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Does it matter where you go?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by john le, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. john le

    john le

    Apr 3, 2007
    Hi everyone, I am trying to decide whether I should go to UOP pre-pharm (2+3) or should I just get a B.S. somewhere else then apply to several pharmacy schools. I am wondering if it really matters where someone gets their PharmD from. Will a PharmD from any pharmacy school prove to be competitive in the job market? I really want to know because I am not sure graduating earlier is better with respect to the school of choice. thank you for your time.
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  3. mr. rx

    mr. rx New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Dude if you're accepted to UOP's program, consider yourself made. Just be happy with that cus all you really need is your degree and that's it! You're taking a chance if you decide to apply outside of that.
  4. nerv12345

    nerv12345 ... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    Southern California
    i agree with the above poster and besides, UOP is a pretty good need to worry about your employer questioning your ability when they look at where you graduated from
  5. ADN1226

    ADN1226 Class of 2012! 7+ Year Member

    May 21, 2006
    Just think about it, no matter where you go - you'll still have to pass the NAPLEX just like everyone else.
  6. Dr.Biassi

    Dr.Biassi 2+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    It doesn't matter at all. Just pass the naplex and the MJPE , get your licence and you will have a job
  7. man...if I could go to UOP's 5 year plan, life would be so much easier.
  8. danhphan80

    danhphan80 2+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    It depends on what your goals are. If you get your B.S before going to pharm school, you'll have a chance to learn about more topics that you might not learn in pharmacy school which could be useful for your life...but then again, it depends on what your goals are in life.:)
  9. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    If you got into UOP 2+3, pat yourself on the back because you are going to be doing what you want and getting paid very well for it at age 23!!! assuming you are coming right out of high school! 23 and making 100k+?!?! Unless you do not think the accelerated format is something you can handle, hit the ground running and head to UOP! I thought me getting out of Pharmacy school at 26 was young.
    Sorry to babble, it is just crazy to think that you can have a doctorate at 23 and be counseling patients. Lucky!
  10. john le

    john le

    Apr 3, 2007
    thank you everyone for responding. I just have a few questions left about UOP's program. Which is actually accelerated, the 2 years prior to professional pharmacy or both? And do you guys think accelerating it to the point where someone would graduate 3 years earlier than another person at a different school is an advantageous aspect later on in the job field? I really think that when it gets to the point where its too much to handle, there would be less emphasis on understanding the subject and more focus on just cramming and getting good grades, which is why I am considering the 3+3 instead, which a UOP counselor told me relaxes your schedule greatly and furthermore can get you a B.S. in biology.
  11. jas15

    jas15 10+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    The pharm school you choose matters little to none.

    Everything will be accelerated in that program, especially getting a B.S. in 3 years and a PharmD. in another 3 years both of which usually take 4. If I were you I would do the 2+3, as was said, you will have a doctorate at 23. Of course you have to be sure this is what you want to do and that you can handle it, you don't want to end up in the wasteland of pre-prof students where so many I've known end up.

    As far as advantageous in the job market I couldn't say, I am sure there are pros and cons of hiring super young gifted people, but I have never had to hire anyone so I could not say.
  12. eddie269

    eddie269 Still in shock... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    The only caveat (is that how the word is supposed to be used??? :D ) is you may not get to experience the "real college" life. I have a buddy who went straight to the UOP 5 yr program from high school and she finished her residency 2 yrs ago. She could've gone to any UC (or even Stanford) with her high school stat's. Sure she is living in a nice place, flat screen tv's everywhere, nice jewelry, and a beautiful big LOAN payment every the age of 25 now.

    But she regret not having the real college life everyone else had. I went to a UC for school and she wish she could've had half the experiences I've had. That's when I told her I wish I had her status and life complete at age 23!
  13. xpinkaurax

    xpinkaurax 2+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    Yea, that's kinda like me. I'll be going to pharmacy school in the fall @ USN [3 year program] @ the age of 20. Talk about no college life.. I'm always studying while my friends are out partying. Doesn't help the fact that I go to ASU [the top party school of the nation]. Perhaps my big move to Vegas will allow me to live a little. Anyone want to join me on my power hour when I turn 21 in Vegas? :smuggrin:

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