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

  1. xml2

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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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    New drug approvals, chemical control processes, teaching and sales.
     
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    Is that industry? Quite competitive to get into...dont they require some sort of fellowship?

     
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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.
     
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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...

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

     
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    I suppose start your own pharmacy and/or other business is another option. :eek:
     
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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...
     
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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.
     
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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!
     
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    How much does a consultant make?
     
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    what's the difference between residency and hospital pharmacy?
     

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