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Pharmacy Program Attrition???

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by CaliCPhT, May 2, 2007.

  1. CaliCPhT

    CaliCPhT Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Hi. Just wondering what types of attrition is seen at other pharmacy schools around. I've seen a program that started with about 100+ students, then 64 graduated (although only 47 of those were on time, the others were from a previous year who had to repeat). Are numbers like this common at other schools? :eek:
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  3. SpirivaSunrise

    SpirivaSunrise Go Gators! Pharmacist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I think you're going to hear numbers that are all over the place...I'm getting ready to graduate and I can literally count the number of drop-outs (whether it be for personal or academic reasons) on one hand. We have about 120 in our class.
  4. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    We have 200 and we lose less than 5%
  5. patmcd

    patmcd Senior Member Pharmacist 7+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    Southern US
    At my school very few people actually drop out or fail out. If you fail a year, they just have you repeat it.
  6. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Generally, 30% attrition rate at MCPHS-Boston, according to Wiki.
    Highest rate across all pharmacy schools; whereas, about 2% rate nationwide.

    In my experience, about 10% each semester.
  7. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    At UF, there are a few that get kicked out. If you repeat a year and make another D or F anywhere along the way, you are gone. However, there are a few people who failed rotations and they are just making them up during the next year. I think they are a little more lenient during your last year.

    I'd say about 5% don't make it through and another 5% repeat a year. The class before mine was the first distance education class. Because the program was new, they lost around 40%. Most of those are graduating with my class.
  8. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl brr 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    in an igloo
    Out of 80, we had one drop out and one held back. We picked up a person or two from the class ahead so I think we're still graduating 80.
  9. golf299

    golf299 Member 7+ Year Member

    May 5, 2004
    We lose about 2-3 a semester and started with 130. This semester we may lose more since the semester before rotations is no picnic... we picked up 5 or 7 from the previous P3 class from the spring semester.
  10. junglebear


    May 3, 2007
    does anyone know the attrition rates for usp?
  11. Happyfeet29

    Happyfeet29 2+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    How about the attrition rate for Rutgers - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy?
  12. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Are you afraid of being kicked out of pharmacy school already?

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