wingate drug question

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by mary227, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. mary227

    mary227 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    i am beginning the program at wingate this fall and was sent a letter awhile back about a drug test at the orientation... i am a little freaked out about it because about 5 months ago i was at a concert and had a small puff of some pot that a friend had brought. now i know that it's not still in my system, however i have terrified myself with thoughts of hair folicle tests and spinal taps. can a student at wingate please reassure me that it is just a urine test and that i have nothing to worry about?
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Caverject

    Caverject Try Some Schnitzel!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    7,713
    Likes Received:
    19
    Wingate is right up the road from me. I turned down their acceptance letter because there was no way they were going to give me a spinal tap like they do for all their incoming students.
     
  4. RyanMaverick

    RyanMaverick Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Ah yes, the traditional indoctrination lumbar puncture. My friend a few years ago failed that and we haven't seen from him since. Word around campus is he got put in Chino for 3-5years, you should be afraid.
     
  5. mary227

    mary227 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    i must say, i am very disapointed. i found this site by accident and was happy because i really have been stressing out about this. i don't appreciate being made fun of. of course they don't give spinal taps, but it wouldn't kill you to put my mind at ease, would it?
     
  6. ethyl

    ethyl Go suck on a Zoloft.
    Pharmacist

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    21
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    It's a urine test. Don't sweat it. I asked about it during my Wingate interview... I asked the student guide not my interviewer :p
     
  7. takethou

    takethou Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    What a scrote!!!
     
  8. RyanMaverick

    RyanMaverick Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Sorry about that. I had figured you made the spinal tap comment in jest anyways. Almost all drug screening tests will be urine as its a fairly cheap dipstick test. Running follicle samples or blood tests is too invasive and MUCH too costly for a school to do for 100+ students. For the purposes of a urine sample, a small amount of pot should be out of your system long before 5+months. You've got no worries bud.
     
  9. mary227

    mary227 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    great, thanks so much to everyone. i feel much better :)
     
  10. Shmy2008

    Shmy2008 What the...?

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    WUSOP'er, class of '08 here:
    Its urine. The scariest part is that they send you to a local urgent care to do it... where the clientel and facilities are less than stellar.
     
  11. beccala33

    beccala33 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Not really on topic, but while I have all you WUSOPs here... how do you like it? I am moving to NC on friday and am starting to get really nervous. What do you think about the program. Again, sorry for being off-topic.
     
  12. Gizmo

    Gizmo ?

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    I just moved here last Friday, and it is a lot hotter and more humid than I thought it would be.

    Have a safe trip!
     
  13. Shmy2008

    Shmy2008 What the...?

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    I absolutely love WUSOP. The program is intense but the integrated curriculum is so much better than taking repetitious A&P and biochem courses.

    And yes, its HOT here... dress accordingly. There's no telling how the AC'll be behaving during orientation.

    Any questions, feel free to PM!
     
  14. pharmacazoid

    pharmacazoid Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Hey Shmy2008...I pm'd you
     
  15. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy
    Pharmacist

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    13,187
    Likes Received:
    2,566
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Don't worry, Cheech, you'll be fine.
     

Share This Page