Many pharmacy students talk about Pharm school like med school....or at least very similar...requirement similar, class difficulty similar....just similar. For those that would like to see what med schools look for...and possibly pharm school - I found this at an undergrad institution with a pre-professional program: (just thought some of you might find this interesting) Some comments made by the heads of Admissions at both --- med school and --- med school at a meeting of pre-medical advisors throughout the state of --- "We look hard at the 'BCPM' GPA. That's the Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math GPA. A high overall GPA but a low BCPM GPA doesn't look good to us." "We never look at the total GPA at our school." "What do the above two statements mean?" you ask. Well, this was brought up by Dr. --- in our prehealth meeting in January. Frankly, after talking with the folks at the prehealth advisors meeting, I believe I can honestly say the following as a general guideline: I interpret the above statements to mean that you need to have a BCPM GPA that is equivalent to Dean's List at your school if you are serious about medical school. If you can't pull that off while taking those tough BCPM courses, then think about another career. that means you need to have a BCPM GPA of around 3.5. This may be disheartening to many of you, but med school is a serious thing. If you're not willing to work hard enough for this career, then don't do it. "I'm more impressed by a 'B' in, say, quantum physics, than an 'A' in Art History." "Biochemistry is impressive. If they avoid the hard courses then we see that on their transcript and, frankly, we're not impressed." "If the applicant has no clinical [volunteer, etc.] experience, we just don't consider them a serious candidate for our program." "Even though I was in a [fraternity/sorority], none of us consider [fraternity/sorority] leadership roles to count so far as the 'leadership' we're wanting to see. We want community leadership, volunteerism, and things like that." "One candidate said he wanted to practice rural medicine. I then asked him to define 'rural.' Well, turns out he had no idea what 'rural' meant; he was just trying to tell us what he thought we wanted to hear. You want to guess if he got in?"