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Course selection?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by PharmDr., Apr 17, 2004.

  1. PharmDr.

    PharmDr. Senior Member
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    Does this pre-pharm course schedule look alright for admissions to pharm school? Most likely after this semester I will have a 3.4 GPA and have completed Chem 1, Eng. 1, Speech, and am about to complete Bio 1, Alg.,Chem 2, & Eng. 2. I want to take Anat. 1, Bio 2 and maybe a psychology over the summer so I can take the PCAT in october. This fall I was planning on taking Org. Chem., Pre-Calc., Anat. 2, and a humanities. Next spring I was planning on taking Org Chem 2, Calc., Physics, and another humanities and then apply to pharm school after taking the PCAT again in January. Then that summer Physics 2, us history,and sociology. Im sorry for long post but I am just in need for any input from anyone. Im just so confused about what classes should be done in order to look good before applying. I have worked as a certified tech for a year and a half now and have several recomendations from pharmacists that I have worked with as well as thank you letters from various nurses about my pharmacy knowledge (She showed me a patients meds and I told her that you should be aware that there is a contraindication of that medication used along with another as well as giving brief info about a med. she was giving a patient which was benazepril, a generic for lotensin) and motivation to becoming a pharmacist (if they even count at all).Thanks
     
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  3. Trancelucent1

    Trancelucent1 Gator Girl :)
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    First things first...deep breaths. The classes that I found most helpful for the PCAT were Chemistry and Anat and Phys (this helped a lot as my bio dealt w/ a lot of anat and phys). As far as what classes you take, I don't think it matters what you've taken or what you haven't taken when you apply. The main thing is that if you're admitted it's more than likely going to be conditional meaning all pre-reqs are completed prior to matriculation. Just make sure that you give yourself enough time to complete the pre-reqs and you'll be fine. Also, are you planning on having a degree first? I don't know what schools you're applying to, but it seems like a lot of them tend to lean towards students with degrees. This is just what I've noticed. If you've just started college then I'd say you've got a pretty good handle on things and that you're going in the right direction. good luck!

    ~Pam
     
  4. Roxicet

    Roxicet warning: I'm addictive!
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    Ok, so you want to matriculate into pharm school in Fall '05 after the summer session of Physics 2, history, and sociology, or are you applying for Fall '06? Realistically, you should not apply after the PCAT in January, because it will take about 5 or 6 weeks to get your scores back, and most of the school's deadlines fall on February 1st or March 1st. APPLY EARLY! I really don't think you'll need to take the PCAT twice. Just get a review book, and you'll do fine. :luck:
     

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