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Robotjim

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    Sorry guys and gals but its time for me to start preparing for grad school decisions and deciding which career to pursue....I really like everything that I have read about clinical pharmacy and I am seriously thinking about applying to pharmacy schools...so could I please run my stays by you all and get some feedback on what my chances are and any other info that will be helpful to me...?? Thank you so much

    Gpa 3.1
    sci gpa 3.2
    No pharmacy experience
    Over 5 years of hospital work experience as a phlebotomist and lab tech
    ca resident
     

    shehsheh

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      Sorry guys and gals but its time for me to start preparing for grad school decisions and deciding which career to pursue....I really like everything that I have read about clinical pharmacy and I am seriously thinking about applying to pharmacy schools...so could I please run my stays by you all and get some feedback on what my chances are and any other info that will be helpful to me...?? Thank you so much

      Gpa 3.1
      sci gpa 3.2
      No pharmacy experience
      Over 5 years of hospital work experience as a phlebotomist and lab tech
      ca resident

      You should get some pharmacy experience, maybe work/volunteer as a pharmacy clerk or try and shadow a pharmacist, to see if you like the career. Reading about a career is a lot different than working as one.

      I wouldn't commit my life to something unless I KNEW that this is what I wanted to do.

      If you could raise your cum gpa to at least a 3.2 and science ~3.4, you would be more competitive. Most schools have a "only offer interviews to candidates with at least a 3.2" (in california that is). For example, in the November interview at USC, Jim said something like, "i know that all of you here have at least a 3.2 gpa"... also last year I had spoken to someone at Western and she mentioned the same thing. Of course there will always be exceptions but the "rule" is for the majority.

      Good luck.
       
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        Sorry guys and gals but its time for me to start preparing for grad school decisions and deciding which career to pursue....I really like everything that I have read about clinical pharmacy and I am seriously thinking about applying to pharmacy schools...so could I please run my stays by you all and get some feedback on what my chances are and any other info that will be helpful to me...?? Thank you so much

        Gpa 3.1
        sci gpa 3.2
        No pharmacy experience
        Over 5 years of hospital work experience as a phlebotomist and lab tech
        ca resident


        I don't know which schools you are applying to but if you are applying to the CA schools you are in the dangerous position. Your GPA lies more towards the lower end of the applicant range and you need strong SOLID EC's to compensate for it. Otherwise, good luck !:luck:
         

        AbsoluteEthanol

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          Sorry guys and gals but its time for me to start preparing for grad school decisions and deciding which career to pursue....I really like everything that I have read about clinical pharmacy and I am seriously thinking about applying to pharmacy schools...so could I please run my stays by you all and get some feedback on what my chances are and any other info that will be helpful to me...?? Thank you so much

          Gpa 3.1
          sci gpa 3.2
          No pharmacy experience
          Over 5 years of hospital work experience as a phlebotomist and lab tech
          ca resident


          As I've said in a previous thread to a california resident with similar stats: your chances of getting into a california school are 0.01% (barring an absolute miracle). when the average student accepted has a gpa of 3.5-3.6, with a fair share of pharmacy related E.Cs your 3.1 with no E.C really pales in comparison.

          I suggest you study up for the pcat and apply to neighboring states, i.e Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico.
           

          JimblyUK

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            I suggest you study up for the pcat and apply to neighboring states, i.e Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico.

            Doesn't Oregon count as neigbouring to Ca? :(

            The 2 schools in Oregon, Oregon State University and Pacific University, don't require PCAT as far as I'm aware.

            edit: Pacific University does require 40 hours Pharmacy shadowing/volunteering..not sure about OSU.
             
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