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Is it bad to have no awards or certifications?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by mjmjoa, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. mjmjoa

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    On my pharmcas application I have Professional Licenses and Certifications, Honors and Scholarships, and Publications all blank. Is that bad? :(
     
  2. cyna

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    I was in the same boat! Don't worry too much about it!
    As long as you have a solid extracurricular/volunteer section, I wouldn't be worried.
     
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  3. Primus25

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    I would not think that it is bad, but the more you have to offer, the better you would look, I imagine. In my case, my honors, licenses and certifications balanced out some of the other parts of my application (i.e. PCAT score).
     
  4. MyRealNameIs

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    Your application is always taken as a whole. If you are missing something, you better bring something else, i.e. higher gpa, pcat, extracurriculars, work experience, etc.
     
  5. mjmjoa

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    Would an expired CPR certification I had 5 years ago work?

    And what about Pharmacy tech certification?

    And are grants considered scholarships?
     
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    -Expired CPR certification won't count
    -Yes, include your pharm tech gertification
    -Grants aren't counted as scholarships (read somewhere on PharmCAS)
     
  8. mjmjoa

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    Why doesn't CPR certification count? Also had a certified healthcare provider training. On PharmCAS it says to put the expiration date so why wouldn't it count?
     
  9. RxStudentatUB

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    You are looking way too much into this. Pharmacy school applications is rather open-admissions at this point, which was not the case 10 years ago.
     

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