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Pre-Pharmacy 2023 UofT

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by DeRozanPharmD2023, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. DeRozanPharmD2023

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    Good Afternoon Folks,

    I have a 3.39 cGPA. I've only done 3 semesters in university. In my first 2 two semesters I had a 3.94 GPA.

    Basically I have a few more courses I need like ORGO 1 and 2 as well as thermodynamics so that I can apply to pharmacy school. I'm hoping to get into Leslie Dan.

    Just wondering how realistic is it if I do decently in the rest of my prerequisites as well as the PCAT that I'll be accepted? My cGPA will probably be 3.5+, or even higher if I put my head down and grind. As well I don't have much volunteer experience but I do have quite of bit of experience working in the trades and security for the government and private oil companies.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Jackie Moon

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    you can get an interview with a 3.5+, i would try and get it up to a 3.7 to be competitive although I know of some people who have had a cGPA below 3.5 and get accepted. And volunteering doesn't matter too much for UofT
     
  3. BC_89

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    No one told you about the lower tier gpa bandwagon that’s taken Pharmacy by storm. You absolutely no way need a 3.5 to be considered competitive.

    If it has nothing to do with sub-specialty pharmacy (if it can be called that) stop with the idea of shadowing. You need to “work” as a technician in outpatient. Pay a fee to your state capital and get fingerprinted and there you go: you have state licensure.

    That working is for “you” to know with strong certainty that pharmacy is for you. Don’t you dare go into a career goal blindly. Especially with pharmacy - current - situation.
     
  4. Sincerely Sapphire

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    On a lighter note... I agree your GPA is beautiful. Nowadays getting into pharamcy school isn't the hardest thing in the world. I would say that having some sort of experience like shadowing a few times, or working as a cashier in an independent pharmacy is a good idea. And that's really Just so you have something to say in your interviews about pharmacy. Because anything that you see at the pre-pharm level wont have anything on how much you actually begin to learn about the different areas of pharmacy, once you're actually in pharmacy school.

    If you want the name of some pharmacy student youtubers that I find helpful, let me know. I'll give you some specific names.
     
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  5. qpwoeiruty123

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    Don't do pharmacy prepharms... Im telling you $35 is the norm now and likely will get lower by the time you graduate. Don't forget your debt!
     
  6. Doktor_dud3

    Doktor_dud3 CPhT, Pre-Pharmacy

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    I find that very hard to believe.
     
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  7. qpwoeiruty123

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    OMG...if you're not in the job market, you have NO IDEA what the situation really is like since you're just a pre-pharm. Its time for me to pop your little bubble to tell you it really is $35 an hour.
     
  8. Doktor_dud3

    Doktor_dud3 CPhT, Pre-Pharmacy

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    I know several newer grads making high 50's and low 60's. I'm a tech, I've worked with a couple of them. Anyone taking $35 an hour needs to lose their attachment to their current location and move elsewhere. You can't seriously believe that $35/hour is the new norm. I can understand dissuading people to an extent, but that's just an outright fabrication.
     
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  9. qpwoeiruty123

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    Honey, we're talking about University of Toronto, not University of Texas...
     
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  10. Doktor_dud3

    Doktor_dud3 CPhT, Pre-Pharmacy

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    Ah, I had no idea we were talking about Canadian rates. Mea Culpa. Yeah up there I could see $35. I apologize. Sometimes I forget there are pharmacists outside the US on this board, haha.
     
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