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| Our class started with 152 students. We now have a class of 122,including pick ups from the previous class. The attrition rate was the first lie told to me at my interview. "We only lose a few students usually due to personal problems." |
Course work is 80% rote memorization. Memorize formulas, drug brand & generic, ammino acids, memorize enzymes, memorize all organelles of cells, subtypes, receptors, sub receptors, memorize dosing of seldom used drugs etc. If you ask faculty how you can do better, they will say "memorize my slides." Classes are huge, now down to 122 students. The class behind us is over 170 students.
One faculty member teaches a course 8 days a year times 2 hours each lecture. He told when he had to teach he cannot get any work done. (Yes the faculty does not know the difference between done & finished.)
The faculty constantly puts down and insults students. On a recent exam the highest grade was an 85 and 28 students failed. The chairman of the department said they don't belong here. They do not curve of scale grades. It is a joke to the faculty when maybe 10 or 20 percent of the students get an exam question correct. You are only allowed to review your exams for 10 minutes on your lunch hour.
Lectures consist of slide shows. Therapeutics is taught as follows, "Group 12, what is the answer to question 7? class is that correct?" You teach yourself pathiophysiolgy, disease states etc. If you have a good memory, you will be able to memorize all the drugs, brand, generic, dosing, side effects a pass the exams. For the most part the faculty will not answer questions.
MCP Worcester costs over $32,000 a year. Last year the building was closed over the weekends and at 6:30 in the evening weeknights. There was not enough money in the budget to pay the security guard. The library is inadequate, the IT computer system is about three notches below the local community college. The computer screens in the lab have never been cleaned and are full of finger prints. There are no study rooms (conference type rooms) for group study. They have classes in the library and computer lab- thus they are often unavailable.
|May 21 2005|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2006 |
| MCP would be better served as a parking lot for the fine pharmacy program at Northeastern University (I know first hand because I went to that dump). Seriously though, I attended three colleges to get my degree. A community college in NY, an undergraduate in Springfield Mass and (More Cash Please And the Headache Starts) =>MCP/AHS. I really don't know who enjoyed going to that school. Many of the 3rd and 4th year teachers have outdated notes, recycled tests and reward a memorize and regurgitate technique to learning. If it wasn't for working in the field as a student, I would have quit a long time ago. As for practical experience, Northeastern offers co-op where you work full time on a site that has something to do with your major, at MCP you graduate with classroom experience and a step behind. I actually had a preceptor tell me "You're a pretty good student, MCP students are usually nightmares." Also as far as value goes, MCP is a bit worse than Enron Stock, and real estate at the bottom of the ocean. There is very little on campus housing, NO PARKING, rude financial aid personnel and little to no satisfaction. I actually know of one dean at MCP who was dismissed because he refused to overfill classrooms for the sake of making an extra buck. When administration penalizes those who act in the best interest of the students, where do you think thier priorities are? There were some quality professors at MCP during my 5th and 6th years, fortunately for me I work with them now. Unfortunately for current students, those teachers are no longer available to you. MCP politics in an effort to protect sub-standard professors have eliminated the students ability to be exposed to three of the best cardiology, oncology and critical care pharmacy specialists in the area. It is typical for MCP to shoot themselves in the head to protect their noses. I could go on and on, hopefully other MCP alumni and students will contribute thier opinions to prevent promising students from wasting thier money and time at that shizl factory. Although it is an unscientific study, nobody I graduated or know from MCP will donate money to them, WOULD YOU????? |
|Nov 22 2004|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Do yourself a favor and go to ANY other pharmacy school! The education is substandard, and that's being kind. The stated faculty:student ratio is supposed to 14:1. In reality, it is closer to 200:1. They have people that come in for one lecture a year and count them as faculty members. During your ENTIRE pharmacy educaton, you will not be in a class of less than 250. Your elective classes will be smaller, but that's only because they can pay those instructors less. The tests are the same year after year and everyone has 5 years worth of tests to study from. If that weren't bad enough, cheating is a real problem. Honestly, I can't believe I am getting a degree from this degree mill. |
|Oct 27 2003|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2006 |