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University of Tennessee pharmacy school

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by bwebwe, May 29, 2008.

  1. bwebwe

    bwebwe Junior Member
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    Hi, can anyone give me more information about the school of pharmacy in University of Tennessee?
    1) is it a 2+4 program
    2) do I have to do pharmcas to apply for PRE-pharmacy program
    3) is it easier to get into the pharmacy school if I start with pre-pharmacy at UT first?
    4) what are the percentage of international student being accepted into the school?
    5) how do you like the school
     
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  3. Tygacil

    Tygacil Phar_MD
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    Hey there, I can fill you in on some of the details. 1. There is no 2+4, There is the 3+1 program, which basically means 3 years of undergrad/prereqs, and after your first year of pharmacy school you get a complimentary bachelors degree, so to speak. However, UT is a competitive school and few people get accepted without having a bachelors degree. 2. You do not have to do pharmCAS for pre-pharm work. pharmCAS is only for your application to pharmacy school itself. Just make sure you have a good advisor in the pre-professional program at your college. 3. I am not sure whether it is easier to get in if you go to undergrad at UT. UTK students make up the greatest percentage, with UTMartin, and a few UTChattanooga students in there as well. I don't think that you would have an advantaged over someone who went to ETSU, TTU, or MTSU - the important component is you are a Tennessee resident as they get priority. 4. International students make up a small minority, there are probably less then 5% of a class. 5. UT is one of the best programs in my opinion, particularly for a state school. One of the major advantages is the fact you get out on rotations a semester earlier then many colleges (start your spring semester of P3 year). The faculty are very well published and renowned in their fields. Go Vols!! (so maybe I am biased, but all above are facts. hehe)
     
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  4. trying4apharmd

    trying4apharmd Sr. CPhT-pre-pharm
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    I know at least 4 people from Austin Peay State University without Bachelors degrees who got accepted for fall 2008 to UT's Pharmacy school. APSU is in Clarksville, TN and has a really good Chemistry department with a really good reputation with UT. However they do require 3 years of undergraduate work minimum and like it has already been stated most people accepted do already have a bachelors degree. Good Luck!
     
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    My cumulative GPA is 3.7 and overall is 3.4. I have no pharmacy experience and very low pcat. i have applied to university of Tennessee, Memphis. i called them and explain them what are my stats. the lady replied me that i can confidently apply. I am confuse. what are my chances?
     
  6. KidPharmD

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    What is a very low PCAT?
     
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  7. blueheron

    blueheron Chemist

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    ^this

    Their average has been in the 70s the last few years.
     
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    Seeing people with pcat scores like 10's percentile got in good schools (e.g. U of Arizona), I would venture a guess here to say low pcat these days ranging from 0 to single digit percentile ;)
     

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