Best School to Prepare for Residency?

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Hey guys,

I am trying to decide on a Pharmacy school that will give me the most opportunity to get a hospital residency than a specialty one. What is your opinion on Campbell's and UNC's pharmacy school?

Thanks for any advice! And good luck with other Residency interviews!!
 

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Hey guys,

I am trying to decide on a Pharmacy school that will give me the most opportunity to get a hospital residency than a specialty one. What is your opinion on Campbell's and UNC's pharmacy school?

Thanks for any advice! And good luck with other Residency interviews!!

Both schools are good. If you got into both, go UNC. It's a brand name school and tuition is cheaper. There's already a thread about this in the pharmacy forum. Both will prepare you for a residency, but the brand name will help in getting interviews, etc.
 

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Both schools are good. If you got into both, go UNC. It's a brand name school and tuition is cheaper. There's already a thread about this in the pharmacy forum. Both will prepare you for a residency, but the brand name will help in getting interviews, etc.

+1 on attending a well established school for making yourself more marketable
 

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At Campbell, I can get a MS in Clinical Research and PharmD in 5 years. Do you think a dual degree will help with residencies?
 

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At Campbell, I can get a MS in Clinical Research and PharmD in 5 years. Do you think a dual degree will help with residencies?

PharmD from UNC will still probably look better than a dual degree from Campbell. Trust me, all I hear people talk about is UNC students. A lot of preceptors in NC went to UNC. A lot of program directors and people of power are from UNC, so they're going to most likely go with a UNC student all things given equal even if someone has an MS in clinical research.
 

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PharmD from UNC will still probably look better than a dual degree from Campbell. Trust me, all I hear people talk about is UNC students. A lot of preceptors in NC went to UNC. A lot of program directors and people of power are from UNC, so they're going to most likely go with a UNC student all things given equal even if someone has an MS in clinical research.

Can i ask what school you went to? or are you a grad?
 

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An MS in clinical research will only make you marginally more competitive for residency, and for some programs not more competitive at all. And to top it off, you'll have to spend an extra year in school. If you want to do clinical research, do an MS in clinical research. If you want to do residency, there isn't much point to the MS.
 
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