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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by the_labrat, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. the_labrat

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    By reading the various horror stories of applicants across the nation, I am wondering this:

    Pharmacy schools all want you to apply before a certain date, usually the year before you are supposed to get in (pre-November)....

    For those of us who are taking only 2 years of pre-requisites to try and get into the program, I understand it isnt highly reccommended you take the PCAT until after you have taken all your prerequisites, right?

    So do I go to school for a year, chance the PCAT and start getting myself into PharmCAS after that year? Or do i go to school for 2 years, take the PCAT, and then (for lack of a better word) d**k around until I'm accepted?

    Any help here would be hot. Thanks :D
     
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  3. the_labrat

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    I hadn't taken all of my pre-reqs when I took the PCAT. I still had o-chem and calculus left to take. I had taken an introductory o-chem class and calculus a long time ago. So I spent some time on my own with those topics. And I just had to make sure that everything else was really solid. I did well.

    I made sure that I time to retake the exam if I needed to.
     
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    I highly recommend taking the PCAT after one year of prereqs in order to begin pharm school as soon as your pre-reqs are done. PCAT is not that hard if you study and there is a lot of PCAT study guides out there. So I think it can be done, even with one year of prereqs only.

    Consider this, if the average pharmacist salary is 90k/year, then you are losing about $90,000 by waiting an extra year to get into pharm school.
     
  6. the_labrat

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    Thanks for the advice, which is why i opted to take out private student loans to go full time instead of part-time.

    Thanks again!
     

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