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pharmacy work overseas

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by nampa1, May 6, 2008.

  1. nampa1

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    Is there any way to work in pharmacy overseas? Whether this be by practicing pharmacy or working an office job with a pharmacuetical etc.? It seems that the military almost exclusively posts pharmacists in country and staffs most overseas bases with techs.
     
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    I wonder the same thing I want to live in Europe eventually
     
  4. firefighter9015

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    I do medical mission work in a clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador every summer and work as the pharmacist.
     
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    I don't know if I ever asked you this but how does that work? How do students work as pharmacists?
     
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    im also interested in this. i had a medical friend that did research like this, but i have no idea how to go about it.
    what about a pharmaceutical company? They must have people that have to travel around.
     
  7. pharm1982

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    is this through a certain company? if so, what? also, do you get compensated? thanks.
     
  8. firefighter9015

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    Since there are no pharmacy liscensing boards in the country, anyone can practice as a pharmacist. The native pharmacist that work there are nothing more than what we would think of as clerks. You tell them what you want and they get it off of the shelves. So in the clinic that I work in, it is a huge improvement from what normally happens. A doctor actually writes the script and the pharmacist (or students as the case usually is) fills it and doubles checks and counsels and all of the stuff that we typically do.

    No, I do not get compensated for this. I go with a non-profit organization called Shoulder-to-Shoulder Ecuador that is a local group. We are now taking two trips every summer and they are trying to make a November trip a common thing also. We also have a 4th year student who is there on roatation right now and we are also hoping to make that a every year thing.
     
  9. medicalCPA

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    Sounds really interesting. You go to U of Kentucky, right? Is this available only to students at UK?
     
  10. firefighter9015

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    The group that I go with is open to many people, but priority is given to
    those from UK.
    There is an organization known as the Timmy Foundation which does medical mission work in many latin american countries. You could check and see if your school has a chapter or if you would like to start one (I am not sure if they are accepting new chapters yet but I know that before our chapter was started a few people was able to go down to Ecuador with a different group.)
    There is also another organization known as Nourish International that does mission work, but I have not been involved with them so I don't have any information.

    If you want more detailed info, feel free to PM me!
     
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    good for you...that is awesome!!!
     

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