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The Dos & Don ’ ts of Pharmacy School Admissions . Todd Worsham Campus Manager Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions 302-519-7331 Todd.Worsham@kaplan.com www.kaptest.com 1-800-KAP-TEST. Pharmacy School Admissions Trends.

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The Dos & Don’ts of

Pharmacy School Admissions

Todd Worsham

Campus Manager Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions 302-519-7331

Todd.Worsham@kaplan.com

www.kaptest.com

1-800-KAP-TEST

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Pharmacy School Admissions Trends

  • According to the data compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy:
  • 95,000 applicants for 2007
  • 11,557 new students for 2007

And that’s including…

Pharmacy Colleges adding over 3,000 seats to accommodate the growing need

Tip #1: Know the competition.

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Pharm School Admissions Timeline

Get it Ready!

PCAT

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

May

Jan

Early Decision Period

Rolling Admissions Period

PCAT is administered 9 times: July, Fall (in 2011 all fall dates were in September and January

Tip #2: Submit your application early.

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Pharmacy School Admissions Factors

PCAT Score

Undergraduate GPA

Prerequisite Coursework

Personal Profile & Statements

Presumably Admit

Application Strength

Extracurricular & Experiences

Interviews

Presumably Deny

Letters of Recommendation

Absolutely Deny

Tip #3:Control the process.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

Prerequisite Coursework

Do your research

Assume that one-size fits all

Consult your Advisor

Try to get all the answers yourself

Go by only what you have heard from other pre-health students

Call admissions

Tip #4: Get all the information.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

Personal Statement

Use past/present stories and a theme.

Write “why I want to go to pharm school”.

Showcase lessons learned from experience

Speak negatively of anyone or anything.

Write effectively and follow directions

Go at it alone.

Interviews

Consider every interview mandatory

Discount them

Schedule interviews strategically

Judge schools based on ranking alone

Become acquainted with admissions staff

Inundate admissions staff with requests

Tip #5: Distinguish yourself by showing your passion.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

Letters of Recommendation

Select professors who know you well

Worry about clout

Give recommenders content to work from

Allow your recommenders to fly blind

Ask specifically for strong, detailed letter

Write the letter yourself

Tip #6: Help your recommenders help you.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

GPA

Choose major that interests/challenges you

Choose Chem major "just because" pre-health

Squeeze out every point you can.

Game your GPA with easy classes or P/F

“Trend-up” and do well in major.

Over-estimate importance of GPA.

Tip #7: Your academic potential is measurable.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

The PCAT

  • What are most schools requiring?
  • What are most matriculates getting?
  • The sections of PCAT are:
    • verbal ability
    • quantitative ability
    • reading comprehension
    • knowledge of basic principles and concepts of biology
    • general and elementary organic chemistry

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

The PCAT

Give the test the attention/time it deserves

Consider it just an obstacle to admission

Learn critical thinking skills (and science)

Tackle the exam as a whole, all at once

Learn/practice to gain efficiency for each skill

Take test after test w/o changing behavior

Prepare with college text books

Focus on your opportunities for improvement

Understand you can do it.

Consider it just an obstacle to admission

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pharm School Admissions

The PCAT

  • What is on it?
  • 2 Writing Sections 30 minutes each
  • Verbal Ability 30 minutes/48 items (60% analogies)
  • Biology 30 minutes/48 items (60% Gen Bio)
  • Chemistry 30 minutes/48 items (60% Gen, 40% O Chem)
  • Reading Comp 50 minutes/48 items
  • Quantitative 40 minutes/48 questions (40% Precalc and Calc)
  • The PCAT is the common measuring stick.
  • Average Applicant: 50th Percentile (399.44)
  • Average Acceptant: 69th Percentile (412)

Tip #8: You can raise your PCAT score.

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The PCAT is the most important factor in your application.

Pharmacy schools are very competitive.

Small gains on the PCAT can translate into massive “leapfrogging” of other test-takers.

The PCAT is an important predictor of Pharmacy school success.

Why prep for the PCAT?

Tip #9: The PCAT matters.

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A Sample PCAT Question…

Tip #10:Kaplan can help.

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Track progress by Subject

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The Most Personalized Prep: Smart Reports

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