Career Questions tagged Pharmacists

How hard is it to be Pharmacist?

I am attending college in less than a month and I'm majoring in Pharmacy. Is it hard? Is there any advice for me inorder for me to succeed. #chemistry #pharmacy #pharmacist #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals...

#experience

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Allison Hollins’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar James Chafin, Jr.’s Avatar
Active Aug 14 at 01:18 AM

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Posted by Steven A.’s Avatar Steven A.
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Allison Hollins | Experienced Pharmacy Manager/Outpatient/Customer Service Specialist/Immunizer Hi Steven,Pharmacy is a great field. It pays well, gives you ...

Which companies are the best to work for as a Pharmacist?

I am currently a pharmacy tech and I am going back to school to become a pharmacist. I am also a single mother so flexibility in schedule is important to me? Which companies offer the best benefits and salary with flexibility in schedule? #pharmacy #pharmacists #benefits #flexibility...

#singlemom

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Active Jun 12 at 03:50 PM

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Posted by Laura W.’s Avatar Laura W.
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Cristina Medina | Senior Advisor, Pharmacist Recruitment Strategist at CVS Health Hi! Pharmacy is a great profession, and being a Pharmacist allows ...

Best pre-college volunteer options for aspiring pharmacists?

What can I do to volunteer in high school if possible and what school is best for this career option? I want my application to be as strong as possible for med school, and that includes any experience I can get before applying for colleges, but I don't know where I'd start, how I can do it and...

#medicine #pharmaceuticals #pharmacists #pharmacist #pharmacy

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Scott Lamb’s Avatar Allison Hollins’s Avatar James Chafin, Jr.’s Avatar
Active May 16 at 12:03 PM

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Posted by Ruby L.’s Avatar Ruby L.
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Scott Lamb | Chemical Business Development Its great that you want to volunteer while in HS! It ...

What high school / college courses are best for people wanting to go into Pharmaceuticals?

Hello! I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on which high school and or college courses could be best for me to take if I wanted to go into a career in pharmaceuticals, as next year I begin high school and want to make my chances as high as possible for getting into a good school...

#medicine #pharmaceuticals #pharmacists #pharmacist #pharmacy

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Active May 16 at 11:56 AM

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Posted by Ruby L.’s Avatar Ruby L.
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Allison Hollins | Experienced Pharmacy Manager/Outpatient/Customer Service Specialist/Immunizer Hello,Take all the science and math classes available, especially chemistry. The ...

How do you conquer your weakest subject in school crucial to your interested majors ?

I have always struggled with Math. Since elementary until my sophomore so far, math has never clicked with me. I tried tutors. However, it just doesn't work. I need to improve in math to become a pharmacist as they require crucial ground in math and chemistry. #struggleisreal...

#pharmacists

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Active Apr 12 at 02:54 PM

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Posted by Ting G.’s Avatar Ting G.
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Chris Dodds | Cloud Architect Ting, I feel your pain. I was terrible at math in ...

How did you prepare for Pharmacy schools, especially for the PCAT test?

I am a Chemistry major student and am interested in Pharmacy schools. I would like to find out which courses you take for pre-pharmacy and how you have prepared for the PCAT. #pcat #pharmacist #pharmacy #graduate-school #professional-training...

#pharmacists

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Abdul Vaajid Rehmani’s Avatar Carole Curtis’s Avatar Vicki Tillman’s Avatar Patricia Dorch, M.S.’s Avatar
Active Nov 06 '17 at 01:06 AM

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Posted by Quynh Chau D.’s Avatar Quynh Chau D.
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Abdul Vaajid Rehmani | Pharmacist In Charge at Benzer Pharmacy Hello, Chau 1. Pre-requisites courses for pharmacy school differ with each ...

What is the best way to plan my college schedule if I want to become a pharmacist?

I am asking this because I would love to become a pharmacist. I would like to know what classes that would help prepare me the best for my future classes. #pharmaceuticals #pharmacy #pharmacist #pharmacists #medicine...

#college

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James Chafin, Jr.’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Rachelle DeCoud’s Avatar Jeffrey Swoy’s Avatar +3
Active Sep 18 '17 at 01:02 PM

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Posted by Amber H.’s Avatar Amber H.
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James Chafin, Jr. | Pharmacist at Coram CVS/specialty infusion services just take the basics required for admission. Major in something that ...

What does someone in pharmaceuticals do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmaceutical-industry #clinical-pharmacy...

#retail-pharmacy

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andy nguyen’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:55 PM

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Posted by Katia D.’s Avatar Katia D.
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andy nguyen | Unemployed as a pharmacist at not applicable With a major in pharmaceuticals, you either teach or do pharmaceutical ...

Is being a doctor fun or not?

What you love or the fun about this job? #pharmacists #medicine...

#healthcare

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Rafael Lugo, MD, FACS’s Avatar Caroline Velasquez’s Avatar
Active Feb 08 at 03:24 AM

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Posted by Kris M.’s Avatar Kris M.
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Rafael Lugo, MD, FACS | General surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital It is beyond fun. You get yo help someone every day. ...

What does a pharmacologist do?

I'm interested in entering the pharmaceutical field, specifically in research. I've heard that pharmacologists research new medicines, but I'm not sure about their specific job description. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist...

#pharmacology

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Nayeem Ahmed’s Avatar lohith suresh’s Avatar Mukesh Kamat’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:51 PM

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Posted by Katia D.’s Avatar Katia D.
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Nayeem Ahmed | Resolution Expert at Dell A pharmacologist is a scientist who conducts research experiments and tests ...

What is the difference between pharmacology and a pharmacist's degree?

I'm thinking about joining the pharmaceutical field, but I'm not sure about which specific job I should pursue. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist #pharmaceutical-industry...

#clinical-pharmacy

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:51 PM

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Posted by Katia D.’s Avatar Katia D.
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rohit kumar | Student at indian institute of aircraft engineering Pharmacy is a professional field and area of study, while pharmacology ...

What is the good path to follow to be a pharmacist?

Hello! I'm a student about to having is associated degree of science this fall. I would like to pursue a career in pharmacy. I've been told a lot but I want the advices of professional or maybe the experience of a professional. Thank you #graduate-school #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals...

#pharmacist

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Valerie Tapia’s Avatar andy nguyen’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Allen Graber’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:49 PM

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Posted by Alvin E.’s Avatar Alvin E.
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Valerie Tapia | Pharmacist To address the previous comment: To be licensed pharmacist, yes you ...

Are the golden days of pharmacy really over?

I've been interested in becoming a pharmacist for some time now, mostly based on my interest on Chemistry and help/communicating with others. However, there is a stigma forming about this career-- about how its "golden days" are over and it's not worth the effort, How accurate is this?...

#pharmacists #retail-pharmacy #pharmacy

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Mary Marz’s Avatar Bianca Nyantakyi’s Avatar
Active Feb 11 at 02:46 AM

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Posted by Israt A.’s Avatar Israt A.
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Mary Marz | Hospital & Health Care Professional I cannot imagine not needing expertise on medications in the future... ...

Which do you find better when it comes to the pharmacy world, working in a research lab or a pharmacy in a drug store/hospital?

I have been accepted into a pre-pharmacy program and I am hoping to finish school with a Pharm-D. I feel that a research lab will be better for me because I want to help in finding things like the cure to cancer or the cure to Alzheimer's and I believe that the cure is in medicine. I want to...

#pharmd #medical-research #pharmacy #medicine #laboratory #pharmacists #research #pharmacist

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London Doyoung Kim’s Avatar Bruno E. Perri, RPh, FASCP, BCGP’s Avatar Melida Alaniz’s Avatar
Active Dec 23 '17 at 11:28 AM

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Posted by Megan G.’s Avatar Megan G.
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London Doyoung Kim | Lead pharmacist at Skilled Nursing Pharmacy Megan, it doesn't always have to be one way or the ...

If you get a degree in Pharmacy, can you also conduct drug testing, manufacturing, and/or research?

I am interested in the range of things you can do with a Pharmaceutical degree, besides actually just working in a Pharmacy. #pharmacy #pharmacists...

#pharmaceuticals

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Huong Lieu’s Avatar Annie Sommerman’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:46 PM

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Posted by Hannah W.’s Avatar Hannah W.
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Huong Lieu | Pharmacist at Walgreens You can do research if you want to, you just have ...

Are you able to work towards college of pharmacy credits while in school for your bachelor's?

I am asking because I would like to be a pharmacist, and I know that there is a lot of schooling involved. I was wondering because I heard of pre-pharmacy tracks that could be done while getting your bachelor's. #college-major #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals...

#bachelors-degree

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Alicia Simpson’s Avatar Parixit Modi’s Avatar Jill Hoff’s Avatar
Active Jun 14 at 04:11 AM

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Posted by Jermaine W.’s Avatar Jermaine W.
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Alicia Simpson | Laboratory Pharmacist Manager at Richie's Specialty Pharmacy Hello! It’s awesome you know what you want to do and ...

What is the difference between a pharmacist and pharmacologist?

What types of science courses are taken? #medicine #pharmacy...

#pharmacists

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:44 PM

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Posted by Allison S.’s Avatar Allison S.
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Anup Sareen | Professional PHARMACY Pharmacy is a licensed health profession in which pharmacists provide ...

What classes should i take in high school if i want to be a pharmacist?

Im still in high school but i need to know what classes to take. #education #career-choice #higher-education #pharmacy #pharmacists #high-school-classes #smart...

#highways

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Cecile A’s Avatar Troy Golba’s Avatar Linh T. Nguyen’s Avatar David Friedman, RPh’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:44 PM

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Posted by Emily E.’s Avatar Emily E.
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Cecile A | Retired academic counselor Lots of math--up through calculus, chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology, ...

What are the main differences between a retail-pharamacist and a clinical-pharamacist?

I am interested in participating in the pharmaceutical field one day and was wondering if it would be better to work as a pharmacist in retail or clinic. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist #pharmaceutical-industry #clinical-pharmacy...

#retail-pharmacy

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London Doyoung Kim’s Avatar David Friedman, RPh’s Avatar
Active Dec 20 '17 at 08:32 AM

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Posted by Samantha L.’s Avatar Samantha L.
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London Doyoung Kim | Lead pharmacist at Skilled Nursing Pharmacy I would have to say clinical pharmacist incorporates more disease state ...

What degree should I aim for in college to become a pharmacist?

I am a senior in high school who is interested in becoming a pharmacist one day. However, I do not know where to start in terms of choosing a college degree that suits the occupation. Any suggestions and answers are welcome. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist...

#retail-pharmacy

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David Friedman, RPh’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Katherine Anderson, PharmD, CGP. FASCP’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:43 PM

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Posted by Samantha L.’s Avatar Samantha L.
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David Friedman, RPh | QUALITY-FOCUSED PHARMACIST MANAGER – Expertise in Long-Term Care ... Many universities and colleges offer a pre-pharmacy program. Also there are ...

Which career pharmacist , nurse practitioner, physician assistant , and nurse anesthetist will be high demand high pay in the future?

I'm thinking between pharmacist , nurse practitioner, physician assistant , and nurse anesthetist career options that will fit my lifestyle but I don't know which career will be in high demand . #nurse #job-search #pharmacists #job-market #choosing-a-major...

#demand-forecasting

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Rinna Heikkilä’s Avatar Diana Sprinkle’s Avatar
Active May 11 at 05:01 PM

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Posted by Krystal N.’s Avatar Krystal N.
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Rinna Heikkilä | OEM Sales First you should think exactly what kind of lifestyle will fit ...

For someone who might become a pharmacist at some point could they start off with a bachelors in biology, or do they need to have a bachelors in biochemistry or macrobiology?

I am a rising sophomore in college and I may want to become a pharmacist at some point but I am currently unsure. Should I go for a biology major or should I aim for a biochemistry or macrobiology major? #pharmacy #pharmacists...

#pharmaceuticals

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Active Dec 01 '17 at 05:29 PM

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Posted by Sharlene M.’s Avatar Sharlene M.
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Ekaterina Yuvasheva | Pharmacist at Walmart Actually, your major doesn't matter as long as you have taken ...

I'm considering going into the pharmaceutical business and I am also interested in environmental science what is the recommended pathway I should take in college?

I am a college student and I just wanted to get a better understanding of direction of I wanted to pursue something to do with the pharmaceutical business. #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals...

#pharmaceutical-industry

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:39 PM

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Posted by Sharlene M.’s Avatar Sharlene M.
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abhi Kumar | Technician at Dell Within the natural sciences, environmental science is very much a generalist ...

If I aspire to become a doctor, which country has the best facilities to study medicine for expat students?

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Nancy Hamp, MA’s Avatar Andy Strain’s Avatar
Active Feb 11 at 09:54 AM

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Posted by Rakesh S.’s Avatar Rakesh S.
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Nancy Hamp, MA | IOrganizational Leadership • Assessment and Interviewing • Educational ... Rakesh,The best facilities for expats are the best facilities for home ...

What kind of jobs can working in the lab? (any kind of the lab)

I am looking for a job that suits me. #doctor #scientist #pharmacists...

#researcher

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Julie Garcia, MSN, APRN, CNS, CCRP’s Avatar Wael Al-Rihawi’s Avatar
Active Feb 25 at 09:43 PM

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Posted by Denny Z.’s Avatar Denny Z.
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Julie Garcia, MSN, APRN, CNS, CCRP | Clinical Research Nurse There are numerous opportunities to work in a lab. You can ...

Will making a few C's hurt a student chance of getting accepted when applying to pharmacy school?

I'm in my junior year of college and I'm trying to be realistic about whether I will be competitive enough to get accepted. I would like to know if I have above a 3.0 with a few C's, would that make me less competive academically? #pharmacy...

#pharmacists

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:33 PM

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Posted by Jazmyne J.’s Avatar Jazmyne J.
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Dianna Slater | Clinical Pharmacist Focus on doing well on your core classes and the pre-requisite ...

How do I stand out more to get in a pharmacy school?

Currently, I have my associates of science/arts, and I am hoping to get my bachelor in biology in the next two years! Then my goal is to apply for Pharmacy school! I need help on how I should stand out more! #pharmacy #pharmacists...

#pharmacist

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Sarah Jelley’s Avatar Abdul Vaajid Rehmani’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:33 PM

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Posted by Tatyana S.’s Avatar Tatyana S.
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Sarah Jelley | Vice President Human Resources at BRIDGE Housing Corporation A Pharmacy degree gives you lots of options. Yes, you can ...

Are there many scholarships and grants to go to pharmacy school?

I am about to enter my junior year in college as a chemistry major, and I am unsure if I'll be able pay for the program without obtaining a huge amount of death. I have seen many scholarships opportunities for medical students, but not for pharmacy students. Are there limited competitive...

#students #admissions #pharmacists #experts

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:31 PM

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Posted by Jazmyne J.’s Avatar Jazmyne J.
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Wael Al-Rihawi | Mechanical Engineer I Automotive You are right. There are not as many. Check the links ...

Is there a minimum number of C's that I can make in the science requirements and still be competitive when applying to pharmacy school?

I am going to be a junior in college in the school year 2016-2017, and I want to be realistic of what opportunities I definitely can pursue. I am at a quality academic college and I have a couple of C's. I am very interested in this field and I plan on volunteering with a pharmacist in a few...

#admissions #pharmacists #pharmacy

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David Friedman, RPh’s Avatar Janna Afanasjeva, PharmD, BCPS’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:31 PM

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Posted by Jazmyne J.’s Avatar Jazmyne J.
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David Friedman, RPh | QUALITY-FOCUSED PHARMACIST MANAGER – Expertise in Long-Term Care ... Pharmacy school is very competitive and demanding. Pre-requisite classes are important ...

What is it really like to be a pharmacist? Is it boring? Do you feel like you're doing something rewarding? Is it worth the money?

A lot of people have told me to go into pharmacy, but I'm worried about feeling like it's a non-rewarding job, as well as messing up someone's prescription and potentially bringing them harm. - I'm a bit of a mess in science (chemistry and biology) lab classes. #medical #biology #chemistry...

#pharmacists #pharmacy

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:31 PM

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Posted by Athena P.’s Avatar Athena P.
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David Medina | IV Pharmacist at Avanti Healthcare 1st let me say, you are asking a good question. It's ...

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