PharmD/PhD: Useful or Overkill?
Thank you for all the input thus far! This thread has been really insightful - particularly because I attend a very clinically focused (vs. industry) pharmacy school. I'm enrolled in the PharmD/Translational Science PhD program and would like to work in a pharmaceutical company, but am worried that my PhD almost pigeon holes me into a position where I'm writing papers, etc. which is NOT what I want to do - I want to move up in the company, manage projects, work as a liason etc. - from your experience in industry, what is the place of a PharmD/PhD? Does it help you move up and stand apart or is it almost keeping you stuck in the lab?