I was wondering how often do clinical pharmacists use physical assessment in their work. I am interested in UF, NSU, and FAMU in florida and when I was checking out admissions for Nova I saw that they have a class and certificate that can be earned by completing 32 hours of lecture and lab. It says that the program entails: perform medical history, general assessment of a patient, mental status examination, vital signs on a patient, examination of the integument, perform ear exam. utilization the otoscope, perform eye exam. utilizing the ophthalmoscope, perform head, nose and throat exam.,neck exam.,thorax and lungs, cardiac exam., abdominal exam., vascular, neurological, musculoskelatal, and properly record physical exam. findings and interpret the physical assessments of other clinicians. Sorry for long post.