adidastoes15

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When you apply to pharmacy schools and when they do background checks on you, do they find out your work history/if you have been fired from a job?
 

wolfpackhal

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I am pretty sure the background checks are only for criminal records. I doubt pharmacy schools look into your job history to the extent that they would find out if you have ever been fired or not. However, I am sure schools could inquire if they felt they needed to. I do not know from experience, so I am only assuming here.
 

WhiteSnows

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I do not think it should be included unless the reason that you were fired was because of criminal act, otherwise it is ok not to mention.
 
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adidastoes15

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It was not criminal at all. There were a series of miscommunication b/w my supervisor and I because my emails were going to his junk mail. Long story short, i got fired and I am worried the schools I applied to will see this and it will negatively impact my application.
 

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Background check envolves you criminal history. Your job history is safe. Plus don't worry it was miscomunication that you lost your job, not to hard to explain.
 

Kirbypuff

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Just don't put him down as a reference :hungover: Criminal background check shows all the addresses you've lived in and all the states you are considered a sex offender.
 

Pharmpills

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When you apply to pharmacy schools and when they do background checks on you, do they find out your work history/if you have been fired from a job?
It's unlikely it will be a problem but when u graduate and go looking for a job it can haunt u depending on the reason u got fired like if u stole, drugs, etc that can prevent u from getting hired especially if pharmacist demand is low with alot of job seekers. I would think about the present and not what if's in the future.
 

2012PharmDmiss

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As long as it's not what you are criminally penalized for like what the others said above, you will be fine.
 
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