right second career for you. Two, so that you can gain an insight into the field of pharmacy.

Best of luck in whatever you do!

Cheers!
 

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Just out of curiousity, why have you decided to change careers? I ask this because I was interested in obtaining a finance degree before I became set on pharmacy.

I am right now working at my 4th job since I graduated in 2003. I have not felt job security at any of them obviously. I'm just tired of this industry especially given that a lot of the work I do has to do with driving the massive issuance of mortgages which is currently tanking the economy. Anyway :)

So hospital volunteering would help me with applications. Anything else?
 
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