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hardest residencies

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships' started by yavster5, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. yavster5

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    for any of you out there who may know this, what medical centers are the hardest to obtain a pharmacy residency?
     
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    Good programs that get a large number of applicants:


    Johns Hopkins
    University of North Carolina
    University of Michigan
    University of Illinois Chicago
    Boston Medical Center
    University of Kentucky
    University of Washington
    UCSF

    This is by no means a complete list...just my personal experience.
     
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    Good list, I would add:

    Ohio State
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Barnes Jewish Medical Center
     
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    I agree 100%. Good programs!
     
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    I would add Mayo Clinic to the list as well
     
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    All very good programs. I would add Duke University Medical Center
     
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    If I remember correctly, that is a pharmacy student program and not a post graduate residency. But yes, would be a good internship.
     
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    At the FDA, you can complete a summer internship (through the Public Health Service COSTEP program) or complete a rotation there-- the website for the experiential program is: http://www.fda.gov/cder/Offices/DDI/pharmstudent.htm, but there is not a residency program at the FDA. I did a rotation at the FDA, and it was one of my better rotations so far.
     
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    I might add UCSD... I know someone who got an interview last year at UCSF but not UCSD.
     
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    Updated list -highly selective residencies

    Johns Hopkins
    University of North Carolina
    University of Michigan
    University of Illinois Chicago
    Boston Medical Center
    University of Kentucky
    University of Washington
    UCSF
    Ohio State
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Barnes Jewish Medical Center
    USCD
    Mayo Clinic
     
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    when you mean highly selective, what gpa are we talking about? 3.5 and above?
     
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    Probably more like at least a 3.3+ with other goodies on your application. Grades really only get you so far. Once you reach a decent GPA is much more about other things you've done (ie: leadership, community service, etc).
     
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    Anymore update by this time ???
     

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