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Questions Regarding Admittance Into Pharmacy Colleges

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Weakerthan, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Weakerthan

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    I was homeschooled, and am currently attending my first semester at Tulsa Community College. I plan to have all of my prereqs finished by the fall semester of 2010. Outside of having a high GPA and high score on the PCAT, what else should I do to better my chances to be accepted into a pharmacy college?
     
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  3. ValeRx

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    Volunteer and get some pharmacy experience.
     
  4. Weakerthan

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    How exactly do you go along the process of volunteering at a hospital or pharmacy? And outside of being a pharmacy tech, does shadowing count as experience?
     
  5. ValeRx

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    It can. You could call a local pharmacy or hospital and ask for their voluntary service department if they have one.
     
  6. PharmHopeful08

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    I was accepted with absolutely zero pharmacy experience, however, I had extensive research experience. Although it would be difficult to find within a community college, look around in area colleges and universities for undergraduate research programs. There are always faculty members working on projects looking to bring on students. Good luck!
     
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    Get to know some professors so you can get strong LORs. You can work on your writing and interview skills also if you think you need improvement in those.
     

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