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I am currently a P1 in a 6 year pharm program. I am taking biochemisty and I just found out that there is no way that I will pass the class :(.

Ive always been more of a chemistry person, ive never been good at bio. I just never thought I would fail the class.

I'm not really sure what I should do at this point. I cant take Molecular bio next semester until I pass biochem. And my school doesnt offer it again for winter intersession. Do you think I would be able to take it at another school? Im in a 6 year program, If Im not caught up by May, Ill get kicked out, even though Ive done well in my other classes


Sorry if this is all kind of scattered, I am shaking as Im typing this and I really dont know what to do.

Does anyone know if and where I might be able to take the class over winter intersession?
 
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I am currently a P1 in a 6 year pharm program. I am taking biochemisty and I just found out that there is no way that I will pass the class :(.

Ive always been more of a chemistry person, ive never been good at bio. I just never thought I would fail the class.

I'm not really sure what I should do at this point. I cant take Molecular bio next semester until I pass biochem. And my school doesnt offer it again for winter intersession. Do you think I would be able to take it at another school? Im in a 6 year program, If Im not caught up by May, Ill get kicked out, even though Ive done well in my other classes


Sorry if this is all kind of scattered, I am shaking as Im typing this and I really dont know what to do.

Does anyone know if and where I might be able to take the class over winter intersession? Any school from PA down to VA?
How about you ask your school advisor?
 
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I will have to talk to my advisor, but I cant do that until friday ( hes not in right now and thats when he gets back)

So i was just wondering if anyone in this forum had any information
 

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Don't take this the wrong way, I'm just curious...this late in the semester, how did you JUST find out there was no way you were going to pass? I feel like if this has been a semester long struggle, it probably should have been addressed earlier...
 

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Is this USP? I heard the biochem test here had a 69 average. Seriously, that's not worse than our P&T averages, yet people pass. Maybe they'll curve?

But if you fail biochem, I believe that unfortunately you have to just take it again next year, which will set you a year behind.
EDIT: I actually looked at the policy, if you indeed go here, and since biochem isn't a pharmacy practice course, you may be able to get out of this. Here is the link to the student handbook: http://catalog.usp.edu/content.php?catoid=11&navoid=243#trans_credit. Not sure though since it says "electives" and biochem is required. I know a guy who failed biochem and retook it the following year.

I think e-mail the dean's office or see someone in there and see what you can do.
 
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Sounds like Rutgers to me based on the course titles and this winter session deal.

I would not entertain the possibility of taking a course that might not even be accepted as a substitute for in-curriculum biochemistry (the conceit, anyway, being that the courses are tailored to the actual PharmD curriculum there).

At a certain 0-6 school, there are alarmingly many opportunities for remediation including re-taking certain P1 and P2 courses in the summer provided that one does not pass the course but not fail outright (getting a D), so maybe there is a similar path for you there.
 

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Yea every school is different in their fail policies, your adviser will obviously be your best option. My school for example has a way with dealing with course failures and working with each student on a very specific individual basis. This almost always require repeating the course the next semester and if it's part of a sequence then you will be put back a whole year because of the failure. Multiple failures and your booted from the program at Nova. But, that's just Nova for example
 
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I'll find out tomm what will happen:confused:

Do you think they would possibly let me still take molecular next semester ( even though biochem is a pre-req), and just have the credits pending until I retake biochem over the summer or next fall?

Or does anyone know any other ways I can prevent being a whole year behind?
 
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I'll find out tomm what will happen:confused:

Do you think they would possibly let me still take molecular next semester ( even though biochem is a pre-req), and just have the credits pending until I retake biochem over the summer or next fall?

Or does anyone know any other ways I can prevent being a whole year behind?
I don't mean to be so cold but if you define prerequisite then you will have your answer.
 

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Again, at a certain 0-6 school even if you don't pass a fall-semester "prerequisite/corequisite," if it wasn't an outright fail you can still take the courses in the following spring with the expectation that you shell out some more money to repeat the non-fail course in the summer. Don't know how your program even handles things like that though (even if there is such a thing as not passing yet not failing a course in the "core" curriculum).
 

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I'll find out tomm what will happen:confused:

Do you think they would possibly let me still take molecular next semester ( even though biochem is a pre-req), and just have the credits pending until I retake biochem over the summer or next fall?

Or does anyone know any other ways I can prevent being a whole year behind?
No, if biochem is a prerequisite for molecular bio (and in most schools it is), they will not let you take it. I know it sucks to be a year behind, but you'll still be a pharmacist at the end as long as you study hard in the future and don't fail anything else.