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PCAT Review Course   NEW!

”PCAT

Dr. Putzer's Review & UNF partner to bring you a professional PCAT Preparatory Program, a comprehensive course that prepares you for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. The professors are highly trained professionals, and possess either an M.D., Ph.D. or both.

The course emphasizes critical and analytical reasoning which are a few of the primary skills tested by the exam. The course consists of months of expert PCAT teaching, including detailed strategies for analyzing PCAT questions, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test.

  • A comprehensive course that prepares you for the PCAT
  • All professors are highly trained professionals, and possess either an M.D., Ph.D. or both
  • Expert PCAT instruction, including detailed strategies for analyzing PCAT questions, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test
  • Course materials are entirely written by the instructor and are included in the course fee
  • A serious course for serious students

Our best advertisements are our satisfied and successful students

  • "I took Dr. Putzer's PCAT-prep class this and just got my scores back - 99 percentile and happy about it. Just wanted to say thank you."
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for teaching the course. I recently got my scores back and I'm proud to say I got a 95 percentile for my comprehensive. I improved immensely on my verbal ability compared to before taking your course. I have referred you to many of my friends."
  • "I received a composite of 86 percentile. I began with a 30 percentile. I would like to thank you very much for your guidance this summer. You are truly one of the best teachers I have had. Currently holding 176 credit hours this is not to be taken lightly. Your energetic lectures along with your sense of humor made the lengthy lectures painless as possible. The breadth of knowledge you possess also has the power to inspire those who wish to succeed. I would also like to add that your compassion for students in need is greatly appreciated. I hope to see you in the near future and I wish you the best."
  • "I just got my PCAT score back Friday night and received a 91 composite and I am ecstatic about that. I did very well on the Biology (92) and Chemistry (97) sections and I can definitely attribute that to your lectures. You are an excellent communicator and I wanted to thank you for getting me prepared for the exam in such a short amount of time. I am feeling more confident and collected about applying knowing that I have done well on the PCAT."
  • "I just wanted to let you know that I scored in the 90th percentile on my PCAT! If I could use one word to describe me right now, it would be THRILLED! Thank you for such a wonderful course and for sharing your knowledge and for the encouragement you gave. I am very grateful."
  • "I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am to you for the help that I received preparing for the PCAT! My experience attending your course has been both beneficial and rewarding. From the effective small classroom atmosphere to the individual interest and care given was priceless. After attending your course, I felt confident and prepared to take the PCAT and apply to pharmacy school. Your program significantly raised my PCAT score and helped me obtain my goal of being accepted to The University of Florida Pharmacy School in Gainesville, Florida. I would highly recommend the Dr. Putzer's PCAT course to any student with plans to attend pharmacy school."

The UNF Professional PCAT Course Schedule


PCAT Orientation and Free Diagnostic Exam
Wednesday, April 23 Free Information Session/Diagnostic Exam 5-9 p.m.
PCAT Review Begins
Wednesday, April 30 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 Quantitative Ability 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14 General Chemistry 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21 General Biology 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 Practice Exam 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4 General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11 General Biology 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18 Physiology 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 28 Practice Exam 1-4 p.m. (taken from your home)
Sunday, June 29 Individual Discussion Meeting 1-4 p.m.

The Professional Difference

The average score improvement after completion of the course (44th percentile to the 91st percentile).

The most effective teacher is someone who has followed the same trajectory as those whom he or she teaches, i.e., the most effective teacher of pre-professional students is someone who once was a pre-professional student, who has taken the same courses and exams, and has made it to where his or her students aim to be. The reason is simple: such a person knows intimately the level of knowledge and experience of students, because they were once sitting where they are now, and can draw upon this experience to optimize teaching strategies. Don't be misled by claims by others that it's not important whether your instructor is an M.D. or, at least, a Ph.D. in natural science. It is critically important: only such a person is adequately prepared to teach a PCAT. Insist on being taught by persons who once sat in your seats and have made it to where you want to go. Such are the persons who understand YOU and the EXAM best.

The PCAT is a difficult exam, and one should be extremely wary of claims that suggest otherwise. The best preparation for it is, quite simply, a rigorous course of study in the content according to the Pearson guidelines. This is an obvious point, but aggressive advertising to the contrary can appeal to the student who doesn't want to face reality and cause him or her to become excited that there is a short-cut. There is not. Using prep materials that are too easy is a very bad idea. We will tell you nothing less than the truth - the PCAT requires extensive and careful preparation. This is why our course is longer and more detailed than others.

The PCAT can indeed be prepared for by hard work, which can be focused and concentrated by a competent instructor. We focus here on the real thing, written by people with backgrounds like ours in the academy and in medicine, not by people who are neither academics nor doctors and don't understand the mentality of either and the types of tests they write. This test involves a demanding and extensive curriculum. It also is probably the most difficult - and important - exam you will ever take. We are as serious about it as you are. Please consider the evidence. We know what it takes to succeed in medical school admissions, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

About the Professor

Dr. Gavin Putzer M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H, has spent the last decade plus preparing aspiring pre-professional students for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test, or PCAT. Dr. Putzer is an adjunct professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He was the director of the Doctoral Health Program and a professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Georgia. Formerly, he was the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and a professor of Healthcare Management at Albany State University in Georgia.


 

PCAT Review Course $1,395.00
Dates Time Days Sessions Building
4/30/2014 - 6/29/2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM W Sa 9 UNF Herbert University Center
May 24 and June 28 are at home practice exams.
Instructor(s): Gavin Putzer

 

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