SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi all, I'm about to graduate with PharmD degree. I tried to do PGY1 clinical residency but didn't match...oh well, things might happen for a reason...I did one rotation as a student at the regional poison control center and liked it lot...although my experience there were pretty much limited to didactic and presenting patient cases, never touched the phone or talked to patients live. The same poison control center where I did my rotation just opened up a position for Poison info specialist (SPI), and I've been wanting to apply right after I know I'm unmatched for the residency ... just wasn't sure much about the paid and the chance for me to continue to move up higher with clinical skills. All I heard from people so far is it can be very minimal compared to other staff PharmD doing inpatient, probably even 1/2 salary compared to retail. Anyway, my ultimate goal is becoming an ER Clinical pharmacist with strong Tox background. I just don't know working a few years as a SPI will help me to get there. Also, I'd like to teach students, more specifically precepting pharmacy students. When I rotated through the Center, I was supervised by MDs mostly and they're not quite familiar with the work/curriculum of pharmacy school. My ideal dream job is a mix of academic/clinical with strong toxicology...i just don't know how to reach that goal.... I think I may get more insights in this forum than the general pharmacy forum. Thanks!