Jun 11, 2015
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So, as I move forward with my pharmacy application, I just had a few questions about some things on Pharmcas. So I currently have a 3.81 GPA, but through pharmcas, I am pretty sure this gets converted to a 4.0. I just took my PCAT in July and scored 90th percentile. Also, I have been working at a pharmacy for a little over 2 years now (still not a certified technician though). I know these stats are pretty good, but I just had a few questions on the "Extracurricular" section for Pharmcas.
  • I don't have much volunteer experience at all. If I only had 3-4 volunteer/leadership/shadowing activities on Pharmcas, would that look bad on my application? I do not know what the average amount of activities people put in the extracurricular section, so if somebody could answer that I'd appreciate it!
  • Also, would I list job shadowing at a pharmacy under the extracurricular section?
  • Am I sending out my application late? I have almost everything finished I just have to edit my personal statement and finish up the extracurricular section on pharmcas.
 
Jul 17, 2011
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Although I have no clue what the average amount of activities people put in extracurricular I had 7. Most of them were honor societies as only two of the seven were clubs.
Where to list pharmacy job shadowing- Honestly I have no idea. I would think it would be under work related experience if you can put no pay on it. I can't remember if they ask if its "volunteer" or paid. Again I am not too sure on this. I have shadowed at a pharmacy but only for 8-10 hours and didn't bother putting it on since I work in retail.
Technically you are in the early part of the cycle but I wouldn't delay too much since it's rolling admissions and they aren't kidding about trying to fill spots early in the cycle. I turned in my app at the end of July, verified 8/06 (?) and already getting interviews. Your stats beat mine as well! I have a 3.67c/3.53s gpa and 89 composite. Good luck this cycle!
 
May 26, 2015
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According to PharmCAS (I had this question as well), you can enter your shadowing experience under "work experience." The PharmCAS FAQ supports this: "Enter any paid or volunteer work experience."