Lady Tokimi

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Just wonderin if there is residency option for pharmacists after graduation?? sorta like medical doctors??? I have heard there was and i just wanted to make sure that it was so. Thanks
 

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Lady Tokimi said:
Just wonderin if there is residency option for pharmacists after graduation?? sorta like medical doctors??? I have heard there was and i just wanted to make sure that it was so. Thanks
Yes, you can opt for a residency. Usually you would do a General Practice residency of about a year, and if you want to, you can follow that with a specialty residency. From what I've heard, most specialty residencies require a general practice residency to be completed first. So you can do one or two years of residencies, if you want to, after you get your PharmD.
 

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sorry for my ignorance...........but what is the residency for?? how does that compare with pharmacists who doesn't go for residency?
 
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DHG

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Lady Tokimi said:
sorry for my ignorance...........but what is the residency for?? how does that compare with pharmacists who doesn't go for residency?
You aren't required to do a residency, but....


Reasons you might want to do residency:
1. You are interested in gaining more experience before you officially enter the workforce
2. You want to work in a specialty field (Pediatrics, Transplant, etc)
3. You might want to do more than be a general staff pharmacist (ie-you want to work in clinical trials, or for a Pharma company)
4. You want to distinguish yourself from your PharmD collegues to get the better jobs
5. You want to be a clinical pharmacist (residencies may be required to apply)

I'm sure there are other reasons, here are just a few...someone correct me if I am wrong... I'm not a pharm student yet, this is just what I have learned so far about residencies...
 

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6. You're married, the wife still has three years until you graduate, thus you're stuck in Mo'Town until 2009 so you may as well do something to pass the time.
 
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