Taking advice for students planning careers in pharmacy is a good idea for anyone who wants to pop pills for a living.
When you’re in college, you have a choice – you can be a nerd or you can decide to be a party animal that don’t a thing until the day before the test. As a pharmacy student, you might think you have a choice, but if you want to make it through the pre-pharmacy program, you need to become a library lover. Studying for your tests, for your classes, and for any other reason which inspires you is the best way to get ahead of the volumes of information you need to know in order to be a successful pharmacist. You don’t have the choice anymore to absorb the information by osmosis. You need to actually open up your books and force feed the information into your brain again and again.
Class time is the right time to begin to ensure your undergraduate pharmacy programs or your graduate level courses are able to give you the information you need. You can’t sit at home and hope that your personal reading and lessons plans will work. Though you might study the same things, being in front of a teacher and with other students helps you to be accountable for all of the times you didn’t study. You don’t want to be the person who doesn’t have the answers, do you?
Still want to know how to ace your pharmacy classes? Ethically?
Pharmacy school isn’t for the weak, but it is for those who are willing to be slightly masochistic in their study habits.