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Pharmacy Should I pursue a clinical residency after 10 years of PharmD?

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Mr.Smile12

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      Is it worth it to do a 2 year residency after 10 years of a pharmd licenses, and a disciplinary but now good standing action on ones license?
      What type of a disciplinary action? What type of residency, and have your reached out to pharmacy residency directors?
       

      KidPharmD

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        It depends a lot on what you want to do with that residency if it is worth it. Why do you want to go back?

        What your chances are depends a lot on what you have been doing for the last 10 years and what that disciplinary action is. If it is something that affected your ability to interact with CMS or was drug related then you might have some problems.

        What is your experience and what was the discipline for?
         

        KidPharmD

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          have been in retail setting, all these while. pic for cvs, floater for walgreens, pic for independence. etc.. action has nothing to do with cms. it was the fact that a tech that was certified then was working with out her license, a C111 rx called in and did not indicate recipient and caller i.d as well as quantity written in alphabetic format.
          So here is the thing, it is going to be really hard for you to get a residency, and it has nothing to do with your discipline.

          First, I am assuming that your discipline was something like a Letter of Warning or Letter of Instruction plus a fine? No one will care about those things. You were probably listed because you were PIC at the time. No one will care. In fact, it probably wont even come up during an HR application.

          However, 10 years of retail isn't exactly a plus on an application. There will be worry that you have lost clinical skills that the new grads have in spades. There will be worry that you are only trying to "escape retail." Letters of reference will be extremely hard for you to come by as subordinates can only carry so much weight. You are going to have to look amazing on paper to even get an interview.

          If you know an RPD or residency preceptor then you might talk directly with them. If you don't then that might be a whole other issue.

          This isn't really the best time for this advice, but you might have to escape retail the old fashioned way. Look for general hospital staffing jobs. Even the outpatient pharmacy located inside a hospital can be a stepping stone to the inpatient world.
           
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