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Discussion in 'Pharmacy Residencies and Fellowships' started by xml2, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Say, you dont want to do a residency.

    Are you limited to doing retail or hospital for the rest of your pharmacy career life? If you work 5 yrs in retail and you want out, what can you get yourself into?

    Is there any interesting area to get into without doing a residency?
     
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  3. ForcedEntry

    ForcedEntry Lilo got stitched 2+ Year Member

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    New drug approvals, chemical control processes, teaching and sales.
     
  4. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Is that industry? Quite competitive to get into...dont they require some sort of fellowship?

     
  5. Keppra

    Keppra 2+ Year Member

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    A classmate told me if you were in retail for five years, you might be able to go into Industry but it's quite competitive. Also, there's always Nuclear Pharmacy and you don't need a residency. However, not a lot of ppl go into that but it's lucrative.
     
  6. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    nuclear's hours are odd - 6am to 3pm, and once a month graveyard shift. i dont know can i wake up so early everyday...

     
  7. pharmagirl

    pharmagirl 5+ Year Member

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    Around here, nuclear pharmacy hours are much stranger than that. :laugh: My friend starts her shift at like 2am.
     
  8. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    You can get your consulting license while you're working retail. It requires extra CE's each year. As a consultant, you can do chart reviews at nursing homes.
     
  9. Keppra

    Keppra 2+ Year Member

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    I was thinking of getting a consulting position since it requires it little bit of clinical experience and it seemed pretty interesting. Does anyone know of any consulting firms on the west coast? Plus, do they hire new grads out of a Pharm.D. program?
     
  10. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    I was told that to get a consulting job you have to know somebody. Join ASCP and attend their conventions. You have to do some networking. When a position opens up it's via word of mouth. This is for Florida, it may be different on the west coast.
     
  11. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    So it seems that your pharmacy options could be limited...

    unless you do a residency, which is not everyone's cup of tea or not easy to get into [competitive] one.

     
  12. VeraShield

    VeraShield 7+ Year Member

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    I suppose start your own pharmacy and/or other business is another option. :eek:
     
  13. ZpackSux

    ZpackSux Retired Banned

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    There are consultant pharmacists who review charts for nursing homes. PharmAmerica out in West Coast hires those pharmacists. Then there are consultants who work for management/consulting firms...
     
  14. Priapism321

    Priapism321 Bursting with enthusiasm 5+ Year Member

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    Basically, your options would be severely limited in my opinion, as you would be choosing to enter pharmacy with the absolute minimum amount of training. This notion would hold true for most professions I would surmise. If your goals are to hold a more highly respected position, you have to do the things that set yourself apart from the majority of the bunch, and that is not accomplished with 5, or even 20 years of retail pharmacy.
     
  15. xml2

    xml2 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Is there a website where I can learn more about the various opportunities for pharmacists? The steps to get there, etc,....Thanks!
     
  16. airtim00

    airtim00 2+ Year Member

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    How much does a consultant make?
     
  17. ucsd2011

    ucsd2011 2+ Year Member

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    what's the difference between residency and hospital pharmacy?
     

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