Should I try to get pharnacy experience now?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Qqdog, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Qqdog

    Qqdog

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    I'm in the process of doing my pharmcas application but I have no extra curriculum activities and no pharmacy experience. I don't have any idea what I could write for how my professional background could help me...

    Should I try to get a pharmacy tech job right now? I don't plan to submit my application until I get my pcat grades in December. That gives me about 2 months of experience
     
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  3. PharmDMcStuffins

    PharmDMcStuffins 30's the new 20

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    You should shadow or interview a Pharmacist ASAP. You will need to register as a Pharmacy Technician with your state before you can get a Pharmacy Technician job.
     
  4. Qqdog

    Qqdog

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    I live in NY so they don't require a license for the job. I'm just not sure if it would help out my application by attempting to work for such a short period of time
     
  5. PharmDMcStuffins

    PharmDMcStuffins 30's the new 20

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    Some experience is better than no experience at all.
     
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  6. SaintsGirl89

    SaintsGirl89

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    You can even look into volunteer opportunities in your area that are in a pharmacy. I volunteered at a free health clinic in the pharmacy.
     
  7. SHSNY

    SHSNY

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    Since you live in new york. Definitely check out Methodist or Lutheran and Brookdale. I know those three hospitals in the area have pharmacy opportunities with a simple interview.
     
  8. kaidou1412

    kaidou1412 2+ Year Member

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    hmph, without any exposure to pharmacy profession, how would you even know if you are interested in pharmacy career? All admins will have same reaction on your application.
     
  9. soon2beDr.D

    soon2beDr.D 2+ Year Member

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    I was just actually thinking the same thing, yesterday. Like I dont have much experience as well. Well.. I did work in Drug Fair as a pharmacy delivery person in highschool for 3 yrs, would that count? I also worked in a 2 labs as a tech writer and a lab tec(making beverages) I think I need a lil more volunteer work? Whatcha thik?
     
  10. SaintsGirl89

    SaintsGirl89

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    Volunteering looks good on an application. Even if you can only do a few hours, it still helps.
     
  11. Sugoi Travis

    Sugoi Travis 5+ Year Member

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    Shadow a pharmacist, whether it be in retail or hospital. Definitely shadow a retail pharmacist at the very least because that's where you're more than likely to go based on the job market.
     

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