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what do pharm schools really want?!?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by meerap, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. meerap


    Mar 12, 2007
    So when applying to schools, what are they really looking for? As in.. volunteering, pharm tech job... if you dont have those, what are the chances of still getting in with a decent gpa and pcat??
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  3. lastemp

    lastemp New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    It depends on which school you're applying to. Some schools look for a well-rounded person (gpa + leadership + extra curr). Some schools weigh more on GPA than others.... it all depends.
  4. Jackanese

    Jackanese New Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Most schools are looking for the candidate that stands out the most, whether its through GPA, extracurricular, leadership, etc. Most schools get above 1500 applications (CA schools) for a class of 100-150 students. As you can imagine, most of these applicants are the same, just plain average. They all have 3.2-3.6 GPAs with <1 year pharmacy experience and several community services and volunteers here and there and lab experience. Average can get you into pharmacy school though, but not the top pharmacy schools. Just maintain averages in all acceptance criteria and do one thing that makes you super unique. Go get 'em!
  5. Dr.Biassi

    Dr.Biassi 2+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    They want a well rounded students. I mean by that students with not only good school records but the ones with different kind of experiences and who knows what they want as well as express them well.

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