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Killing it at a top 10 Pharmacy Scool

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by D1CE K, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. D1CE K

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    ... with a strong 2.8 GPA, what's up?

    I don't even study. No joke. I cram 2 days leading up to the exam and obviously study the day of the exam for that safety net.

    Why are people busting their brains trying to get a high GPA? Do they think their all getting a residency?
     
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  3. BenJammin

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    Top 10 according to who?
     
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    No surprise there. Besides, you just need a 2.7 GPA to get accepted to a pharmacy school nowadays.
     
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    #1 a 2.8 isn't a strong GPA.
    #2 what do you think studying is?
     
  7. confettiflyer

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    LOL that's all i saw in his post like

    [​IMG]
     
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    My school offers a dean's scholarship for people with a 3.75 or above, so that's why I try harder
     
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    What's a top 10 school? I didn't think ranking even mattered
     
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    I had a 2.2, lol.
     
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    TOP TEN pharmacy school... what does that even mean? Its like comparing grocery stores to each other. You basically get the same crap, just different prices.
     
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    You're cramming that much and only getting C's? Do you even have a short term memory?
     
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    In today's world your GPA means very little. What's more important is how much you owe (or don't owe) on student loans. That's the number you should be focusing on.
     
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    Plus... Your paycheck... :p
     
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    I don't consider a 2.8 "killing it."
     
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    Hah, 2 days of cramming for 4 weeks of material at a top 10 school = killing it.

    You must go to a school in the top 150.
     
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    I graduated from a school ranked in the 70's, but I make a hundred thousand dollars more than you per year. Enjoy your 2.8 GPA.
     
  19. confettiflyer

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    oh boy, this is turning into a dick sizing thread again
     
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    My bad.
     
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    [ ] killing it
    [ ] at a top 10 school
    [x] with a 2.8 GPA
     
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    lmao
     
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    I crammed 2 days befor the exam and graduated with a 3.9 + GPA
     
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    I'm curious... don't some schools basically do a pass or fail? So shouldn't there be a bunch of people walking around with 4.0?
     
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    I didn't have the best GPA during school (ie dealing with personal family matter) and I was discouraged about it. But at the end of the day a GPA helps with scholarships etc. When its time to take that NAPLEX and pass....Employers just care you are licensed and breathing!
     
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    Unless you're planning on getting a residency or there is a GPA dependent scholarship, there is no point in trying to keep it up.

    Although, there was this one dude at an independent pharmacy who asked me about my GPA, I lied about it lol.
     
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    I wonder what year this student is in. There is no way you can cram before some exams for just 2 days and expect to pass. Good luck trying that in infectious disease or cardio. In the end though unless you plan on doing residency or furthering your education GPA isn't a massive deal.
     
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    I crammed on every test the day before and still ended up with 3.4 Looks like u have a long way to go :))
     
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    Ooooooo you sensitive.

    But I still get summer breaks, spring breaks, and winter breaks sucka.

    Oh, did I mention Thanksgiving?
     
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    Did you forget about the part where I said Top 10 school? Plus my cramming is pretty chill. I'm not going adderall cramming here.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm doing now.
     
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    Top 10 according to who?? Besides 2.8 is a pathetic gpa even if you get it by studying only day before instead of 2. .. and adderall is for sissies!!!
     
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    Nice try, but anyone in this profession with half a brain knows that all the schools teach exactly the same thing. If you want to tell yourself differently to appease yourself of your own mediocrity then go for it.

    At least everyone gets to point and laugh for a few minutes :thumbup:
     
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    dude - I am 99% this is a troll - if not - just a effing tool

    1. who cares what a top 1- school is, I precept at a top 2 school and 50% of them embarass me
    2. 2.8? woo hoo - I will be one to say I don't thing GPA is all that, but seriously? in my crappy 45 ranked school that would not let you advance to the professional program
    3. whatever- why am I wasting my time writing this?
     
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    Why would I be trolling? There's a guy like me at every school. But I'm doing it at the top level with minimalist effort. What say you?


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    Trolling includes making ridiculous statements in order to provoke a response. See simplistic example above.
     
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    I have to agree with the others, I crammed a day before every test, and was Rho Chi & Cum Laude & blah, blah, blah. It certainly can be done (although I will say in addition to my cramming, I attended every class and extra study session offered by the professor, so I was completely cold for my cramming.)

    2.8 is low for a professional program, but its passing, and ultimately that is all that counts.
     
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    You people have no idea. By maintaining this 2.8, I'll be golden. When rotations hit, I'll be over 3 with barely any studying.
     
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    As a warning to anyone in the future that comes across this thread: Grades do not typically go up during pharmacy school. The material gets harder. The teachers know less about teaching. Grades trend downward. Do not start as a freshman with a C and think you'll have an A in classes P3. It certainly has happened, but is atypical.

    But, I'm sure you're the exception. Early congrats on your 4.0 next semester.
     
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    I'll be doing just like you in top 200 pharmacy schools (if I continue on pharmacy path)
     
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    yup I studied less than you and carried a 4.0 until my last semester - but guess what? if you are lucky you will be working for me - oh wait, you will never get a job at my institution (or probably any hospital b/c those grades will not get you a residency) and you can go wallow in the cesspool that is retail
     
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    Top 200? That would mean there are about 4 pharmacy schools in every state. Lets go off topic and talk about saturation. Any takers?
     
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    sure - lets keep beating the crap out of the dead horse
     
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    Hah! Let me chime in on the whole C's attitude. Yes, you'll earn the same degree. Just make sure you walk away with some basic concepts. For $*%&'s sake, at least have creatinine clearance under your belt. Also, you'll probably find yourself investing a lot more time "cramming" for the NAPLEX when the time comes. Every failed attempt sets you back 90 days. At the current market pharmacist salary, that's about what? ~$20.75 x 90 days. At least you've also got the whole passive aggressive attitude nailed down. Women love a passive aggressive pharmacy school student. I'm sure we'll see you at the next Zucotti park "occupation."
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    Stop being so sensitive. I meant I'll have over a 3 after rotations. Oh what? Rotations are the hardest thing cause it only gets harder? I can count by 5's bro.
     
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    You went to a top 50 school. Who isn't getting a 4.0 there?
     
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    nailed it.
     
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    real school don't give grades for rotations - they are pass fail because everybody pads their stats with easy A's - FYI - 99% percentile PCAT scores

    why do I keep responding to idiots? OK you win, you will change the world - have fun getting a job
     
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    Remind me never to ask you a clinical question, I don't want to be the one that causes you to lose your license since you have no clue what you are doing and kill me.
     
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    ahhh he got banned - me so sad
     
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    Ya no drama. No fun :)
     

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