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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Brill, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Brill

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    In an attempt to help out some of the people that visit this forum, I was wondering if y'all could help me compile a good list of FAQ and resources for pre-pharmacy/pharmacy students. Any ideas for possible content, links, etc. please post them in here.
     
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  3. LapisLazuli

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    I would love to see links for:

    -class profiles for each pharm school (class size, GPA, etc.)

    -board pass rates for each pharm school

    -state by state info on areas of high demand for pharmacists (i actually saw a site like this once, but totally forgot where to find it)

    -maybe some links to articles/posts/blogs on what its actually like being a pharmacist
     
  4. LVPharm

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    Sure thing, Brill!

    As always, probably more than half of all questions can be resolved by searching past posts in this forum. New forum members who have questions should try this first before they post a new thread.

    A list of important pharmacy/pharmacy school links:

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy:
    http://www.aacp.org/
    -Has links to all pharmacy programs, as well as some demographic data and career resouces.

    Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS):
    http://www.pharmcas.org/

    Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT):
    http://harcourtassessment.com/haiweb/Cultures/en-US/dotCom/PCATWEB.INFO.htm

    For Fall 2003 pharmacy school statistics (GPA, application/enrollment ratio, etc.):
    http://www.aacp.org/site/tertiary.asp?TRACKID=&VID=2&CID=377&DID=6192

    For those with questions about pharmacy as a career:
    http://www.pfizercareerguides.com/pharmacy.html
    http://www.berlex.com/html/career/pharma/index.html

    U.S. Department of Labor occupational outlook for pharmacists:
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos079.htm

    For questions regarding careers in consultant/senior care pharmacy:
    http://www.ascp.com/public/pr/start/
    http://www.ascp.com/SeniorCarePharmacy/

    For pharmacy news, and some licensure and career advice:
    http://www.pharmacist.com

    For school accreditation questions:
    http://www.acpe-accredit.org/

    For questions about pharmacist shortages in pharmacy:
    The "Aggregate Demand Index" from the Pharmacy Manpower Project:
    http://www.pharmacymanpower.com/index.html
    the July 2003 NACDS Manpower Survey:
    http://www.nacdsfoundation.org/NACDSfoundation/2003/survey_results.pdf

    For a list of the top 200 prescriptions by # dispensed (for all you eager prepharms in a hurry to torture yourself):
    http://www.rxlist.com/top200.htm

    For questions about hospital/health systems residencies:
    http://www.ashp.org/rtp/index.cfm?cfid=684604&CFToken=88730137

    For questions about community pharmacy residencies:
    http://www.aphanet.org/development/compharm.html

    For questions about the National Matching Service (matching program for pharmacy practice residencies):
    http://www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/index.htm

    For questions about pharmacists in the United States Public Health Service:
    http://www.hhs.gov/pharmacy/main.html
    http://www.usphs.gov/html/pharmacist.html

    For those interested in US Army pharmacy:
    http://medicalservicecorps.amedd.army.mil/67E/AO.htm

    For general questions regarding NAPLEX and licensure:
    http://www.nabp.net/
    -There should also be links to individual state's boards of pharmacy at this site under "Who We Are" in the menu on the left side of the page

    ...for those same questions relating to California, specifically:
    http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/

    For foreign pharmacists wishing to practice in the US, here's a procedure list from the NACDS:
    http://www.nacds.org/user-assets/PDF_files/recruit.PDF

    Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (has info on the CPhT exam):
    http://www.ptcb.org/
    For additional information regarding technician certification requirements, please refer to the website belonging to your state's board of pharmacy. Many states have differing requirements needed to become employed as a tech.

    Oh, and did someone mention pharmacy blogs?! ;) I like RainDrop's blog, she seems to blog for the cathartic experience:
    http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=raindrop

    As far as posts about what it's like being a pharmacist, we have a few on this board who are current practitioners, and a few former pharmacists. Search for baggywrinkle, GravyRPH, AngryRPH, Samoa, Pilot, loo, and a few others I seem to be forgetting (no offense ;) )

    As far as school-by-school demographic data, that could either be found at AACP, at the individual school sites, or by directly contacting the school. NAPLEX scores are usually shared by individual programs, except for the former California State Board of Pharmacy Exam results which could be found somewhere through the link mentioned earlier.

    National and international associations for pharmacy professionals and students:
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    American Pharmacists Association
    American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Students of Pharmacy
    American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
    American College of Clinical Pharmacy
    National Community Pharmacists Association
    International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
    Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
    American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
    International Pharmaceutical Federation
    International Pharmaceutical Students Federation
    National Pharmacy Technician Association
    Association of Clinical Research Professionals
    International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
    American College of Clinical Pharmacology
    Drug Information Association

    Pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy-related corporate interest groups:
    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

    Pharmacy publications:
    Drug Topics
    Pharmacy Times
    PharmacyWeek
    U.S. Pharmacist
    Formulary
    Pharmacy Practice News
    Hospital Pharmacy Journal
    Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Journal
    Drug Store News
    American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP membership required for full text)
    Pharmacotherapy (Journal)




    If I can think of anything else, I'll update this list.

    Updated:
    4/22/04 Added links to USPHS and US Army pharmacy
    4/27/04 Added links to pharmacy associations
    5/1/04 Added links to pharmacy publications, corporate interest groups, and top 200 list
    5/8/04 Added link to National Matching Service
    6/30/04 Added link to AACP Fall 2003 Admissions Statistics
    7/14/04 Added link to NACDS summary of procedures for foreign pharmacy graduates seeking US licensure
    7/14/04 Added link to Pharmacy Manpower Project's "Aggregate Demand Index"
    8/15/04 Updated link to PCAT information
     
  5. I have seen a few questions about pharmacy technician certification.. possibly a link to ptcb.org or other pharm tech info websites.
     
  6. Caverject

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    Great Post! Good Job!:thumbup:
     
  7. LVPharm

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    South2006: Thanks! BTW, your entire class picture is in this month's issue of APhA-ASP's "Pharmacy Student" magazine, congratulations! You're something like "pseudo-famous" now! :laugh:
     
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    Yeah! We were also shown at the Presidential Address and the closing ceremony as well! Im the guy by the letter "Y" I also wrote that article! Whoo hoo!
     
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    bump..... :D

    LVPharm did a great job with those links.....I don't want this thread to disappear into oblivion.
     
  10. Brill

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    I've been so busy with school I completely forgot about this thread. Thanks for compiling all those links LV. I'll just sticky this.
     
  11. LVPharm

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    Please report any dead links by sending me a PM. Suggestions are welcome :D
     
  12. muimui221

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    Hi! This thread is very helpful..thanks! I was wondering if anyone has the list of the 200 fast movers that we're supposed to know. I really want to get started on them and am not sure when Dr. Baron (?) will be sending them out. Also, what exactly do we have know about them (besides purpose, generics, side-effects)? Thanks so much!
     
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    Here's a link for the top 200 for 2002. My school wants first year students to be familiar with brand & generic, therapeutic category, indications, side effects, drug interactions, mechanism of action and counseling points.
     
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    Ahh, much better list! Thanks Amanda!

    Considering that's a frequently asked question, I'm gonna add your link to my list above.
     
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    Thanks guys, the links are very helpful!
     
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    i second that!!! thanks for the links and all the time you put into them. they're very helpful. i kept seeing this thread but never really bothered to take a good look at it. i should have done that earlier :p
     
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    wow, this is great! i just joined this forum today and already i can tell that SDN is definitely a success. every1 is so friendly and supportive. once again thank u for all the great links! :clap:
     
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    For students entering their clinical years in Rx school:

    www.pubmed.org <-- resource for primary literature
    www.nejm.org <-- great articles (though you may need to hunt for the secret password residents use to have full access capabilities)
    www.medscape.com <---awesome for getting some insight into common and rare disease states and pharmacotherapy modalities (subscription is free)
    www.utdol.com <--- impressive database that provides concise, yet comprehensive information on MANY medical topics (check your respective hospitals that often have free on-site access to this resource)

    Harold DelasAlas, Pharm.D.
    UH College of Pharmacy Alumni '04
    UTMB School of Medicine '08
     

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