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- Jun 11, 2010
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Most people seem to cold call.Hi,
I have been a retail pharmacist for about 4 years and after a long thought, I decided to try for medical school next year.
I would like to shadow a DO for the experience plus a recommendation letter for my application.
Do I just cold call local DOs around? Is is usually hard to find one to shadow? Would they not like me since I am a pharmacist?
I feel like I can be a great help since I know my ins and outs about how the pharmacy.
Do you think working as a retail pharmacist is considered as clinical experience? (my personal statement is going to be about how I have come to build many relationships with a variety of patients as a pharmacist and wants to pursue medicine to have a greater impact in the community)
I have 1500 hours of clinical rotation during my pharmacy school years and 4 years as a pharmacist. Any other EC before applying?
My cGPA is 3.3 and sGPA 3.6 (not including pharmacology, virology etc) . No MCAT score yet (hopefully at least 500+)
I know I am just slapping bunch of questions here but any advise will be appreciated.
If you know any clinicians, you can ask them if they know a DO. Start with your family doctor.