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A career in pharmacy

A Career in Pharmacy


A career in pharmacy1

A Career In Pharmacy


Education required mun school of pharmacy

Education Required (MUN School of Pharmacy)

  • High school graduate

  • Pre-Pharmacy

    • One year of prerequisite courses

      • Math, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology

  • Application to Pharmacy School

    • Deadline March 1

    • Academic average, volunteer work, & references


Education requirements cont d

Education Requirements Cont’d

  • THE INTERVIEW

    • 96 applicants

    • Problem based

    • Faculty, Pharmacists, Student

  • Getting Accepted

    • ~40 students per year

    • 25 seats reserved for NL applicants

    • Anyone can compete for the remaining 15 seats


Education requirements cont d1

Education requirements Cont’d

  • School of Pharmacy

    • 4 year program

    • Courses

      • Biochemistry (nutrition, metabolism)

      • Pharmaceutics

      • Physiology/Anatomy/Pathology

      • Professional Practice

      • Pharmacokinetics

      • Pharmacology

      • Toxicology

      • Medicinal Chemistry/Chemotherapy

      • Pharmacy Skills

      • Seminar

      • THERAPEUTICS


Education requirements cont d2

Education Requirements Cont’d

  • Structured Practice Experience (SPE)

    • Four weeks during the summer

    • Retail, hospital, industry or research

    • Pharmacist as preceptor

  • Clinical Clerkship (SPE 4)

    • Two 6 week hospital placements

    • Case presentations

    • Rounds with doctors, nurses…..

  • Graduate with Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)


Licensing requirements

Licensing Requirements

  • PEBC exam

    • Written

    • Oral

  • Provincial Licensing exam

    • Laws

    • Ethics


Beyond the books

Beyond the Books

  • Orientation week

  • Pharmacy mixers

  • Industrial trip

  • Christmas parties

  • Sports

  • CAPSI/MUPS

  • Yearbook Committee

  • Retro-bowling

  • House parties

  • PDW

  • PAW

  • Friends


Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Community

    • Independent drug store, chain drug store, grocery, mass merchandiser

  • Hospital

  • Industry

  • Research

  • Academia

  • Pharmacy organizations

  • Government

  • Others


Traditional versus changing role

Traditional versus Changing Role

  • Traditional view

  • Shift to “Pharmaceutical Care”

  • Focus shifted so that everything has to do with the patient

  • Working on wellness, disease prevention

  • Interprofessional teamwork


The pharmacist role

The Pharmacist Role

  • Traditional Roles

    • Dispensing medications

    • Identifying drug interactions

    • OTC recommendations

    • Drug Information

    • Compounding Medications


The pharmacist role1

The Pharmacist Role

  • Expanded (Changing) Roles

    • Patient Counseling

    • Provision of Cognitive services

    • Health Promotion

    • Identifying drug related problems

    • Prescribing rights


Hospital pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy

  • Dispensary & clinical roles

  • Identify medication related problems by going on rounds with the health care team & reviewing patients’ charts

  • Interviewing, counseling, discharge planning

  • May specialize in a particular area-Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry etc

  • Teach students, involved in research


Other activities

Other Activities

  • Committees

    • NLPB, PANL, CSHP etc

  • Educational events

  • Journals

  • Public speaking

  • Visits to students, seniors etc


Characteristics of a good pharmacist

Characteristics of a Good Pharmacist

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Caring attitude & empathy

  • Taking responsibility for actions

  • Dedication

  • Patience

  • Leadership

  • Team player

  • Conscientious

  • Good decision making capability


Incentives

Incentives

  • Pharmacist in demand

  • Unlimited job options

    • Even in NL

    • Full-time/Part-time choices

  • High paying job

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Signing bonuses

  • Relocation pay

  • Benefits

  • Flexible hours

  • Opportunity to advance


Rewards

Rewards

  • Active role in a person’s health

    • Little things that make a difference in someone’s life

  • Developing relationships with patients

  • Interaction with other health care professionals

  • Working as a team

    • Pharmacy technicians, fellow pharmacists

  • Support Networks

    • CPhA, NLPB, PANL, CSHP

  • Continuous learning

  • Leadership

  • Trust and Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Expand career options


Challenges

Challenges

  • Unpredictable work day

    • Never a dull moment

  • Dealing with unpleasant customers

  • Reading prescriptions

  • Being on your feet all day

  • Busy times often means no lunch or break

  • Expanding the role of the pharmacist

  • Being recognized as the drug medication expert on the health care team

  • Being properly compensated for services

  • Responsibility

  • Stress


For additional information

For Additional Information

  • Websites

    • www.pharmacists.ca

    • www.aphanet.org/pathways/pathways.html

    • www.mun.ca/pharmacy


Any questions

ANY QUESTIONS???


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