Aug 31, 2015
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5
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Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Might as well be a doctor... Do you have to residency immediately after school or can it be a few years later?
 

pharmdpharmd

5+ Year Member
Jul 6, 2012
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26
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Pharmacist
You dont have to do residency to work as a Pharmacist.. Definitely not as retail Pharmacist and probably not as a hospital Pharmacist ( although that may change in 6-8 years from now if you just starting)

You can do a residency a few years later as well, although depending on what will you be doing it may be a lot harder to get a residency spot
 

romaniangirl

5+ Year Member
Jul 19, 2014
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Houston, TX
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Pharmacy Student
There has been some talk of making a PGY1 mandatory for all newly graduated pharmacists that have "direct patient contact" starting in 2020.
 
OP
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Aug 31, 2015
34
5
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
You dont have to do residency to work as a Pharmacist.. Definitely not as retail Pharmacist and probably not as a hospital Pharmacist ( although that may change in 6-8 years from now if you just starting)

You can do a residency a few years later as well, although depending on what will you be doing it may be a lot harder to get a residency spot
ah well... I guess to do the job you want.. you gotta suffer at first
 
Aug 12, 2015
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I've precepted 3 residents in the past 3 years that have been a practicing pharmacist before going into the residency program. They all got into the program via the match and did very well.