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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by jot, Nov 3, 2002.
w00t for pharm
Yeah, let's get this PhamD. party started!!!
Hi. I'm a pre pharmacy student, I think, taking some classes that might be pre requisites for getting into pharmacy school. I think I took the right standardized test that pharmacy students take last fall and did ok on it. Can someone tell me how and when to apply to pharmacy school, what schools there are, and what a pharmacist does? Basically, do I have a shot?
YAY a Pharm D forum
Woot! for my Pharm D buddies. Congratulations on getting a forum!!!
I am glad; now there will be a place for pharm.D students to ask question!
DW: You are funny!
Nice way to welcome, though! Now, it will start off the forums with people answering your questions
Where do you live?
How you apply depends on the school.
If you have the prerequisites, then you will start in the 1st graduate year of the program.
There are some programs that are gradaute only, and other where you start as a first year college student and do the whole 6 years.
Do a search to find out about schools.
Retail pharmacists count pills.
Pharmacy is not for everyone...sure as hell wasn't for me. Thought about becoming a Pharmacist for awhile, worked in retail pharmacy, and now I am glad I am on to bigger and better things. I saw the light.
Don't get me wrong, Pharmacists learn a lot and make a boat load of money (relatively).
But there is no way I am standing behind a counter for 12 hours a day filling bottles. I did it before and never again.
sorry jphazelton, I guess you're not aware of my serial sarcasm around here I'm a pre med with an acceptance already. I worked at CVS for a brief stint, never again
SDN - thanks for the pharm d forum - it is greatly appreciatted!
For those of you who have worked at CVS and didn't like pharmacy, just remember that there is a big difference between hospital and retail pharmacy. Only 60% of pharmacist do retail work, so there are many opportunities......
I goto LECOM, which is a new accelerated program. I would recommend it to people who are willling to work hard to finish a year earlier........
ha ha, i know, i know there's a lot more than pill counting I actually thought about getting a pharmD briefly. Great opportunities in clinical settings and in industrial settings with pharmaceutical companies as well, probably one of the hottest fields in the future job market.
this forum should be pretty helpful for those kids thinking about it.
so, i just want to ask for the sake of staring discussion around here: tlh908, why did you pick pharmacy as a career?
I am a little older and decided on a career change about 2 years ago. So I went back to college planning on going into medicine as either a DO or MD. I soon realized doing medicine meant I wouldn't be finished with residency until I was 35. I then found the LECOM program, which is accelerated, and realized I could be done right before my 29th birthday. That means I have an 6 years to enjoy life by either starting a family or pursuing some of my other hobbies. Pharmacy is a lot more lifestyle friendly, after 40 hours my job is mostly done.......
yeah for Darkwing Duck...I love that song!!!
And another clappy for the new PharmD forum.Alright all you guys who asked about it,it's finally here!!!
Yeah for Pharm.D. forum!!!
I have been waiting for this for a while!!!
I found the first thread on this forum!!!