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Don't go to this program.Quite BrightNursing
Don't go to this program. I just finished the first semester in the Accelerated BS nursing program in Manchester, NH. The program is in a tail spin and crashing. It lost all of the best faculty who left mid semester (that tells you a lot right there). I cannot recommend the program. The remaining professors are angry and are going through the motions of teaching, they show up read off 100 power point slides then leave you to your own devices to study. 25% of our class failed and most were top students at their previous schools. You have no recourse. If you are a minority expect to get even worse treatment..... open harassment by some faculty. I don;t see how this program can keep it's accreditation and doubt it will. If you are planning to go here, I would recommend looking at another program, since so many fail, most likely will take 2 years anyway, so why not take longer, learn in a better school and pay less money? I wish I had!
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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Hi, I'm a second year PharmD student atAveragePharmacy
Hi, I'm a second year PharmD student at MCPHS. I believe thus far that my education has been pretty good overall. As with any PharmD program, the material certainly picks up during the middle two years. I currently work as a pharmacy intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital, so I couldn't be more satisfied with the campus' location. If applying to PharmD, expect the first two years to be easy, but it is certainly a challenging program to complete. The courses are quite interesting, but you should be strongly motivated to enter the PharmD program, or any for that matter
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Maintenance: A+, Extracurricular Activities: B-
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Our class started with 152 students.Quite BrightPharmacy
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.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2006
Perceived Campus Safety: C, Innovation: F
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