Are some pharmacy schools easier than others?

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  1. PharmersMarket

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    Don't confuse this with getting into pharmacy school. I want to know if some pharmacy schools are less demanding than others and if it is easier to get a higher GPA in one pharmacy school over another. I am asking because if I want to residency, I am wondering if I should focus on schools that seem "easier" by those currently attending the school or should it not be a factor at all.
     
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    of course...from what I've experienced...HBCU schools are often less demanding
     
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    I'm not sure I understand you fully. When you say less demanding do you mean curriculum-wise or admission requirements? Your comment seems demeaning to students of HBCUs. I can only speak for my school (the number one producer of black pharmacists in the U.S.). Fourth year students that attend FAMU must complete a research project and present at an annual meeting (i.e. FSHP, ASHP Midyear) which is not required at most schools. Every school has great students and unfortunately every school has some sorry students as well and I'm sorry that your experience with a very small number of students that attend HBCUs was not a good one however, ultimately a good student who is serious about school will excel not matter what school they attend (A beta-blocker is the same, no matter what school you attend-Sorry for the lame Rx joke, I'm a pharmacy nerd).
     
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    he prob went to HBCU and they made fun of how lame this guy is and then he transferred... FAMU P-4 roast UF P-4 all the time at preceptor sites....seen it lots of time.....
     
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    yeah, im sure! UF students are just plain stupid...just look at our homeboy priaprism!

    btw- your comment is just as asinine as the above poster. Every school has weak and strong students on rotations. I've come across some real weak FAMU and Xavier students and some real strong FAMU and Xavier students. Does that mean the program is average because weak and strong balance each other out?
     
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    a preceptor and residency director said to me that with the way they match prospective candidates and sites, grades do not become a big deal. They want a well rounded candidate that is active as well ad educated. They also will need letters of recommendation. all of this help your overall candidacy, and again this is from a residency director.
     
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    i'm glad you guys took offense to my comment

    it was merely a subjective comment from my past experiences
    each person is entitled to such

    now if the comment said "HBCU pharmacy students are dumb"
    then it would be a completely different story but indicating that
    it is less demanding from my experiences

    well...my friends...i'm glad it bothered you so
     
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    HICP is pretty easy, I hear.
     
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    Dave Wannstedt says WVU sucks balls...
     
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    I figure he does. He was hatched from that vile land of Yinzerville.
     
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    what is HBCU?
     
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    Historically black colleges and universities.

    Grambling...Spelman...Tuskeegee...in this case Florida A&M...there's like a hundred of them or so...
     
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    just get the best education you can. pharmacy school, like everything else, is what you make of it.
     
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    Well, I attended 4 different pharmacy schools throughout the US. And I can tell you that the West Coast school was the hardest.
     
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