how's your industrial pharmacy course??

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  1. iphetamine

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    I'm just curious on what your industrial pharmacy course is like, can anyone provide me with some of the course notes or curriculum? any thoughts?

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    I doubt most US pharmacy schools would even have such a course. Maybe some of the East Coast schools would, but I doubt it. It is not required by AACP (as far as I remember, at least), so it would be a once a week elective at best. And again, I don't know how many schools would even have that.
     
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    Oh, so it's not common then, like pharmacognosy?
     
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    Pharmacognosy hasn't been common in US pharmacy schools for at least the last three decades. Some schools may have electives which are somewhat related, but the only people I know here in US who had pharmacognosy as understood, say, in Germany, all graduated prior to 1973...
     
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    lol, wow.

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    Depending on a country, pharmacy education can be very different. In US, it is very much clinically oriented, and very light on sciences, with experimental sciences pretty much non-existent in pharmacy school proper (though several basic science lab courses are necessary to be accepted).

    If you are interested in understanding US pharmacy education, I suggest you check out a few different schools' websites (from different regions of the country), and also the AACP website.
     
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    I know we have a pharmacognosy elective. We also have several industrial-type electives (drug development, pharmacogenomics, etc...), but nothing required. And most of our pharmacy electives are relatively new courses (they require pharmacy electives starting with my year, c/o 2012), so I don't know how they are.
     

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