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Which Pharmacy schools accept low GPA? In other word, have the Easiest Admission Requirements? i'm a little worried

 
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confettiflyer

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this is like the 4th thread on this exact same topic

do people not know how to search for anything anymore? this scares me :scared:
 

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why does that scare you? And whats the big deal? If people didn't/don't ask questions, there would be no search function...don't get me wrong, i think people should utilize the search function. Some people just want direct answers to their questions, and some people are just lazy:D
 

azPharmD2B

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Its the lazy ones I am worried about. Do you really want a lazy pharmacist filling your Rx?

Or worse, do you want a lazy pharmacy student who will likely drop out taking up a seat that could have been yours?
 

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Its the lazy ones I am worried about. Do you really want a lazy pharmacist filling your Rx?

Or worse, do you want a lazy pharmacy student who will likely drop out taking up a seat that could have been yours?
if they're taking the time to ask questions on here, then they arent that lazy. Some people arent familiar with online forums and dont think to check if their question has been asked before.
 

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Its the lazy ones I am worried about. Do you really want a lazy pharmacist filling your Rx?

Or worse, do you want a lazy pharmacy student who will likely drop out taking up a seat that could have been yours?
Do you know what they call the guy that had the lowest GPA in his class and graduated from the worst Pharmacy School?

Point being: If you graduate from a SOP, you are not that lazy or stupid. I once asked my grandfather, who was a lead designer of the Lunar Rover, what the highest math he ever used at his job. His reply, "Geometery." I don't know if you graduated yet or not, but you learn about 90% more in school than you will ever apply in your job when you graduate. School is the test to see if you can do your job.
 

Falokis

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Someone who won't pass the NAPLEX?
I'm currently a Medical Technologist. You know who one of the only two people to fail the ASCP certification in my graduating class was? The person with the highest GPA. A high GPA doesn't mean you understand what you are taught, it just means you are a good at the game. Albert Einstein did horrible in school and it wasn't because he stupid.
 

AshleyCPhT

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I'm currently a Medical Technologist. You know who one of the only two people to fail the ASCP certification in my graduating class was? The person with the highest GPA. A high GPA doesn't mean you understand what you are taught, it just means you are a good at the game. Albert Einstein did horrible in school and it wasn't because he stupid.
That is such a good point. Which is why alot of Pharmacy schools are starting to look at more than a GPA. Having a 4.0soesnt mean you;re a genius, it may only mean that you spent all of your time studying and have no social skills, or any of the skills needed in the real world. And a low GPA can just show how you weren't applying yourself to your full potential. (But both can also mean the most frequently assumed.)
 

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GPA has so many variables its not even funny. I wouldn't trust GPA to mean much of anything unless two people went to the exact same school, class, teacher, live in the same place, and have the same responsibilities like work, clubs, etc.
 

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Is a high PCAT score next on the list of things to bash? :laugh:
hehe well I wouldn't trust PCAT alone to determine much either. But having a standardized test along with GPA can probably give some decent clue as to how well someone would do in grad school. People getting 2.6 GPA with 99 PCAT score and 4.0 GPAs getting 60s on PCAT shows that nothing will perfectly determine intelligence. PCAT does have several flaws in the design, but that's a different rant.
 

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People getting 2.6 GPA with 99 PCAT score and 4.0 GPAs getting 60s on PCAT shows that nothing will perfectly determine intelligence. PCAT does have several flaws in the design, but that's a different rant.
High PCAT, low GPA: someone who is likely plenty smart and is either lazy or just had some bad circumstances affect their grades

High GPA, low PCAT: someone who likely took the easiest instructors and only learned material long enough to pass exams.
 

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High PCAT, low GPA: someone who is likely plenty smart and is either lazy or just had some bad circumstances affect their grades

High GPA, low PCAT: someone who likely took the easiest instructors and only learned material long enough to pass exams.
High PCAT doesn't mean they are necessarily smart but lazy it could mean that they are good at taking tests under pressure and have studied a lot of PCAT material, but they don't really understand what they know therefore do poorly in class. Some just have a knack for breaking down multiple choice questions and knowing what would be the best answer. I had a friend like that who did very well on the SAT, but if you ask him what that vocab word was he doesn't have a clue.

High GPA could mean they are very smart, but very poor test takers under pressure. Or it could mean they are not smart, but just go to a easy school or have easy instructors.

You could see either of those as being smart, but having a weakness or not smart and strong in certain areas. It could also be they were very lucky on the PCAT and knew just most of the material on the test, but overall they don't know the material very well.
 
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