Lol, looking at their job prospects in the future, I don't think congratulations are in order. Before the pharmies start hating on me, do some real research. Over-saturation, poor hours, little respect, and big chains are just some of the problems the industry is facing. In the U.S. it's especially bad, since so many new schools keep opening up every year (I even know of one community college that managed to get a pharm school).
How does admission into pharmacy school work? Is it something you apply to after 2 years of undergrad? Not technically considered undergrad anymore?
@1: I'm not hating.. but 'true pharmies' are in it for the advantages of the profession (educating patients, making a difference in someone's life etc..) and if you worked hard for it, no matter what it is, congratulations are always in order :)@2: its a professional school. you apply after two years of undergrad.
^ You're right. But there are also plenty who do it because they think it's a nice paycheck. These people will be disappointed. Those who actually enjoy pharmacy will probably be fine.
More correct would be to sympathize with these people for not getting into med school. Ya, I said it.
Look how few fields are NOT over saturated right now. It's not an easy time to be a graduating student from the vast majority of university programs. Say what you want about them...even some of the degrees that were often seen prestigious and glamorous such as JD's/Bachelors of Law are now essentially piles of shit unless you are in the top 10% at the absolute best Canadian law schools.
^do you have a point, or you just felt like typing?
^do you have a type, or you just felt like pointing?
^point you do a have, or you just typing felt?
I've had some of same ideas as 1 before, but uw has the coop advantage and if you get a pharmacy degree, you don't have to be a pharmacist. you can work w/ pharmaceutical companies, government, etc.