Is it possible to finish 4-year courses in 3 years?

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  1. 2NC

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    This question might be naive. But just wonder whether I can finish a 4 year PharmD program in 3 years?

    My background: I have a PhD in Biochemistry and just got accepted by UNC pharmacy program.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. shal

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    I don't believe so. The courses are set for each year and everyone in the class generally takes the same courses with the exception of electives.
     
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    4 year schools take 4 years and 3 year schools take 3 years.
     
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    Yeah you can't get ahead in pharmacy school. The classes all build on each other, so you have to take them in order at a specific time.
     
  6. confettiflyer

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    QFT.

    Conversely, if you fail a single course (which, I doubt you'd do considering your background), there's a high chance you're stuck until next year due to the lock step nature of pharmacy school.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: good advice.
     
  8. acetyl

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    Nope.

    You'll like second semester biochem at UNC
     
  9. 2NC

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    Thanks for all the advice!!! :)
     
  10. girllein

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    Go drink a martini or something and ace Biochem while the not too bright students are crying in the bathroom after they fail their exam.
     
  11. maliciousdoc

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    You should have enroll in a 3-yr program. With your educational background, you won't learn much in pharmacy school no matter where you go, except for the clinical part (maybe).
     
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    It's not possible because of accredidation issues at 4 yr institutions, I tried even with taking all the courses in the PharmD curriculum I could fininsh in 3.5 years but they can't let me because of ACPE.
     
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    You should apply to some three year programs dude.
     
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    Apply to LECOM! :D
     
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    I am a student at MCPHS in their "accelerated" program, it is 2 years and 10 month at MCPHS which is about standard, you go year round, but you have a month break at xmas and like 3 weeks in May. We do the same stuff as the Boston 4 year campus but we just do those 2 semesters in the summer instead. When I applied last year there were 5 accelerated programs that I was aware of. in the Northeast, there was Albany, Lake Erie and MCPHS. All had advantages and disadvantages, I didn't apply to Albany because you need a B in all your prereqs and I ended up with a B- in a 1 credit Organic lab and they wouldn't take it, even though I had an A in lecture. MCPHS- Manchester was closer to my home in Maine, so I went there. So far no complaints, although like all pharm programs, it is intense.
     
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    You could also earn some extra cash tutoring your classmates :)
     
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    Yeah. There's no shame in profiting off of dummies. Car makers do it all the time! :lol:
     

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