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alphawind

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1) Is it true that you can get a pharmacy intern job after getting into pharmacy school?

2) Do pharmacy intern get pay about the same amount as pharm tech (assuming the intern has no pharmacy experience)?

3) Do the pharmacy intern have the same responsibilities as pharm tech?

4) Does the pharm intern count for the hours you need to take the pharmacy board exam?

Thanks for your inputs.

alphawind
Yes, I'll be in CA
 

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alphawind said:
1) Is it true that you can get a pharmacy intern job after getting into pharmacy school?

2) Do pharmacy intern get pay about the same amount as pharm tech (assuming the intern has no pharmacy experience)?

3) Do the pharmacy intern have the same responsibilities as pharm tech?

4) Does the pharm intern count for the hours you need to take the pharmacy board exam?

Thanks for your inputs?
alphawind
1) depends on state law
2) depends on where you work
3) see answer 2
4) see answer 1
 
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imkim01

Based on CA,

1) Is it true that you can get a pharmacy intern job after getting into pharmacy school?

---> After getting into pharmacy school, you will get an intern license so you can get an intern position.

2) Do pharmacy intern get pay about the same amount as pharm tech (assuming the intern has no pharmacy experience)?

---> At Walgreens in CA, certified technicians start with $12.75 and the rate get raised every year depending on the performance ($.50~1 raise). Interns start with $14.75 and one dollar raise every year.

3) Do the pharmacy intern have the same responsibilities as pharm tech?

---> Interns can do everything that pharmacists do except final checking. However, most of time, interns work as techs.

4) Does the pharm intern count for the hours you need to take the pharmacy board exam?

---> Yes, it does count.
 
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