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Lack of experience entering pharmacy school

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by PhatPharm2012, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. PhatPharm2012

    PhatPharm2012 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    I'm preparing to start my first year of Pharmacy school in August but i'm feeling really nervous because I have absolutely no experience in the pharmacy field. I did some volunteer work but never worked as a Pharm tech.
    Did ayone here entered pharmacy school without having any work experience in the field? How much more difficult will school be for me if I never worked in pharmacy before?
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  3. mike36

    mike36 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I had zero did not affect me at all. Of course I was not familiar with many of the drugs, but that is just memorization crap. Don't worry about it.

    Try search function...numerous threads with this topic exist.
  4. PhatPharm2012

    PhatPharm2012 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Thanks Mike36 for the response, it's good to know that the lack of experience didn't affect you. I feel a lot less nervous now, Thanks.
  5. firefighter9015

    firefighter9015 It's not THAT kind of study hour... 2+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I don't think that lack of experience going into school will hurt you. However, I have found it helpul to keep on working during school that way I am able to apply the knowledge that I have learned to some extent and not jut memorize it.
  6. njac

    njac Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    I also started pharmacy school without any pharmacy experience. Get a pharmacy job as soon as you can but I didn't find myself at a disadvantage due to it at the beginning.

    I will say that I have learned tons and tons from work and lots of things we never addressed in school. I think pharmacy work is incredibly important.

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