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How is Worcester Pharmacy School?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by WorcesterPHOBoy, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. WorcesterPHOBoy

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    HOw is the first P1 Students are doing at Worcester Pharmacy School, hard or its ok?
     
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  3. bananaface

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    Moving to pre-pharmacy as this topic is primarily of interest to pre-pharmacy students.
     
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    any advice???!
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    couple of my friends go to the other campus of mcp, i heard they're on probation (both campus) b/c too many students either flunk out or don't pass boards.
     
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    i cannot find any info about schools on probation. I tried searching mcphs and probation. Are they really on probation?

     
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    I just got back from an interview at MCPHS-Worcester and I didn't get the impression that anything was wrong at all. I was told that the retention rate is approximately 90% and the passing rate for the NAPLEX is 92%. I don't know why either of those numbers would result in the school being put on probation. If anyone finds any solid evidence please post it....
     
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    It is not too late to apply, but I would recommend sending your application in ASAP bec they review them as they come in.
     
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    when did you applied?
    because i send in my application also , jsut waiting to hear grom them
     
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    I mailed my application 10/31, received an invitation for an interview a week later, interviewed on 11/18, and am still waiting to hear back...

    has anyone else interviewed there?
     
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    how did they contact you for invitation? via email, phone or mail? Thanks for the info in advance!
     
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    I got a letter in the mail.
     
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    I submitted my application on line around Oct 20th, got my interview invite on Halloween, scheduled it for 3 days later, and i had my acceptance 5 days after. The whole process took less than 4 weeks for me and this is the only place i applied to!
    I think their program is a decent one too.
     
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    did u apply as a P1 student? or P3 (transfer student) btw, congrats on ur acceptance? is that where u'll end up going?
     
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    I was under impression that the Worcester Program only took "transfers" (students with pre-professional courses already completed) since it is accelerated.... anyone know differently?
     
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    You are correct. Everyone enters in the 1st Professional Year.
     
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    I think they mostly looked at my grad school record:

    Masters in biology/ molecular biology

    Washington University in St. Louis.

    Masters GPA: 3.43

    Some research in genomics stuff.. and i want to go to pharmacogenomis/clinical trials

    NO pharmacy experience

    Volunteer work: health educator (read: sex educator!!)

    please note: you do not need the above credentials to gain acceptance there. You need decent pre-req GPA with a clear idea of what you want to do with your life and a convincing reason as to why you want to be a pharmacist. Most of my interview was about what kind of research i am interested in and when i want to get married and how many kids i want to have!!
     

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