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KGI vs Touro CA Pharmacy!

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by pharmalarm7, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. pharmalarm7

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    Hey everyone! So I got accepted to KGI and Touro CA for the 2018 incoming class. I'm having a hard time deciding between the two because I am really into the industry aspect of pharmacy! KGI seems to have connections on that side but I don't know much about it. Touro CA I'm not sure about what connections they have in industry and I couldn't find any info about it on their site however I got accepted into their Pharm D/MPH dual program. I'm having a hard time deciding between the two so any input would be really useful (especially regarding the kinds of internships, rotations, experience I would be getting from either program).
     
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  3. stoichiometrist

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    If you want to go into industry then I would strongly pursue a PhD instead to save yourself $200k+ in loans. Very few PharmDs actually end up in industry to the large number of applicants and few positions available; the vast majority of graduates end up in retail.
     
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  4. pharmalarm7

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    I'm sure there are other ways to be in industry also. But I'd like to have the safety net of at least having a stable income through retail if industry does not work out. Plus once I start pharmacy school my interests might change since it is so vast though I am leaning more to industry or possibly management/policy making currently. However, I do know of many pharmacists who do have jobs in industry so I think it's more about getting a fellowship and setting myself up in that direction through internships and rotations during the program so that I will be prepared. That's why I'm trying to see if I do choose that option if Touro would be able to help me get rotations in industry or not and if that MPH would possibly help out or not.
     
  5. steveysmith54

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    Pharmacists dispense, count by fives. get your mind out of the gutter
     
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  6. Dalteparin

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    1. Stay away from KGI. They’re a diploma mill.

    2. A PharmD may not be what you need to work in the industry; if you haven’t already, talk to folks who work in the industry and see how they got to where they are.


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  7. Modest_anteater

    Modest_anteater Austin, Texas, USA.

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    Both of those are scam schools. Touro has been in trouble for allowing people to literally pay for A's and degrees. New York, NY - More Nabbed in Touro College Cash-for-Grades Scam
    It's a huge joke and a giant scam. Go into PA or nursing or MD.
     
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