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Pharmacy 2018 Application Cycle Advice

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by pharmgoal2018, Jul 23, 2017.

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  1. pharmgoal2018

    pharmgoal2018

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    Jul 23, 2017
    Hi all,
    First of all, I want to say good luck to all who are applying this cycle and upcoming cycles. I am new to this forum and just realize my passion in pharmacy. I hope if you all could evaluate my stats and advice me to whether or not I should attend this cycle application or have wait until the next one. Like I said, I realize my dream late and hope to accomplish as much as I could from here until January 2018 for submission (too late?). Here are my stat:

    University: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (graduated in December 2015)
    cGPA: 3.393 (striving for a 3.44 since I'm going back for Fall class for 2-3 prerequisites)
    sGPA: 3.359 (I know... is bad... if everything goes well I should be able to get 3.40)
    Degrees: Biochemistry and Biological System Engineering w/ emphasis in biomedical engineering (I know... this is partly the reason for my low GPA)
    PCAT: Have not yet taken the PCAT yet. (I hope you guys could tell me what score I should aim for with 1-2 months left to study)- Currently using Kaplan prep and Dr. Collins 2017

    PCAT NOV 9 2017 Scores:
    Chemistry - 98
    Biology - 85 (I hate genetics...)
    Reading - 46 (yeah I'm not a native speaker)
    Math - 67 (I ran out of time)
    Composite - 84

    Research Experience
    Volunteer in a research lab at University of Houston (Biooptic) Summer 2017

    Volunteer:
    Observation Unit in a hospital this Summer 2017 (yeah... I just start)

    Teaching Assistant
    High level engineer course (3xx level)
    Biology I

    Reason for my low GPA in which I can address
    Take too much courses in one semester once (22 credits)
    Take too much courses in summer (13 credits)
    Take high level chemistry courses for chemistry major :( (Ochem I and II got C+)

    Got at least 3.7-3.8 GPA on all my courses last 2 years on colleges

    Again, thanks for taking your time. I hope to get pharmacy shadow and more volunteer experiences with the time I have left for this cycle. Please let me know if it is possible to apply this cycle. Here are my top 4 schools so far:

    UNMC

    Creighton (not really my ideal place to go to since the school is so expensive)

    UT Austin

    UIC

    Again Thanks Guys
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
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  3. chemistrytrash

    chemistrytrash

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    I think if you aim for a 70 comp PCAT on up you'll be fine. Your GPA really isn't that bad, you qualify for most schools.
     
  4. pharmgoal2018

    pharmgoal2018

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    Jul 23, 2017
    Hi I just updated my PCAT score. Please let me know what schools I could possibly get into. Thanks alot guys.
     
  5. Amicable Angora

    Amicable Angora Lagomorpha 5+ Year Member

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    Check your PM
     

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