Yes, I did ED, but I got the same email as you, and they also said "interviews for ED will be taking place September 29th and October 13th."I did. Haven't gotten anything ther than a "we got your application, please be patient" email.
Did you do ED? I didn't and I figured that's why I haven't gotten much.
thank you for your msg.PM'd you my PCAT scores.
I looked it up, the average composite PCAT score admitted in 2016 was 81.6% and a GPA of 3.43.
Lots of Maryland info here:
Don't worry about the experience. Two of my friends got into UMD last year with PCAT score of 85 and 92 Percentile without any pharmacy experience.thank you for your msg.
i am concerning because all my stats are about the average but i don't have any experience in pharmacy.
(just medical and dental, and research about drug development)
so I am not sure if I should retake pcat in october or not.
Do you mind sharing what school you chose over UMD/where else you applied?I did the Monday after my interview, but I ultimately declined.
Deposit was too high in comparison to others, Baltimore as a whole was kind of meh, and there was little effort at the interview to talk up the program and appeal to applicants (seemed like they had an ego about them).
what's your stats ?I applied to 9 schools overall. Declined to attend 3 interviews, have gone to 4 interviews, going to 1 in January, and waiting on 1 more to get back to me.
Of the ones I have/will interview with:
-Oregon State: accepted
-SUNY Buffallo: accepted
-UM, Baltimore: accepted
-U. of Colorado: accepted
-U. of Washington: interview 1/9
Also waiting on U. of Texas.
Of the schools I have interviewed with, Colorado is my top choice. They did a great job talking up their program and resources available to students. I also loved the campus, Denver, and appreciated the small scholarship they gave me.
However, I'm going to wait and see what happens with Washington and Texas before I commit fully.
These are good stats. I got waitlisted for most of the places i applied to...-3.50 GPA, biochem major
-87th percentile PCAT
-Certified/licensed pharm tech
-Volunteer at a free clinic pharmacy
-Work in a biology lab
-UG thesis project
-Member of student health advisory committee at my university
Oh well that is very impressive. Have my interview in jan... Kinda worried now, got waitlisted for most of the places I applied too. Have you decided where you want to go ?PCAT Comp – 84
Bio – 73
Chem – 86
Quant – 85
Reading – 82
PharmCAS GPA – 2.86 (have 5 F’s in there dragging me down, explained in my personal statement)
Pre-req GPA – 3.75-ish
My GPA for the past year (since I started back in school full time) is 3.76 over 34 credits in two semesters – definite upward trend
No college degree
7 years active military as an intelligence analyst (5 F’s were due to deploying during online classes; lost internet access and was unable to drop)
1728 hours as a retail pharm tech
8 hours shadowing at Johns Hopkins
A few hours of volunteer work with an organization that repurposes medical equipment/supplies for use in developing countries
About two years as a standby volunteer for the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps
8 hours volunteering at the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy for a POD exercise
I'm from Maryland and did a lot of my pre-reqs at a community college outside of Baltimore, but applied as an out of state student (moved to another state in May) and starting this past summer my classes have been at a 4-year state school. I'm done with my pre-reqs, but I'm spending this school year taking extra classes like pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, gross anatomy, and pathology, full time, just for my own interest.
The pharmacy I worked at is also literally down the street from UMD and I know several alum and current students, which I'm sure didn't hurt since they ask you to list people you know on the application.
Yea, I saw your post in Minnesota's group. I also have an interview at Duluth in jan, although I wanted to go to twin cities. Did you apply to UNC?Not yet; I also found out today I got into Minnesota, but not the campus I want/need. I submitted a request for them to reassign me, though, but if I don't get reassigned, I'll have to decline my acceptance there.