Career Questions tagged Pharmacy

What is the hardest thing about pharmacy school?

I really want to be a pharmacist but i fear the obstacles. #college #pharmacy #pharmacist...

#hardest

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Katherine Hafner’s Avatar Mary Marz’s Avatar David Friedman, RPh’s Avatar Scott Lason’s Avatar
Active Apr 19 at 09:32 PM

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Posted by Emily E.’s Avatar Emily E.
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Katherine Hafner | Consultant Pharmacist Emily, Interesting question. The simplest answer, without being flippant is: The ...

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 ...

As a pharmacist, is dealing with the public a tedious part of your job? Will being a pharmacist put me in any danger because of the people who want their medicine?

My father has insisted that I should look into pharmacy. I'm willing to give it a shot. I worked in a pharmacy for one summer, and I realize my experience could be different from others who have also worked in a pharmacy. There was once a gunman in my pharmacy, and it really terrified me. I was...

#pharmacy

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Active Sep 20 '17 at 07:58 PM

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Posted by Julia J.’s Avatar Julia J.
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Sheila Arrington, RPh, PMP | Healthcare Leader | Operations Manager | Registered Pharmacist ... I understand your concerns, however the chance of you being in ...

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 ...

How is the career path for a pharmaceutical scientist?

I'm a rising senior in high school planning to major in pharmaceutical sciences for college. Could you give me advice on making the process of becoming a pharmaceutical scientist easier and more efficient? What additional courses should I take in college? Should I get a PhD or a Master's?...

#scientist #college #pharmacy

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Active Mar 03 at 01:30 AM

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Posted by Dilyara S.’s Avatar Dilyara S.
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Abdul Vaajid Rehmani | Pharmacist In Charge at Benzer Pharmacy If you looking to become Pharmacist you will be working toward ...

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 is the career scope in pharmaceutical industry?

i want to have my own pharmaceutical industry,is it a good option to make a career in pharmacy? #medicine #science #pharmacy #drug-development...

#drug-investigations

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Active Oct 17 at 04:27 PM

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Posted by sabiha S.’s Avatar sabiha S.
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Herman Liu | Clinical Trial Management Associate Hello Sabiha, The pharmaceutical industry is HUGE. There are many roles ...
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Dianna Slater | Clinical Pharmacist That's excellent that you are planning ahead for your future! And ...

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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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 ...

Should I go into Pharmacy or Dentistry?

Currently, I am enrolled in a community college, and hopefully, by next year, I will be done with my associates. Then I will transfer to a university to finish my biology degree, and after that I'm not sure the pros or cons of either going into the pharmacy or dentistry program? #dentistry...

#dentist #pharmacist #pharmacy

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Active Feb 10 at 04:28 AM

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Posted by Tatyana S.’s Avatar Tatyana S.
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Donna Gallucci | Clinical Pharmacist There are a few things I think are important to consider. ...

I want to go out of state for pharmacy school but I'm wondering if it's really worth the extra cost. Should I just stay in state ?

I want to know if it's worth the money...

#pharmacy

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:32 PM

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Posted by Hannah P.’s Avatar Hannah P.
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Mary Marz | Hospital & Health Care Professional This may depend to some extent on how well thought of ...

Is it possible to get into a pharmacy school after a rough start in college ?

I've struggled with depression and kinda dented my gpa. I was wondering if it was possible to get into a pharmacy school if I retook classes and did well in them and also scored well on the Pcat...

#pharmacy

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Dianna Slater’s Avatar Caroline Velasquez’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:32 PM

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Posted by Hannah P.’s Avatar Hannah P.
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Dianna Slater | Clinical Pharmacist Hello Future Pharmacists! :) Of course! And depending on the PharmD ...

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 ...

How can I work in the government with a Pharm. D. degree?

This is the degree I am pursuing and I love politics and government work! #government...

#pharmacy

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J'Shaun Mcleod’s Avatar Robert Smith’s Avatar
Active Sep 21 '17 at 04:38 AM

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Posted by Jacob C.’s Avatar Jacob C.
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J'Shaun Mcleod | Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Community, A Walgreens Specialty ... There are great opportunities to practice pharmacy in the government sector. ...

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 ...

Will pharmacists get prescribing rights?

The prescribing rights have increased for both physician assistants and for nurses in the hospital setting. Today, pharmacists are still mostly confined to the pharmacy, and there are less pharmacists that are going from room to room and checking on patients. I believe that this will most...

#prescription #rights #pharmacy #prescribing #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare #pharmacists

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Nick Collins, MS, RN, CNS’s Avatar Bruno E. Perri, RPh, FASCP, BCGP’s Avatar
Active Sep 24 '17 at 03:38 AM

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Posted by Alexa D.’s Avatar Alexa D.
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Nick Collins, MS, RN, CNS | Critical Care & Cardiogenomic Clinical Nurse Specialist | ... This is a good question - non-pharmacist and non-MD here. First, ...

How do you think the role of a pharmacist will change over the next 5 years?

I ask this question because I am currently a pharmacy student at Western New England University. The role of pharmacists has transformed over several years from that of a dispenser of medications to a vital health care team member that protects and promotes public health by educating and...

#pharmacy-operations #pharmacist #pharmacy

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Active Dec 05 at 08:40 PM

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Posted by Alexa D.’s Avatar Alexa D.
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Julie Hamra | Director Global Vaccines Public Affairs at Pfizer I see momentum for pharmacists playing a more prominent role in ...

Will being a certified pharmacy technician help me know if i would do well in pharmacy school?

I am currently in school to be a pharmacy tech and I'm trying to decide if I want to go to pharmacy school #pharmacy...

#pharmacists

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London Doyoung Kim’s Avatar Sana V’s Avatar Lynn Anyaele’s Avatar
Active May 30 at 05:13 PM

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Posted by Abigail  G.’s Avatar Abigail G.
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London Doyoung Kim | Lead pharmacist at Skilled Nursing Pharmacy Can you imagine yourself counseling on medication and being a drug ...

As a chemistry major, what would be the best internships to aquire as a future pharmacist?

I am currently in school to obtain a bachelor's in chemistry. I plan on studying pharmacy in graduate school, and I would love more insight on my future endevours. #medicine #pre-med #chemistry #pharmacy...

#pharmacists

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Active Sep 20 '17 at 05:07 PM

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Posted by Emon D.’s Avatar Emon D.
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Bruno E. Perri, RPh, FASCP, BCGP | Independent Certified Geriatric Consultant Pharmacist The most widely pharmacy degree being conferred today is the Doctor ...

What are the pros and cons of working in the pharmaceutical industry?

I am trying to decide between a few different majors and I may want to be a pharmacist. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmacist...

#pharmaceutical-industry

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:28 PM

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Posted by Aubrey D.’s Avatar Aubrey D.
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James Chafin, Jr. | Pharmacist at Coram CVS/specialty infusion services With the expansion in pharmacy schools with little or no job ...

Is it a good idea to take all 8 year of college for your doctorates degree then get a job, or take the first 4 or 5 years and get a bachelors of masters then get a job?

I was told by someone that if you get a doctorates straight off the back, not many places will accept you, but if you go for your bachelors or you masters, then you'll most likely get a job faster. #pharmacy #pharmaceuticals #medicinal-chemistry...

#drug-development

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Olaolu. O. Oladejo, Ms., MBA, PharmD’s Avatar Alice Liou’s Avatar Cynthia Myers’s Avatar
Active Feb 14 at 03:27 AM

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Posted by Michael C.’s Avatar Michael C.
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Olaolu. O. Oladejo, Ms., MBA, PharmD | Pharmacist unfortunately, there is not a particular answer that will sufficient because ...

How many years of college do I need to take for pharmacy major?

I will take the pharmacy major, so I would like to know how many years of this major takes. #college #healthcare #pharmacy...

#pharmaceuticals

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Jennifer Iwegbue,  PharmD’s Avatar Huong Lieu’s Avatar James Chafin, Jr.’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:26 PM

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Posted by Jingwen S.’s Avatar Jingwen S.
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Jennifer Iwegbue, PharmD | Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens Boots Alliance Hello Jingwen, Some pharmacy schools will require at least 2 years ...

What specific skills does one need to be an oncologist?

I'm Dominica and a junior in high school. I have a passion for the medical field and I want to be an oncologist because I want to save the lives of cancer patients, and end up finding a cure for cancer. #psychology #pediatrics #pharmacy #oncology #medical...

#hospital-and-health-care

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Active Nov 09 '17 at 04:22 AM

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Posted by Dominica D.’s Avatar Dominica D.
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Angela Coffman | Nurse at PDI Surgery Center Empathy and compassion are some of the most important skills necessary! ...

What kind of activities/experience will be most crucial on an application for pharmacy school?

I want to make sure to participate in any internship/research/club activities that will be helpful for pharmacy school. #pharmacy...

#pharmaceuticals

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:24 PM

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Posted by Joanne P.’s Avatar Joanne P.
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Abdul Vaajid Rehmani | Pharmacist In Charge at Benzer Pharmacy Hello, Joanne Great question! To get accepted to a pharmacy school, ...

What are the most important qualities a pharmacist must possess to be successful and happy in their field?

I am considering going into a pharmacy related career and want to know what skills/qualities would be truly important. #health #pharmacy #hospital #pharmaceuticals...

#retail

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Jeannette Taylor’s Avatar Allison Hollins’s Avatar Mary McCoy’s Avatar
Active Dec 09 '17 at 04:32 PM

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Posted by Joanne P.’s Avatar Joanne P.
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Jeannette Taylor | Pharmacist - Walmart There are many different avenues to explore with a pharmacy degree. ...

What is the difference between a pharmacist and a pharmacist technician?

I want to know what the differences are regarding these two. Salary and work difference. #pharmacy #pharmacist...

#financial-planning

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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:44 PM

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Posted by Arielle O.’s Avatar Arielle O.
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Saira Masood | Medical Information A pharmacist is a licensed health professional who has completed a ...

What are some ways to stand out during college applications?

I'm a high school freshman, and I want to know what are some things I should get involved in. Especially, if I'm planning to major in Pharmacy. #college #pharmacy #pharmacists...

#extracurriculars

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Wael Al-Rihawi’s Avatar Peter Kwon’s Avatar
Active Aug 26 '17 at 09:09 PM

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Posted by Arielle O.’s Avatar Arielle O.
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Wael Al-Rihawi | Mechanical Engineer I Automotive Take all the courses offered in chemistry and biology in highschool. ...

For someone wanting to pursue a career in pharmacy, is it more beneficial to attend undergraduate school for two years and go straight to pharmacy school, or complete the whole undergraduate program and then go to pharmacy school?

I have wanted to become a pharmacist for as long as I could remember, it runs in the family. But back then, it was much easier to become a pharmacist and I am now wondering what the most efficient way is to reach my goal. #pharmacy #pharmacists #clinical-pharmacy...

#retail-pharmacy

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Active Sep 24 '17 at 09:30 PM

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Posted by Joelle B.’s Avatar Joelle B.
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Saira Masood | Medical Information This would depend on a few things. Firstly, certain schools have ...

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