Welcome to our pharmacy admissions blog!
To begin with, it would only be appropriate to say thank you to the inspiration for setting up this blog provided by Joel Gonzales’ University of California San Francisco blog entitled Reports from the Pharm. His outstanding presentation during the Admissions Workshop (AACP Annual Meeting July 14, Kissimmee, Fla) provided the catalyst for our site. Thanks again Joel, and great job!
Gaining admission to a professional degree program like pharmacy can seem like a very mysterious process. A long and arduous journey down a brick road filled with arbitrary requirements and difficult obstacles. Even with published criteria, it can sometimes feel like there are many aspects of the process that are out of the control of the candidate. As we respond to questions from applicants, and read through the forums on http://www.studentdoctor.net, it is clear that many candidates are looking for the secret “X-factor” that we are measuring that will determine ultimate admission.
The purpose of this blog is to help to pull back the curtain. All along, the scarecrow had the brains, the tin man had the heart and the lion had the courage. The purpose of this blog is to help applicants better understand that they control the variables that ultimately can lead to the successful pursuit of becoming a pharmacist. There is no mysterious X-factor.
We hope you’ll take the time to follow our blog and submit your comments and questions to us.