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Writing Your Personal Essay For Pharmacy School

Writing the personal essay, as part of an application for a college pharmacy, can be a daunting task for some. As compared to very objective information like grade point average or PCAT score, the personal essay can seem like a very subjective exercise with no clear beginning and no clear end. The PharmCAS application states […]

PCAT: Friend or Foe?

One of the primary sources of anxiety for pre-pharmacy candidates is the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy website, approximately two-thirds of colleges of pharmacy require the PCAT. This standardized test provides an overall comprehensive score along with sub-scores in the areas of chemistry, biology, math (quantitative […]

Alternate PCAT Dates for 2012

We received notification today that NCS Pearson is offering alternative PCAT dates for 2012 (the 2012-2013 cycle).  If you are applying for Fall 2013 entrance, BE SURE to review their announcement. This would appear to mean that they are opening an additional testing window in late October/early November just for this year (2012).  Complete information […]

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…!”

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) […]