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Questions about pharmacy career

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Scientist, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Scientist

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    These questions were asked in the "prescription" thread, but copied to create a new thread on these topics.

    1. What are the roles of pharmacists who specialize in hospital?

    2. What is the PharmD for anyway?

    3. What career possiblities are there for pharmacy majors?

    4. Other than healthcare fields, why do some pharmacists change careers?

    5. Are most pharmacists satisfied in their career?
     
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  3. LSUMED2006

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    I can answer a few of these. (anything to keep from studying...)

    1. What are the roles of pharmacists who specialize in hospital?

    Some work only in the hospital pharmacy, filling prescriptions. Others, the clinical pharmacists, look at patient drug regimins and attempt to optomize them mainly for cost effectiveness as well as efficacy in some cases.


    3. What career possiblities are there for pharmacy majors?
    research, teaching, retail, hospital, clinical, management to name a few.
    4. 4. Other than healthcare fields, why do some pharmacists change careers?

    I guess for some of the same reasons most anyone would. Job dissatisfaction. It is not the job market.

    5. Are most pharmacists satisfied in their career?
    Actually, most pharmacy surveys I have seen report high levels of either dissatisfaction or the fact that many would not choose pharmacy as a career again.
     
  4. Dr_Rx2003

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    LSUMED2006..........Can you show us the survey(s) or give us links or articles?

    I would love to see it(them). Thanks:)
     
  5. Kovox

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    I think that for every job, you'll find people dissatisifed with their career. Heck, for physicians, I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of them are dissatisifed with their careers given the current state of healthcare.
     

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