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Failing a class in pharmacy school

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by inpharmd, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. inpharmd


    Apr 16, 2007
    Does anyone know if your school offers Pathophysiology in the summer and when during the summer? The reason I'm asking is that I didn't do well in Patho. at my school. I will either have to repeat the whole year again or find a school that offers this class in the summer. I have tried looking at some schools but have not been sucessful in finding what the different schools offer for the summer. Any comment is greatly appreciated, since I would really not want to be behind a year. Thank you in advance
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  3. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Sorry, I can't think of any school that does that. You'll be behind a year, but it's not that bad. You can still take some of your second year courses, or even some electives. It makes your second year course load a lot lighter.
  4. twester

    twester Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I think every school has its own policies about failing a class. At my school, if a student fails a class they sit out a year until the class is offered again. So for me, that F would cost me ~100K. :scared:
  5. OUPharmD

    OUPharmD OUCOP Class of 2012 10+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2006

    Look into Southwestern Oklahoma State. I am not sure if they do, but they offer many summer classes. It is worth a call.
  6. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    So, if you fail one class then the following year you can only take that one class and nothing else? Not even an elective like public policy that does not have a prerequisite?
  7. eelo

    eelo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    I think he means that completing the rest of the pharm program but still needing an additional year to re-take the failed class, will be one more year before getting a license and a job that pays ~$100K, so that's how much a failed class will cost him.
  8. twester

    twester Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Denver, CO
    That's correct. Our curriculum is set, we don't really have electives until Spring semester of P3 - and then the selection is pretty meager.

    We (the P1s) had some folks join us this semester for a class or two. We only see them for those lecture periods. By next fall, they will return to carrying the full program load. I imagine we'll pick up people every semester and some of my classmates will drop back throughout the remaining two years of the didactic program.

    We have six years to complete the program or we're done.

    Weird, huh?
  9. Requiem

    Requiem Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    At my school (different than the person you're quoting) - failing a course eg pharmacology results in you repeating the year as its a pre-req for courses coming up.

    What happened to a few people in the class above me who failed pharm was they retook some courses they had already passed (on recommendation of the director) to better their mark. So instead of 7 courses/semester, they took the one they failed + 3-4 others. Then the next semester they're basically on par again as you can't take certain courses without the pre-req(pharmacology) [eg med chem II, pharm II, otc therapeutics require pharmacology I]. It does end up being a year wasted, more or less.

    Harsh penalty for failing a course by 2 marks.
  10. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Check out St. Louis College of Pharmacy too. I'm pretty sure some of the students who failed in my class were able to make it up a class there. I'm not sure if the class you need is offered though.
  11. Dustbunny

    Dustbunny 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    Check out your school's policies on post-matriculation transfer credit. Not all of them allow you to take a class outside their halls, especially if it's not a pre-pharmacy course.

    You might well find a patho course to take, and then not be able to transfer it, even if it's at another pharmacy school.
  12. eddie269

    eddie269 Still in shock... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    What school (besides Midwestern CCP) allows you to retake a class at another school during summer? That sounds crazy to me. I always thought school's curriculums are set to the tee.

    Most schools I know, if you fail one course (F), you need to retake the whole year. That includes classes you've already passed.

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