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Not Stellar but Accepted into Pharm School

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by mosco, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. mosco

    mosco Live Free or Die
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    I have a question for those who got accepted into pharm school without the stellar GPA or PCAT score. What do you think was the factor(s) that was/were instrumental into getting in? I appreciate any comments regarding my question thanks.
     
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  3. usi

    usi
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    They are pretty.
    Just kidding!! :laugh:
     
  4. ButlerPharm.D.

    ButlerPharm.D. Honor Before Glory
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    Pharmacy experience is something that can set you apart from other applicants. Also, I would consider volunteering and becoming active is some sort of community service oriented endeavor if you haven't already.
    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Poland

    Poland As strong as me
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    There are really no opportunites around here for volunteering in a pharmacy. Maybe the hospital in general, but I believe that it would be clerking rather than working. This is good advice though. For myself, I will hope that what would be by then is maybe 6 years of pharm tech certification counting for something as well.
     
  6. ndearwater

    ndearwater SDN Donor
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    Get a part time job in a pharmacy (Publix, Target, Kroger... whatever is in your area). I think having 3 years of tech experienced helped my application and my interview as well.
    Applying early was definitely key!
    LORs from the right people (Organic Chem professor with whom I had 1 and 2, a Biology teacher and a pharmacist I'd worked with for 2.5 years).
    Strong essay.
    (I got into 3 schools with a 3.0 gpa and a 86 PCAT).
     
  7. bobby1987

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    which schools did you get accepted? I am in a very similar situation except that I have 1 year of research experience and about 7 months of volunteering in a pharmacy experience?
     

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