International Pharm D people are able to apply for licence exam in usa?

karik

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hello guys , i have confusion.
In nova south eastern college, i applied for Doctorate pharmacy program .
which is three years program but is it help to practice in USA?
i hared that international D pharmacy degree dose not mean you are eligible to get license in USA.
I do not know it is right or it is just rumor. help me with brief reference.
thanks
Karik
 

AnnaP

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You applied to Nova Int'l PharmD Program, and you don't know whether it gives you permission to work as a pharmacist in the US? :confused:

As far as I know, most states in the US allow international pharmacists to become licensed in the US once they earn a US PharmD degree, fulfill their internship hours and pass NAPLEX. You'll have to figure out though, if the state that you want to work in lets non-US citizens get a pharmacist license.
 

IrishRxMan

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It's ultimately the decision of that particular state. I don't know if you have a visa to just be here as a student or if you have applied for citizenship, but I would bet that has a lot to do with your status. I would contact the board of pharmacy for the state you are attending school and any other states you are considering working in because each one will have different rules.