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Non-traditional pharmD program discontiuned at some school

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by OHPharm, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. OHPharm

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    Just found out that at least couple of schools at Ohio discontinued their non-traditional PharmD program. Tried to call the schools but given no reason. Anyone have some insight to this? Demand low or any other reasons?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. bananaface

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    Moving to the main pharmacy forum for best response.
     
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    UK did the same thing. I don't know the reason, but I suspect that it is demand for it.
     
  5. RxWildcat

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    I suspect demand also. I'd assume most of the BSPharms that wanted PharmDs would have gotten them by now.
     
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    yup, I believe UNM has phased theirs out as well.

    It's been in place for over 10 years - I guess there's some "you snooze, you lose" going on there.
     
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    UIC d/c its nontrad program in 2004 because of declining enrollment. There were only 2 students in the program.
     
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    Midwestern got rid of theirs too. Enrollment was declining because most of those that wanted the PharmD have already gotten it.
     
  9. OHPharm

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    I wonder for someone who does not have Pharm D title and new to this field, it will be hard to get into hospital system?
     
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    Most hospitals hire pharmacists regardless of their title. In terms of residencies, I believe most programs do prefer a PharmD.

    Concerning "new" to this field, the BS degree was discontinued a while ago with PharmD being the standard now. This means that there shouldnt be any new pharmacists coming in with a bachelor degree. . . if that is what you mean.
     
  11. OHPharm

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    For FPGEE student, new to the us market but with BS degree, now have to compete with Pharm D students, does not necessary mean Pharm D students are more knowledgeable but the title might make the difference.

    I am doing internship at hospital, but not sure if that will be a great help...now with discontinuation of non-traditional PharmD at most of the schools, seeking advice on what to do to be more competitive...

     
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    This is interesting--are there lots of pharmacists in the US who still practice with the Bsc? After 21 years as a pharmacist, I'm going back to school in Sept to get a pharmD. One of my reasons for doing this is to avoid ever working in retail again, especially now that I'm on the other side of 40 and still have 20+ years in the workforce ahead of me. I can't see working gruelling 10 to 12 hour shifts on my feet in high-volume stores when I'm fifty the way I did when I was 25.

    We still have entry-level Bsc here (province of Ontario) but they're seriously talking about entry-level pharmD in the next few years. And our health minister recently talked about increasing the efficiency of the health care system by allowing pharmacists to do some prescribing, and I want to be ready for this.

    Any thoughts on the differences between entry-level pharmD programs and graduate ones like the one I'll be doing?
     
  13. OHPharm

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    I am trying to find that out also. Reading and doing some project will help to get all the knowledge needed as a pharmD or even more, but title is kind of important at hospital I figure...
     

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