1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

hospital job at a place that has residency

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by think, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. think

    think Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Hello all,
    I was wondering if it is possible to land a hospital position in a place that offers a pharmacy residency. Seems very unlikely to me, but just wanted your opinion.
    Thank you
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. ttopping

    ttopping UB Class of 2011
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    In short, yes it is possible. I'm doing a residency and we recently hired 2 new pharmacists right out of school. Maybe not ideal positions (night staff, and IV pharmacist), but positions nonetheless. Most likely more difficult, but it can be done if you're willing to compromise.
     
  4. think

    think Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    thank you, I guess sometimes it also depends on luck :)
     
  5. Dalteparin

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    483
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Two local hospitals with residency programs also hired new grads. In both cases, the new grad was someone who worked for that hospital as a student.
     
  6. Praziquantel86

    Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    40
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Definitely possible. Places look for different things in residency candidates versus staffers.
     
  7. PumpkinSmasher

    PumpkinSmasher Pharmacist
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    175
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Couple folks in my class got hired as staffers in hospitals who have residency programs. Both of them were interns throughout school within that hospital system.
     
  8. Ackj

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    284
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Just out of curiosity, are you at Strong? No worries if it's too personal, want to be anon, etc.
     

Share This Page