Mercer University Reviews of Doctorates in Pharmacy

  • 20 Reviews
  • Macon (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,722
0% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I originally applied due to the block course formatting, networking and due as expressed numerous times during the interview was their use of technology for learning. Two out of the three was a lie. They had just gotten rid of the block schedule. In addition, during COVID they mandated students to go to class and deemed the recordings were not needed, only audio will be provided for later access. The classes have also been informed audio may be removed next semester. This is an over priced school that lies and does not provide technological learning methodologies due to they are not needed. The majority of students used the videos as supplemental study materials but apparently that is not needed. Undergraduate schools offer this buy not an over priced PharmD program."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer is all about money. As a Russian educated person with multiple degrees; the curriculum was a joke. A snide comments, gossips or yelling at students was a common unprofessional practice at Mercer. I recommend State School such as UGA as it is cheaper & the school concentrates on making pharmacists to be patient, 100% error free & supportive to patients. Mercer advertises as welcoming diversity for one reason only. The foreign students don’t know what they are getting themselves into: huge debts. A profession of pharmacist is a 12 hour work day mainly as clerks customers rush & yell at & the corporates using pharmacists licenses to make money selling drugs, without providing enough technicians if at all. Pharmacists have no choices and usually become depressed & commit suicides. While I was there a lot of students ( Asians mostly) committed suicide not making it as well as the culture demands. The corporate retail pharmacy cut techs hours & I know few pharmacists losing their licenses, ended up in jail, lost homes etc. Faculty is not helpful & recently power was given to female deans that went over their heads. There is favoritism & competition. I was an older female students & I felt competition from the red headed, temperamental & downright abusive law professor to students. The disabled students are treated poorly & the school has been notoriously reported to the Department of Education. If you become a puppet & obey hideous rules, take antidepressants & you can make it. It’s very expensive for the educational value advertised. It’s not there. The only memorable person who supported & believed in student was Dr. James Bartling who recently passed away. I like the pharmaceutical calculations soft spoken professor. She took time speaking with me in the office. I looked up to her wisdom. She was real. If you desired to chose this profession I would choose hospital or specialty pharmacy. It’s less stressful, clinical & not as boring. You don’t get yelled at by customers. You deal with patients in beds. Hospitals hire enough staff to cover all the floors, train techs well to help us & hire more techs. I love compounding & got a position at a small private cancer institute & I love smaller town without city trafic & true southern hospitality away from the city. So, yes, I was short 2 classes to get in to UGA & made Atlanta my home. At the end happiness is not what your achievements are, but who you become as a person. It’s a people loving profession. Don’t do it for money. I do love the mountains & Atlanta reminds me of Russian mountains."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2019
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"This school has not prepared me for the pharmacy field in the slightest. The program is formatted horribly and the faculty are scrambling to fix it as students NAPLEX and MPJE scores continue to drop. This is a poor excuse for a college and an absolute waste of money. I am 100certain I would have taught myself all of the worthwhile information that Mercer provided if I just had read disease state guidelines and the recent Dipiro textbook. They teach you nothing more of value. Think your $15,000 a semester is being put to valuable use? Think again. Your time will be wasted on courses such as "management" and "leadership" which provide nothing of use to you as a student and instead, sacrifices crucial time for learning drug information that you actually need to know out in the field. Think you will be seated in classrooms conducive to learning, filled with teachers willing to lend a helping hand? Think again! You'll be lucky if some of the main faculty running the program don't come to your classes and scream at you like you're children and not adults worthy of respect. Yes, actual screaming by various professors, many times throughout the years. Sometimes you'll even have 30 to 45 minute lectures about how awful you are! Also, some of the teachers have clear favorites and if you are not one of those "chosen" few, good luck. My experience at Mercer has been a depressing one and I would not wish this experience upon anyone, not even my worst enemy. Mercer's main concern is not to teach you as you think a college would. It's main purpose is to earn money and keep its reputation. That's all that matters, and you'll experience that if you're a student here. Don't be fooled by what they say at their orientation or in their promotional videos. If there's one thing Mercer does right, it's advertise, just like any other money making business. I understand this review is putting the school on blast, but it's important for your mental health to know this. It's important for you, the possible student reading this. Think carefully. And if you decide to go here, plan on using antidepressants in a few years. At least you'll know all about them by the time you start taking them!"
Melissa Milfort
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2018
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer University college of Pharmacy is more than just a 4-year pharmacy program, what excited me the most about the program was the emphasis on community service in which we are required to participate in various community service events in the underserved communities of Atlanta as well as the diversity of the student body. I am a sole believer that being exposed to people that doesn't look like yourself is pivotal when entering corporate America or simply interacting with patients."
Melissa Mmilfor3
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Thus far, I have nothing but pros for my graduate program such as the networking opportunity, location, and cost."
Nisreen Shamseddine
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Graduate school is an expensive investment no matter where one chooses to go. I believe the quality of the education I received from Mercer is superior to many other Pharmacy schools, especially those in the area. The professional network I have created is one that I am sure will help me tremendously upon graduation. Of course, no school is perfect, and there have been hiccups along the way, however, I am very glad that I chose this school as the place I invest my time, money, and my future into."
Rikhav Gala
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a PhD Student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the College of Pharmacy in Mercer University, Atlanta Campus. Its a good graduate program with proper mix of course work and research. The research facility is well equipped instruments for development as well as analysis. Several faculty members over the years have got funding from NIH, major pharmaceutical companies and various funding agencies. The student community is diverse and very friendly."
Kimberly Braz Gomes
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer University's, Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD, program offers great opportunities for prospective students in various areas of research. The Atlanta campus has an immense amount of resources available to students, with an excellent faculty and student body; it is a great choice for graduate study!"
Trinh Vo
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mercer University provides this excellent program with a remarkable support from faculty."
Ashwin Parenky
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am currently a PhD student in the pharmaceutical sciences department. The PhD program is great and has very experienced faculty who are experts in their field and very student friendly. Students have an opportunity to grow professionally and in a field of their interest. The department is expanding with the purchase of state-of-the-art equipments. The campus is very peaceful and spacious. The cost of living is not too high and the department supports students by providing TA and RA :)"
Nihal Mulla
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I have been in the PhD program at Mercer University, Atlanta for more than 3 years. Mercer University has excellent faculty and fully equipped labs with latest instruments. The campus is vibrant with lots of student organizations and activities. I would highly recommend Mercer to prospective students."
Mahima Manian
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a PhD student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Mercer. Our school offers a comprehensive graduate program.The department has all the facilites required for research purposes and the faculty are totally supportive and helpful. Our student organization does a lot of fun activities as well. Mercer University offers a great work environment and the opportunity to develop your professional and social skills."
Amruta Indapurkar
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a Ph.D student at Mercer University Atlanta. Our school has a great Ph.D program. Department is technologically advanced and faculties are approachable. Mercer University Atlanta campus is very beautiful. I would highly recommend our university to prospective students. Best of luck."
Arunprasad Sivaraman
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a PhD student specializing in Pharmaceutics. The graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences has been designed to train students with different aspects of research which I consider an essential tool to meet the challenges in future whether in academia or in pharmaceutical industry. With an amicable environment, Mercer is the right institution to pursue graduate studies in pharmaceutical sciences for any prospective student."
SUCHETA D
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I am a graduate student in the PhD PROGRAM, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES in the Pharmacy School"
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Siva C
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I have recently joined Mercer and I like the kind the research happening at Mercer"
Padmanabhan Eangoor
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Professors go beyond their boundaries to see a student succeeding in his/her career. The school looks into building a student's soft skills apart from providing scientific knowledge.Suggestions from students are given a thought and brought to light.."
Joi Brown
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Mercer is a great school! The classes are very informative and the professors are great teachers as well! The university has a "family oriented" atmosphere!"
Adedapo Fagbohun
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The vital part of Mercer University's Pharmacy program is the academic competitiveness. Mercer is highly regarded nationally as one of the top pharmacy schools .The program is very tough, thorough and challenging which helps prepare the students for their career in pharmacy. The deficiency of this program is the high tuition cost with very little scholarship or financial aid to assist the students. I am constantly worried about the tremendous amount of loans with accumulating interest that I will have to pay back once I graduate."
Amanda Harman
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The pharmacy graduate program at Mercer are the quality of education and values that you will receive. The first time I stepped onto Mercer's campus, I immediately felt at home and surrounded by family. The staff is incredibly helpful and supportive and the school websites are very detailed and full of information. This grad program may be that Mercer is a private college, therefore the cost of tuition and expenses are higher than some of the competing schools. However, based on the quality of education I have discovered that Mercer is ranked as one of the top schools for pharmaceutics in the nation."