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Neuroscience and PharmD

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by triplerox, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. triplerox

    triplerox Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hey guys, i have a passion for both fields. My future goal is to be a pharmacist/researcher. But i'd like to research in the field of neuroscience. How should i accomplish this? Will joint PharmD/PhD help?
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  3. fmbzp5

    fmbzp5 7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA

    Major research into crossing the blood brain barrier is an easy connection between the two. Also the possible design of medications to heal CNS damage, clinical trials on drugs to treat neurological prblems (MS, depression, etc)
  4. danhphan80

    danhphan80 2+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    I think a Ph.D/Pharm. D sounds good. With a PH. D you can focus on the neuroscience stuff that you like
  5. Dr.Biassi

    Dr.Biassi 2+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    PharmD/MS in clinical research will do or any PharmD/MS is the best way. you only need one more year after the PharmD to get the MS but with the pharmD/PhD you need 7 years
  6. PharmEm

    PharmEm Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    I agree with the above poster, any PharmD/MS route. All I know is, that I took a Neuroscience class and it KICKED MY BUTT, I have no idea how I got a B, I would've been happy with a C! That class was harder than Organic.
  7. Leah27

    Leah27 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    New York State
    Hi! I did neuroscience undergrad, now I'm in pharmacy school. I suggest if you are still in undergrad, get involved in a lab working on drug effects on the neurological system. When you get to pharmacy school,look for a professor who is working in an area you are interested in and do a special project with him/her. Most pharmacy schools have someone who is interested in some aspect of neurology/CNS systems.

  8. pharmd4me@510

    [email protected] druggist_2_be 10+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    Bay Area
    I'm very interested in Neuro and pharmacy, particularly in researching new drugs that can stimulate the regrowth of nerve cells. Due to spinal cord injury, I'm a paraplegic, so a break thru in this area would be a miracle for me and the many people in my situation.
  9. triplerox

    triplerox Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thats what people told me too! from what i hear, neuroscience is quite intense! but its not going to stop me from pursuing it! as far as pharmd/ms go, is it going to be a difference between it and pharmd/phd? Besides the extra years of studying.

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