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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by justonemoregirl, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. justonemoregirl


    Jun 4, 2008
    Hi there,

    I worked at Walgreens as a pharm tech for around 5 months but quit because the whole company was unprofessional and made me float (often to places that were far and out of my floating pool) and also only gave me a horrible schedule (midshift) all the time. They also made me transfer to stores in the middle of me working at another store all the time. So finally I quit.

    I want to know if being a Pharmacy Tech will be a huge deciding factor in getting into Pharmacy School. I am hoping to get into a school after the next two years and if I must, I will be willing to look for another pharm tech job. Thanks
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  3. fenixtnlfan

    fenixtnlfan P2 Wildcat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I never was a pharm tech and got into 4 places. You could try volunteering or shadowing to get more experience if you want. Or maybe a different company would give you a better experience. Not everyone has tech experience.
  4. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Having tech experience is definitely a plus on a pharmacy school application, however I would say that maybe just about half of our class had no tech experience when we first began. As long as you have other ECs, volunteering, etc. on your application then not having tech experience shouldn't be THAT big of a deal.
  5. PharmApp2008

    PharmApp2008 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    I think your 5 months worth of experience will be enough to help your application.

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