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Pharmacy Program Attrition???

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

  1. CaliCPhT

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    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

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    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.
     
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    We have 200 and we lose less than 5%
     
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    At my school very few people actually drop out or fail out. If you fail a year, they just have you repeat it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    does anyone know the attrition rates for usp?
     
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    How about the attrition rate for Rutgers - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy?
     
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    Are you afraid of being kicked out of pharmacy school already?
     

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