Discussion in 'Pharmacy School-Specific Discussions' started by futurpharmacis, Sep 28, 2011.
Is there any way to find out if they have gotten your high school transcript or not?
Go there physically- 4th floor. Give your name and let them check for you.
emailed them. Thanks! For some weird reason, I thought they said on their website that they don't respond to emails about specific things. But they replied.
Hey guys! I have this one question and I don't know where to ask it! So I'll try here
Is it true that were be less "applicants" out of the 240 take a seat in class cause I heard the 1t4s, if they fail, they reapply again and I've heard that 30% last year (1t3s) failed med chem??? Can anyone comment on this? I just want to know my chances of getting in!!!
The failures of previous classes doesn't concern You guys, those ppl that failed will have to write a supplement exam in August for them to pass the course. Your class, 1T6 will be given out 270 acceptances, of which 240 will most likely accept and the rest will reject the offer.
New challenger approaching!
Conditionally accepted to Waterloo for 2013, so thought I'd try out for U of T as well. =)
Just wondering what the major difference is between PharmD and BSc in Pharmacy, as it relates to the real world?
...and yes, I'm familiar with: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=PharmD+vs.+BSc+Pharm
Looking for your inputs.
And in the other corner, wearing the blue trunks and black gloves...
So a friend of mine applied last week and they were number 169. Any current updates on what number we're at for the applicant pool? Do you guys think more/less people will be applying for 2012 entry?
I applied in september and I am number 36. I imagine more people will apply once exams are over, and they have the time to devote to it. Plus, you'll have the rush of applicants at the end too. I doubt there will be a shortage of applications.
Bsc pharm, you can practice anywhere in Canada. However pharmD is needed if you want to do research, academia, or higher leadership positions in pharmacy. As of 2003, a pharmD is needed for anyone who wants to work in the States.
This "new curriculum" gone by class of 2015, 16,....is supposed to give entry level pharmD...but it is still not approved by the Ministry, its been waiting approval over 2 yrs. So in the end if its not approved, u will just get Bsc-phm, and if u want to do more school, u can apply for graduate pharmD (for which u need 3.3 in pharm school every yr, and very few seats for that). So lets just hope Entry level PharmD is approved.
Thank you for the thorough reply. Much better information than I found on my own research.
Arent you guys concerned about the job market?
It's nice to see a fellow McGillian on the thread =)
If Pharm. D gets approved after 2016, will the class of 2015 and 2016 be upgraded to Pharm. D because the curriculum is basically Pharm. D?
how do u guys know how many ppl applied prior to you?? by looking at the applicant ID??
Oh, sweetness, haha. What program?
Wait...what do you mean conditional acceptance to waterloo for 2013? I thought applications were due in January.
It's a messed up drama, lol.
Long story short:
1. I applied with a missing microbiology course
2. They didn't realize I was missing microbiology and I got an offer of admission for 2012
3. They found out I was missing microbiology and took away offer
4. We discussed things and they're giving me until Sept. 2012 to pass a microbiology course for a guaranteed spot in 2013.
tl;dr: all I have to do is pass microbiology next semester and I'm already accepted for Waterloo.
I love the word microbiology (not really)
ahh makes sense. I was freaking out that I had missed a chance for early admissions or something
LOL that was the early admissions for 2012 they had last month.
Yes that is correct, the dean told us this. But lets hope it doesn't take that long to get approved.
Hope so as well
The first 3 months was straight partying heh.
my gpa was in the 3.7 neighborhood
im out of province, from BC. originally from alberta.
for 1t5 year the # of out of province applicants fell below their quota so every out of province person that was qualified offered admission got in.
either way i think we will get the D. if you really care about it that is. in fact every province in canada will soon follow suit for standardization. if your decision is about $s, i say follow the most affordable choice. but in my opinion, 4-5 years is a big chunk of your life, and you i would like to be as comfortable and happy as possible. For some people, quality of life and the city you live in plays a more important factor. After all, a pharmacist that graduated from UBC will be just as good as a pharmacist from UofT.
also, i might be mistaken, but you might end up paying a lot more in tuition for the pharm D after you get a bsc phm, depending on the program and school opposed to just doing the 4 years of bsc phm at uoft (for example).
o yea, and another obvious would be that applying for the bsc pharm D upgrade after your bsc pharm would probably be ultra competitive because there are probably way fewer seats, higher admission criteria, and even crazier brainiacs fighting for the same spots. but in juxtaposition, there is a possibility that many don't even apply into it.
In any case, I think it is a good guess to assume that theres more hoops to jump through to do the pharm D upgrade after your bsc pharm.
Anyone know what application number we are at now?
Wondering the same thing! For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about: If you look at your submitted application the applicant ID number will start with 2011???? and apparently we start at 1000.
i'm 332 and i applied the night before early bird deadline....i'm guessing it should be 400ish now?
If anyone has been accepted to this school, please let me know so you can be added to the Official Roll Call for Class of 2015/2016. Please post in the sticky thread your acceptances and the program you will be attending (if accepted to multiple schools).
Here is the link to the sticky thread:
so I take it it's 20121 + number? I just sent mine in and it's 424. Unless the 1 counts, and it would be 1424 (which would be scary O_O)
Wow, 424 just seems a bit too low, and 1424 would be too large!!! I think last year it was about 600 people, and I always thought that applicant numbers for this year would increase slightly compared to last year! I could be wrong though.
424 applicants? No complaints from me, that makes it seem like a 55% chance of acceptance if the entering class is 240-ish.
but rmb the deadline for application is jan 11.....there's still plenty of time for ppl to apply.....let's just hope the number of applicants this yr is less or similar to last yr's...
Just Applied...my number is 510 and I'm hoping it stops there
Yes, we all hope so!
And the final number is?!?!?
Good luck everyone
Does anyone know if its absolutely crucial to have the one full course load requirement? I'm in my second year but so far in both years I've taken a full course load minus a half year class. So something like 4.5 full credits both years.
I think you need one year with a 5.0 course load
Hey guys, recently joined these forums. I've applied for the U of T Pharmacy program this year. Hope to join you guys for the ride.
Although I've read through this thread, I'm obviously not as schooled as some of you guys on the admissions process. I'd like to initially share my stats and receive some feedback on where I stand.
GPA - 3.71 (85-86% average)
VA - 58
Bio - 94
RC - 45
QA - 92
Chm - 98
Composite - 91
I totally bombed VA and RC, as I sort of neglected them while studying for the PCAT. Keep in mind these are preliminary scores, and I haven't received the scores from the writing portion as of yet.
I've looked through the previous cutoffs, and even though I flunked VA & RC, I've met the cutoffs comfortably. I'm wondering if these portions will still adversely affect my application, or if they simply look at the composite as long as the cutoffs for each sections are met.
Also, I had a question regarding the pre-requisite courses needed for this program. I'm taking the 2nd year physical/inorganic chemistry requirement this semester, and have the option of making it simply a pass/fail course. Is anyone aware if this has been a problem in the past for people? I did call the Leslie Dan Faculty, and the admissions lady said it shouldn't affect my application. Still, I'm a bit nervous as the pass/fail credit means you pass if you get anything over 50. I don't know how the admissions committee will look at that, especially since this is a chemistry pre-requisite.
Thanks for the help guys! Looking forward to be a regular contributor on this thread.
did you just apply (and if so, what was your applicant #?)
hopefully the applicant pool isn't much larger than 600
I applied first week of January. My number was in the late 400s.
Don't pass fail a pre-req. They'll automatically consider it as the lowest possible grade you need to pass (50 I think, unless your school does it differently) when computing GPA averages.
I was feeling confident that I would get accepted to pharm when I applied. I'm in UofT life sci and had a 3.88 GPA and for the PCAT my marks are
But then this semester I got a 71 in chm220 which brought my GPA down to 3.82. I hated that class so much, the quantum mechanics was dreadful. I know it's still not a bad GPA but getting that low in a chem class do you think it will really affect my chances of being accepted.
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