RAMPHARMD

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Hello, all. I was wondering if you guys could offer me your honest opinions in regards to my pre-pharmacy credentials (listed below) and what you think my chances of being accepted into a College of Pharmacy in the fall of 2009 are.

- I currently attend a community college where I have a 4.0 GPA
- I intend on transferring to Texas A&M University in the near future to obtain the pre-requisites not offered at said community college
- I am currently employed by CVS/Pharmacy where I work as a Certified Pharmacy Technician 25 to 35 hours a week
- I am an active new member of my community college's honor society, Phi Theta Kappa
- I am a peer mentor at my community college where I tutor chemistry a few hours a week
- I volunteer in the pharmacy of my local hospital approximately 10 hours every other weekend

Any and all suggestions for improving these credentials are welcomed.

Thanks!
 

Jesheekah

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You sound like you're right on track! What about taking the PCATs? Did u want to stay in state or out of state? You sound like a good candidate on paper. What about your essay writing skills? The schools want that "X" factor. Anything interesting about you? Hardships? etc.
 

laimyours

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If i had a nickel for every "what are my chances" post i'd be able to pay for 4 years of pharmacy school.
You sound like you're doing all the right things. Keep it up.
 

fenil2005

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You have great chance if you get a PCAT score between 70-90
 

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Threads merged because duplicate.

I suggest that we get one "What are my chances" thread like pre-meds, that way these posts wouldn't multiply by an hour and flood the forum.
 

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What classes have you taken already? How many credit hours? PCAT? Where are you planning to apply?
 
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RAMPHARMD

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After I complete the summer courses I have enrolled in I will have obtained 47 credit hours and will lack organic chem (both semesters), physics, microbiology, and a small handful of ultimately irrelevant electives. I plan to submit applications to SWOSU, UH, TTU, and UT. I will take the PCAT in October and I am petrified (lol).
 

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After I complete the summer courses I have enrolled in I will have obtained 47 credit hours and will lack organic chem (both semesters), physics, microbiology, and a small handful of ultimately irrelevant electives. I plan to submit applications to SWOSU, UH, TTU, and UT. I will take the PCAT in October and I am petrified (lol).
Don't be scared about the PCAT, study and you'll do fine. And you look like you're on the right track to getting into pharm school...keep it up!
 
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RAMPHARMD

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Don't be scared about the PCAT, study and you'll do fine. And you look like you're on the right track to getting into pharm school...keep it up!
Thanks for the encouragement!
 

collegegirl247

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you are doing great...just study hard for your pcats...I think if you get an 83+ you could really choose just about any school you would like
 
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Hello all. I originally typed this post over six years ago... I am now a practicing pharmacist and LOVE what I do.

There were good times, bad times, and a whole lot of studying.

But believe in yourself, and have a solid family/friend support network and you'll do just find.

God Bless,

RA Murry
 
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Hello all. I originally typed this post over six years ago... I am now a practicing pharmacist and LOVE what I do.

There were good times, bad times, and a whole lot of studying.

But believe in yourself, and have a solid family/friend support network and you'll do just find.

God Bless,

RA Murry
Makes me more confident about what I'd like to do in the future. I just sent in my application so fingers crossed!