Originally Posted by FuturePharmD81
Hey, I'm exactly at your position now. I live in NY and ive been constantly apply for pharm tech positions at retail chains and had absolutely no luck getting the job! However, I did land a job at Walgreens as a service clerk so I just took it and hopefully I will get close to the pharmacy staff and ask them if I'm allowed to shadow. I've asked to shadow before but they said most chain stores do not allow it. However, I used to volunteer at a hospital pharmacy but they just stopped the program because it was to risky for volunteers to make mistakes
. All other hospitals have HUGE wait lists before pharmacy positions are available so I suggest you start applying NOW!! But ur best luck would be either a hospital or private shadowing
Thanks for your advice/input! If you don't mind me asking, how did you get a position to volunteer at a hospital pharmacy? The hospitals that I've volunteered at didn't even have the pharmacy dept. as an option, so I was wondering if you knew of any hospitals or anything related? Thank you again!