Originally posted by FutureRxGal
To any of you in a 3-year program:
What is that really like? I understand that you don't get any summers off, but you must get some time off, no?
Plus you can think of it this way....it's like going to school for free. Let's just say 3 years of $25k tuition = $75k loan debt.
Get a job one year earlier than a 4 year institution = $75-90k. Pay that loan off!!
Originally posted by WVUPharm2007
That's some expensive ass tuition. I only pay like $7k/year. Where do you go?
Originally posted by jdpharmd?
7k/year for pharmacy school is the cheapest tuituion I've ever heard of. Even state schools are frequently 10k+/year. AmandaRxs and I both go to Midwestern-Glendale. It's cheaper than Midwestern-IL, UofP, Hawaii, etc. I'll admit that it's a lot of tuition, but I guess that's what loans are for.
Edit: Yeah, it's like 8k/year at WVU, but it's 21k for out of state students. 21k*4 years=84,000. 25k*3 years=75,000, plus a job an entire year earlier. So it's much cheaper for me to go to a private 3-year program than attend a public school as an out of state student.
2005pharmD said:Hey guys,
I know this an old thread; I read all the comments, but there was nothing about the load of materials that need to be covered/studied at any one time compared to a regular 4 year PharmD program. In terms of material load in each given semester, how do the accelerated 3 year programs compare to the regular 4 year programs? Do they require more studying? is the curriculum "busier"? One might think that naturally a 3 year program will be more demanding; but since they are year-round, I'm not sure if that balances it out in comparison with the 4 year programs with the summers off.
Appreciate your comments.
dgroulx said:I'm in a 4-year program, but still have to attend one summer. I end up with 2 summers off. If you subtract those 2 semesters off of my last year, then it's a 3-year program. So, the course load is going to be equivalent between the 2 programs, you just don't get the summers off to work & make money.