HellaciousD

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One of the reasons I'm interested in pharmacy is that I'm under the impression that I'll get to leave my job at work. I've heard, however, that pharmacists spend quite a bit of time doing homework to keep up on new drugs. Is this true? How much time do you spend working outside of work?
 

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Honestly, It depends on what area of pharmacy you go into and personal decisions on how up to date you want to remain.
 

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One of the reasons I'm interested in pharmacy is that I'm under the impression that I'll get to leave my job at work. I've heard, however, that pharmacists spend quite a bit of time doing homework to keep up on new drugs. Is this true? How much time do you spend working outside of work?

I do not bring any specific tasks home with me from work for my current job. I do try to keep up to date by doing CE's periodically and I enjoy reading my monthly Pharmacist's Letter, which keeps me up to speed on new pharmacy topics.

With my new job that I am about to begin, as I would like to be considered for advancement into an ambulatory position, I will be refreshing myself during some of my free time at home by reading the latest guidelines for certain chronic disease states.
 
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