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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Anzalisa, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Anzalisa

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    I'm a 2nd yr undergrad and I was thinking about minoring in economics along with majoring in biochemistry. My question is how do pharmacy school's look towards people who decide to declare a minor? Would it give an upper edge, provided I do well, or is it just more a matter of preference and time? Anyone else here minor in anything?

    Thanks for any comments and/or advice!:)
     
  2. Pharm47

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    Personally I don't think minors make much of a difference. I don't have any facts to back that up. If I were you, I'd focus on your biochem, get stellar grades, and be sure to take a variety of classes outside your major. Take a look at the websites of schools you might apply to, and be sure to take any prerequisites for those programs. Common ones are econ, psych, stats, etc etc.
     
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    Doesn't matter. The important things are the prerequisites and if you're taking the PCAT... ace it. Psychology/Chemistry--preprofessinal minor. Didn't make any advantages. You just need to show you can be good at anything!!!!From science to Litterature. C's won't kill you though. But a GPA above 3.00 and a consistency in the grades through your undergrad are good things
     
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    It won't hurt you - especially if you can converse credibly about healthcare economics. If you like economics, there's a whole sub-field of pharmacy that deals with pharmaceutical outcomes research. It combines clinical expertise with the economic principles that drive markets and patient behavior. It's a PhD or fellowship after the PharmD. You may want to check it out.
     
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    Anzalisa

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    Thanks for the advice it's really helpful!!
     

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