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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by rxlea, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. iggles

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    a. Schools you are applying to
    Touro CA, western university, Pacific university oregon, Northstate, Manchester, Westcoast University
    b. Overall GPA
    2.98
    c. Math/Science GPA
    math: 2.35 sci: 2.86
    d. GPA in last one or two school years
    2.89 (junior) / 3.32 (senior)
    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite)
    none
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained
    Volunteered at Walgreens pharmacy for 200 hours. Also have PTCB certified pharm tech lisence.
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    Pharmcas will mail my app to schools next week. Supplemental materials are already sent

    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs
    2 as of now (pharmacist and inorganic chem professor). Working on getting one from my physio professor also
    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    volunteered in emergency dept of local hospital for a year
    j. Self-perception of interview skills
    decent
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality
    decent
     
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  3. kaidou1412

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    You will have some uphill battle.. I won't lie to you.
    If I were you, I would do improve GPA by retaking some courses and also get Bachelor degree at least (if you don't have one). Volunteer sounds great but may be better as working tech..

    West Coast is a new school..so you will have better chance than others..but still, go take PCAT and try other low-tier schools in other states too.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Do I have any chance at a 70 or worse school given my stats? Just curious if I have a realistic shot. Will try regardless, but want to know the "odds". Thank you.
     
  5. CanisMajoris

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    HOLA SENIORS PHARMACISTOS

    TARGET: Samford Pharmacy School.

    Okay so my GPA RIGHT NOW is 3.12, I brought it up HARD from a 2.82. I have over 2000 hours in retail pharmacy. I'm taking the PCAT this november / october.

    The reason my GPA was low is because I was previous a "comp-sci / business" major with the mind set of C's get degrees, but then I realized how much I love pharmacy and decided that patients would want the best of the best. So I changed my outlook on pharmacy pre-reqs and started to get 4.00s etc.

    Inorganic chem 1 / 2: A / A
    Calc / Stats: A / A
    Biology Anatomy and Physiology 1 / 2: A / B

    I haven't taken microbiology yet, nor the second organic chemistry (both next semester).

    WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FELLOW PHARMACY FRIENDS?
     
  6. Jibby321

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    Don't worry about coming from a CC. I went to a CC for all my courses and got into a GREAT school. Ad coms know people have different extenuating circumstances. And lets face it CC is A Lot cheaper and the same education. The Pcat will prove that if you score well. Good luck!
     
  7. soadx08

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    a. Schools you are applying to
    University of St. Joseph
    University of Connecticut
    University of Maryland
    Howard University
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    MCPHS, Worcester
    Western New England University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    St. John Fisher College
    Touro College of Pharmacy (NY)
    LECOM - Erie
    D'Youville University
    Northeastern
    Albany College of Pharmacy - Albany
    Appalachian
    b. Overall GPA: 3.06
    c. Math/Science GPA: 2.7
    d. GPA in last one or two school years: 3.0
    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite): 78 composite
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained: Work at an independent pharmacy since 2009. Work at a retail chain since 2010.
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary): Haven't submitted yet.
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs: 1 Professor, 3 Pharmacists
    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience: 100+ hours in the ER. Global Brigade member. Previous volunteering experience with my sorority during my first undergrad degree.
    j. Self-perception of interview skills: Very good
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality: It's a work in progress.

    I have a non-math/science Bachelor's degree and am completing a second Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
     
  8. calmwaters

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    Thank you for responding, and that makes me feel a lot better. Would you suggest I get some background in pharmacy as well? Such as at least getting my pharm tech certification?
     
  9. Jibby321

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    It would help. But time is not really on your side at this point. It won't hurt you if you don't have it. Alot of my classmates have 0 pharm experience. Don't worry about it. Good luck!
     
  10. Sydneyfe

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    You are good to go:) Good luck!
     
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    Two degrees really sets u apart from the rest so u are all set! Please let me know when u get an invite from MCPHS Worcester. Im preparing myself for the future interview invite...
     
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    a. Schools you are applying to
    Texas A&M Pharmacy School
    b. Overall GPA
    3.44-3.55 depending on how the few remaining classes go
    c. Math/Science GPA
    3.33-3.44 depending
    (still have Organic Chem 2 Physics 1 and Genetics and History 2 left to finish) and will have AS in Biology and Chem
    d. GPA in last one or two school years
    3.41
    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite)
    Verbal 63
    Biology 40
    Reading 41
    Quantitative 27 The whole no calculator killed me
    Chemistry 61
    Composite 45
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained
    I was a corpsman in the navy for 5 years dealing with alot of basic pharmacy and immunizations
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    by october

    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs
    1 biology professor 1 government professor 1 from my naval officer who was my boss
    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    worked with special Olympics animal rescue and involved in military humanitarian missions
    j. Self-perception of interview skills
    i think im wonderful :D
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality
    i would say pretty good



    i know the pcat score is low i just took it today and the math was killing me but the score site says a 40% composite is needed to be considered which i do meet

    so will my gpa and experience save me or at least get me the interview ?

    thank you for your time
     
  14. pharmdx92

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    Applying broadly and early will help your cause. You will most likely get a few interviews at the least with those stats. Make sure to have an excellent personal statement prepared and nail the interview.
     
  15. Wallace12

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    Quick short WAMC

    Gpa: ~2.95
    Last 2 years : ~3.5
    -I've had reconstructive knee surgery (tore everything but my PCL) and had an appendectomy before finals, different semesters thankfully, but both are early in undergrad and why my gpa is so low.
    Should I mention this in my application, and do you think it will help much?

    Pcat:July comp 50
    Chem and Bio 68
    Retaking Sept 16 and hopefully get it >80 comp, that's how I was testing on the official practice tests...

    Applying to
    University of Oklahoma (in undergrad here)
    Regis University
    U of Colorado
    Harding University
    Texas Tech

    -my dad lives in houston idk if this helps with applying to ttu

    EDIT:
    PCAT
    va- 58
    Bio-74
    rc- 75
    Quant- 85
    Chem - 99!!!!!!!!! :D
    COMP- 91!!!
     
  16. pharmdx92

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    What an improvement Wallace! I am sure you will get into your top choice for pharmacy school. Good job.
     
  17. 88888888

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    Pcat is pretty low.. Despite your GPA. I would say at least 60. You should apply to some candidate schools just in case.
     
  18. Wallace12

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    Thanks, i hope so, but right now I'm not totally sure on my top choice yet. haha I'd love to go to Colorado cause i enjoy being outside and have always enjoyed going to Colorado for camping and skiing. But i go to University of Oklahoma and going to their pharm school will be equally great. Just need to get my LORs all turned in within the next month hopefully.
     
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    Applying to:
    Touro NY
    Albany
    MCPHS
    UB
    LIU
    UCSD
    UCSF

    B.S. in Pharmacological Chemistry from UCSD
    Overall GPA: 3.2
    Math/Science GPA: 3.0

    PCAT Composite: 99 (Chem99, Bio99, Quant99, Verbal96, Reading85)

    Pharmacy experience: currently none, hoping to get some within the next year. Waiting for my pharm tech license

    Lab Research experience: 1 year as an assistant at a biology lab. 1 summer as an intern at Pfizer

    LOR: 1 professor, 1 employer, sitll need one from a pharmacist

    I'm going to wait a year before applying to get some pharmacy experience
     
  20. Xeal0007

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    a. Schools you are applying to
    Howard University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Mercer University
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Boston
    Northeastern University
    Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
    University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
    Maryland, University of
    Campbell University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Touro College (NY)
    Albany College of Pharmacy
    Pittsburgh, University of
    Temple University
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Shenandoah University
    Appalachian College of Pharmacy
    Charleston, University of

    -18 totally

    b. Overall GPA: 2.75

    c. Math/Science GPA: NOt sure haven't submitted pharmcas app yet

    d. GPA in last one or two school years: 2.66

    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite): 68 Composite, 61 Chem, 89 Bio

    f. Pharmacy experience obtained: 1+ year pharmacy tech experience

    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary): Not yet im not sure if i should send it yet. HELP!!

    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs: 4 LORs

    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience: Pre-Med society, Bio Honors Society, Volunteer at blood drives, African Student Association, etc

    j. Self-perception of interview skills: Interview skills are decent

    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality: I have been told my PS is amazing.
     
  21. pharmdx92

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    Retake PCAT and aim for 80-90 to increase your chances of getting interview invites. I am sure you are capable of nailing them if given the chance. Good luck.
     
  22. Xeal0007

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    Wont taking it over after september be too late for admission for Fall 2014?
     
  23. Jibby321

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    Depends in schools deadline. A lot aren't due untill feb or march.
     
  24. pharmdx92

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    +1.

    You are applying to 18 schools which will end up costing a boatload of money. It would be best to have the best possible stats you can achieve rather than waste that money because you are in a rush. There is a chance that you will get at least a couple interviews with your 2 stats at the moment, but I can only imagine that they won't be your top choices.
     
  25. AlPacino

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    Nothing is impossible, but it is going to be a bit of an uphill battle for you. You have great extracurriculars but I don't know if that's going to be enough to overlook the GPA. I would retake the PCAT and aim for the 80s to 90s. I would also describe in your personal statement why the low GPA. Do so briefly, and don't spend three paragraphs on it. Aside from that, make sure you have strong lors and one hell of a personal statement. Lastly, APPLY EARLY! Best of luck to you and keep us updated on the situation :thumbup:
     
  26. Xeal0007

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    thanks guys, taking it over for the second time next month. I hope this third time will be what i need
     
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  29. PharmPhiend

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    Similar situation to you CanisMajoris. I was a business major for 3 years switched to pre-pharm/chemistry, 2.8 gpa, 1 year pharmacy experience, but I got an 89 on PCAT which I think helped me to get my interview at Samford coming up on October 26. So yeah, I think you got a good shot at Samford if you hurry and get the PCAT taken
     
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  31. xueminak

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    Just submit my application!
    a. Schools you are applying to:
    Howard University
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    D'Youville College
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    University of Houston
    University of Texas
    Texas A&M Health Science Center
    University of North Texas
    b. Overall GPA:3.43
    c. Math/Science GPA:3.5
    d. GPA in last one or two school years:about 3.5
    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite):
    BIOL 99
    CHEM 99
    QA 99
    VERB 52
    READ 62
    COMPOSITE 98
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained: Have been volunteer in a outpatient pharmacy for two month now, and will continue.
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    09/19
    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs:3
    1 from pharmacist
    1 from biochem professor
    1 from my employer
    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    6 years work experience in a resturant, no other volunteer experience or orgnization due to personal reason.
    j. Self-perception of interview skills:
    not so good but will practice!
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality:
    I think is good, don't know if it is good enough to pharmacy school though, one of my friend who is great at English proofread for me.
    I am graduating this December with major in biology and minor in chemistry, I know my GPA is not that great, but I hope my PCAT score can do some good about it. So what's my chance to get in a pharmacy school in Texas? I really wanna stay in Texas! My top choice is Texas Tech, what's my chance?
     
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    You're obviously golden everywhere, just be sure to be prepared for the interview by finding what they ask typically on here they usually use the same questions. My number one puts a lot of weight on the interview the admissions director said it is what decides whether you're accepted or not if you get the interview. Maybe practice with friends who are applying or an advisor. You should be fine though, good luck!
     
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    -Bachelors of Science in Biology from Penn State
    -cGPA 3.71
    -sGPA 3.84

    PCAT:
    VA: 416/74
    Bio: 421/79
    RC: 417/81
    QA: 405/58
    Chem: 455/98
    Composite: 423/89

    4 semesters as an Economics Teaching Assistant
    Active involvement in Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
    Pep Band for PSU Basketball
    Student marshal at graduation ceremony

    Volunteerism within the Red Cross (not much, 6 hours maybe?)
    Some volunteer work with a no-kill animal shelter
    200 hours of clinical care experience in hospitals and nursing homes
    (4 hours OR observation, 6 hours phlebotomy observation including central line insertion, 1 hour bronchoscopy observation)
    8 hours shadowing a clinical pharmacist at TJU
    I've been working in a pharmacy for a long time and probably have close to 1000 hours doing that with CVS and Target
    PTCB certified
    4 month long research project involving the effects of light/water on stomatal development in cow pea plants (general biology major, haha)

    my LORs will come from:
    1 pharmacist
    1 economics professor (who I TA'd for)
    1 biology professor

    Schools I'm deciding between:
    UNC
    Ohio State
    Pittsburgh
    Maryland
    West Virginia
    Temple
    Thomas Jefferson
    Duquesne
    Wilkes

    Also interested in:
    UC- San Diego, Michigan, Washington (I'd need to take biochem for these, though)
     
  35. pharmdx92

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    Strong application overall. You will get interviews at many of your schools. As long as you do not totally butcher your interviews I am sure you will be more than fine.
     
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    In regards to your research, where in pharmcas did you mention that? I have a pretty good research topic i would like to add as well. The publication might come too late to add to my application but i'd like to at least inform them of my research. Do you think I should add shadowing of a nurse? I've followed my mom around her hospital rotations before :)...where should I add that? It isnt really an "organization".
     
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    a. Schools you are applying to
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    VCU
    University of Florida
    b. Overall GPA
    3.60
    c. Science GPA
    3.66
    d. GPA in last one or two school years
    3.5-3.6
    e. Complete PCAT scores
    VA: 66
    Bio: 57
    RC: 88
    QA: 64
    Chem: 86
    Composite: 79
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained
    Volunteer at a hospital pharmacy this past summer (~60 hrs.)
    Member of the pre-pharmacy club
    Medical mission trip to Mexico (pharmacy/medical experience)
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    Sept. 4
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs
    Director of Pharmacy at the hospital I volunteered
    General chemistry professor
    Medical mission group leader
    Swim coach
    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    4 years varsity swim team
    5 years coaching experience
    various community service events (Relay for Life, etc.)
    j. Self-perception of interview skills
    Good (communication major)
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality
    Good (communication major)

    Most worried about my biology score on the PCAT and the fact that I'll will be receiving a Bachelor's of Arts degree instead of science (I decided to get into pharmacy after completing a decent amount of credits for my communication degree, so I decided to just go the prerequisite route.)
     
  38. ciestar

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    Haha here's hoping I don't! And thanks!
    I haven't actually started any of my apps yet. I'm waiting a bit on that.
     
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    a. Schools you are applying to:
    Ohio State (undergrad here)
    Cincinnati
    Charleston
    Kentucky

    b. Overall GPA
    3.14

    c. Math/Science GPA
    math is 3.67
    science is 2.86

    Gen Chem: A,A,B-
    Organic Chem: C, B+, B, A-, B+
    Calc: A,A
    Microbio- C
    BioChem- C+
    Physiology- B+

    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite)
    Bio 69
    Chem 88
    Quant 85
    Comp 70

    f. Pharmacy experience obtained
    pharmacy tech at an independent pharmacy for a year, then a pharmacy tech at a retail pharmacy for 3.5 years (at the highest level tech I can get)

    My GPA isn't that great but I transferred from a school of 2,000 to a school of 60,000 my sophomore year. So I had a bit of a hard time adjusting. I also have a mild to moderate hearing loss and have dealt with that my whole life. Are there any schools I should apply to that would better my chance of getting in? I am graduating with a degree in biology and a minor in chem. Oh and I consistently worked 2 jobs throughout my college career. At one point I was working 3 jobs (30-40) hrs a week and going to school full time. I did this to pay for my tuition, also partly due to a low GPA.
     
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    dude... whiskey tango foxtrot? excuse my hidden language but I dont understand why you are even asking. you should apply Med school or Dental school too lol
     
  41. pharmarathoner

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    Planning to e-submit within the next week or two. Was Cornell '09 Chem/English major. Spent 4 years working in communications after graduation now wanted to touch my science roots and get back to professional school.

    a. Schools you are applying to:
    California- San Diego, University of CA 11/01/2013
    California- San Francisco, University of CA 11/01/2013
    Southern California, University of CA 11/01/2013
    Western University of the Health Sciences CA 11/01/2013
    Pacific, University of the CA 11/01/2013
    Loma Linda University CA 11/01/2013
    University of Saint Joseph CT 03/03/2014
    University of South Florida School of Pharmacy FL 12/02/2013
    Palm Beach Atlantic University FL 02/03/2014
    LECOM Bradenton School of Pharmacy FL 03/03/2014
    Florida, University of FL 03/03/2014
    Nova Southeastern University FL 01/06/2014
    Hawaii, University of at Hilo HI 02/03/2014
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences-Worcester MA 02/03/2014
    Creighton University NE 03/03/2014
    Web-Based Pathway
    Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ 03/03/2014
    Buffalo-SUNY, University at NY 02/03/2014
    Long Island University NY 12/02/2013
    Touro College (NY) NY 03/03/2014
    University of Houston TX 12/02/2013
    University of Texas TX 11/01/2013
    Texas A&M Health Science Center TX 11/01/2013
    **might cut down on this list LOL
    b. Overall GPA:3.54
    c. Math/Science GPA:3.4
    d. GPA in last one or two school years:about 3.5
    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite):
    Verbal - 437/94
    Bio - 430/89
    Reading Comp - 417/81
    Math - 423/85
    Chemistry - 443/95
    Composite - 430/94
    f. Pharmacy experience obtained: Have been volunteer in a hospital pharmacy since June 2013. Worked in Duane Reade for 2 months last year
    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    10/1

    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs:4
    1 from hospital pharmacist
    2 from recent biology profs
    1 from my employer (publicity firm owner)

    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    3 years in journalism, 1 in publicity/PR
    j. Self-perception of interview skills:
    pretty good. confident, well spoken, good command of English language
    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality:

    I am confident about my changes but not sure if schools will love that I've been working for the past few years and didn't apply right out of school. My essay is pretty strong but does mention how I want to leave journalism. I am trying to avoid saying anything negative about the industry and keeping it positive.
     
  42. pharmerjohn

    pharmerjohn Working on a Dream
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    Why so many schools? Your stats are impressive, you'll get in just about anywhere.
     
  43. Jibby321

    Jibby321 Ready or Not......
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    I would stick to instate schools for tuition sake and don't apply to private schools. You should get plenty of interviews.
     
  44. pharmarathoner

    pharmarathoner Pre-Pharmacy/Post-Bac
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    Thanks Pharmerjohn and Jibby. I guess I couldn't really decide where exactly I wanted to be geographically and looked at a lot of schools around the nation because I had a lot of time to.

    I am currently deciding where to list my residence as on my app... I live in NYC and my dad has a place in FL so I could use either of those for in-state tuition. UF appeals to me, especially the St. Pete campus since it's close to my dad's place in Sarasota but I am worried about not being "intellectually challenged" down there. I've spent the past 4 years in NYC and would probably like to leave here. The only in-state school in NY is Buffalo and I already spent 4 years in Ithaca so I don't know if I want to go through crazy winters again though the school is very strong.

    The UC's seem pretty cheap even for nonresidents. UCSD and UCSF are kind of my dream skoolz. If I could find a residence to list in CA, that could save me 8k or so a year. I just don't knowww. Probably can eliminate all the TX schools and the non-NY, non-CA, non-FL ones too. Except for Hawaii, lol, because that could be so fun.
     
  45. Jibby321

    Jibby321 Ready or Not......
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    UF is an awesome school and make the best pharmacists in Florida if not the nation. ;) I may be biased. But UF is the best. Instate tuition is not too bad either.
     
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  46. AlPacino

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    Stop bragging :hungover:
     
  47. pharmarathoner

    pharmarathoner Pre-Pharmacy/Post-Bac
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    Are all the campuses good or only the Gainesville one? I'd be down to chill on St. Pete for 4 years B)
     
  48. Jibby321

    Jibby321 Ready or Not......
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    Statistically they are all even as far as test grades and stuff like that. All campuses are in great cities with ample opportunities for resources. I attend the Orlando campus. Which is a brand new building dedicated to research and academia. We are a research 1 school which is great by itself if that's what your into. No matter what campus your at you have equal opportunity to do as any other students. On a side note all employers I have ever spoke to would hire UF grads before any other schools in florida and its good to be a gator.

    But whatever you choose I wish you the best of luck.
     
  49. Jibby321

    Jibby321 Ready or Not......
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    Id refer to it as pride. Haha.
     
  50. xueminak

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    I guess I am not that confidence because my lack of ECs, I only work in a restaurant for six years, and volunteer in outpatient for over two month and that's it. Due to personal reason I didn't have time to participate in any school organization or anything like that, I saw many applicants are present of several school organization, that makes my nervous, I don't know how much ECs count for the overall application:scared:
     
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    Hello.. hoping anyone can help me out. Feeling pretty anxious.

    a. Schools you are applying to
    URI (internal transfer applicant), SCCP, UMD, UNE

    b. Overall GPA
    3.2 (I restarted college last year, my GPA was really low from when I went to college for 1 year in 2006, hopefully they will see my new grades are better)

    c. Math/Science GPA
    Not sure how to calculate this.. probably similar to above

    d. GPA in last one or two school years
    3.7 - 3.8 (estimating.. got 2 B+ since last fall)

    e. Complete PCAT scores (or just composite)
    Verbal (443) (96)
    Biology (455) (99)
    Reading Comp (431) (94)
    Quant Abil (396) (39) :(
    Chemistry (430) (88)
    Composite (431) (95)

    f. Pharmacy experience obtained
    4+ years, full-time nationally certified

    g. Date of application submission (PharmCAS/primary and secondary)
    9/19/13 e-submit

    Additionally, the following will help us gauge your chances but are more optional:
    h. Number of LORs and source of LORs
    3 professors (O.chem, Bio II, and Anatomy), and the PIC at my pharmacy

    i. Non-pharmacy work and/or volunteer experience
    A little bit of animal shelter volunteering, but much less since I started going to school

    j. Self-perception of interview skills
    Below-average to average: I feel like I will be able to answer questions well during the interview, but I get extremely nervous in those situations, and it shows! :(

    k. Overall impression of personal statement quality
    Average to above average: I think my statement was pretty well written and effective.
     

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