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Western U IPBP 2017-18 application cycle

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by PharmDInternational, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. PharmDInternational

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    Hi,

    Has anyone applied for IPBP program at Western U for fall 2018? I am still waiting to hear back about interview invitation. The website says we should hear by the end of November. 2 more days to go. Fingers crossed!
     
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  3. lvl5a6a

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    Hi I applied for IPBP and got the interview. I paid for IA exam material and got an email with the instruction today but unfortunately couldn't find any material to download. Has anyone experienced the same thing?
     
  4. iepm20

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    Any luck accessing material?
    I haven't received instructions email yet...
     
  5. PharmDInternational

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    Got called for the interview and received the study guide. Have started studying. The material seems pretty basic so far so shouldn't be too difficult, hopefully. I am getting excited now. Hoping all will go well.
     
  6. lvl5a6a

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    Any tips how to study for the interview??
     
  7. PharmDInternational

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    The IA study guide seems to have a lot of unanswered questions. It seems like a lot of effort needs to be put to find the correct answers before one can proceed. This is very time-consuming. It would have been helpful if it was in a textbook format instead of a worksheet format. Some sections are much easier than others. Pharmacology 2 seems to be particularly difficult. I haven't yet gotten to the point of preparing for the interview. All my time is currently being used on getting through the guide.
     
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  8. lvl5a6a

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    Same here. It’s very time consuming and just realized all those unanswered questions! It’s alot to review and the time is too short.
    I think the most important thing in pharmacology is to understand mechanism of action, uses and side effects of different drugs.
     
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  9. PharmDInternational

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    It's encouraging to know that others are sailing in the same boat. I am getting nervous thinking about how long the exam is (4 hours!). I just hope it is not too difficult. I am trying to review all the material once, before revising the parts I found challenging. Pharmacokinetics is one section that will definitely need a lot more practice for calculations.
     
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  10. iepm20

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    Not long to go, good luck everyone! :)
     
  11. iepm20

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    How did everyone find it??
     
  12. PharmDInternational

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    Interviewed on March 3rd. IA exam was easier than expected. No numerical problems. Studying from the guide and a couple of books for Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry sufficed. Interview was informal, and closed-file, so was important to "market" yourself. Waiting to hear back now!
     
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    I'm still waiting to get results back from IA exam which were supposed to come out by Wednesday...anyone heard back yet?
     
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    By Wednesday?? I checked my account but no result is out yet
     
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    I thought we were supposed to hear about the IA exam results within a week too. I haven't heard back either. Hopefully we will hear something this week!
     
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    IA scores were posted today. I passed. How did everyone else do? Still waiting for the acceptance email. Hopefully it comes soon!
     
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    Who got accepted?
     
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    I got in! Excited to begin this new journey. Anyone else from this forum got in?
     
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  19. iepm20

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    Yep, accepted my offer! So relieved!
     
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  20. PharmDInternational

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    Congratulations!!
     
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    Congratulations. What IA score did you guys get?
     

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