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Pre-Pharmacy Student-athlete

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by chelseav1, Sep 10, 2017.

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  1. chelseav1


    Sep 10, 2017
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide some guidance or give input on what I should do. I took the PCAT Sept 8 (94 composite), have a GPA of above 3.55, and am a student-athlete at my university. With being a student-athlete, I have not been able to have an opportunity to thoroughly shadow or work as a pharmacy technician so I am lacking in the experience category. Will the lack of experience hurt my chances of being accepted to schools?

    Also, would a letter of recommendation from my coach be beneficial? I know they usually recommend professors, supervisors, etc.

    If it helps, I am planning to apply to CU-Denver, Midwestern at Glendale, Pacific Univ Oregon, and possibly a couple others that I haven't definitely decided yet.

    Thank you.
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  3. Blizzard1mage

    Blizzard1mage 5+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Don't know about those particular schools. But a good recommendation is a good recommendation. If your coach can speak to your work ethics, integrity, perseverance, etc. that's far better than a professor you've met once. It'd help to do some shadowing or work in a pharmacy - if not to demonstrate your vast experience, at least so you know what you're getting yourself into.

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