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Transcript of Pharmacy
What are some critical world issues being studied by individuals in pharmacy?
-One critical issue being studied currently is the outbreak of Ebola
Useful Career Information
American Pharmacists Association
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Purdue Calumet offers a Pre-Pharmacy program, which can typically be completed in two years
Purdue West Lafayette offers one of the top ten pharmacy programs in the U.S. Other notable graduate schools include University of Chicago-Illinois, Ohio State University, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
What is a Pharmacist?
How has pharmacy helped benefit society?
What employment opportunities are available in Pharmacy?
-Jobs such as managed care pharmacists,working within a hospital, pharmaceutical manufactures, and academic pharmacy are examples of many jobs available once ones education is complete.
-they help provide excellent health care to the people of today's society
-provide safe and prescribed medicines to the correct people to benefit their health.
-Another issue being studied by pharmacists is how to treat individuals with the HIV virus.
Level of Education Required
-Degree in Pharmacy
-undergrads can complete pre-pharmacy programs and then attend a pharmacy school
-GPA min. of 3.0
-highly recommended to intern as well in the field.
-Pharmacist in Management
-Workload break down
1.hours worked per week
2.time worked as the lead.P
4.number and type of patient interactions.
General Merchandise Stores
Pharmacies and drug stores
Community Drug Stores
-start at staff advance to owners
-Providing help for the unwell
-working directly with patients
-Can work in a myriad of professional settings
-knowledge of medications
-dispense medication properly
-high degree of responsibility
-error in dosage can result in fatality
-stress to be 100% accurately
-Graduated from Purdue Lafayette with Doctor of Pharmacy.
-Went through 8 years of College
-took a lot of fun classes
-Pharmacy School was a lot of hard work
-didn't learn a lot of things to help with working in the field
-must like science and math and be good at it
-get along with various backgrounds of people
-be optimistic and always try your best in whatever job you choose.
-Get to know customers or patients while working in the Pharmacy
-Strive to make a difference in a patients life.
On the Job
-Everyday starts with printing out medication charts for patients and observing those who may be getting progressively worse in condition.
-I meet with the Physicians on my team to determine the best course of action to take in bettering our patients health.
-Observe and oversee hospital pharmacy
Overview of pharmacy
Pharmacy is an increasing job at 14%
Provide health advice, provide immunizations, oversee medication usage
Most work in Pharmacies others hospitals
286,400 jobs were held in 2012
Very competitive,1-2 years residency helps
A student can earn his or her Pharm. D. in as little as six years.
Two years of prerequisites
Three years of professional school followed by some form of internship
Consists of several general education courses
Heavy emphasis on chemistry and biology, especially organic chemistry, anatomy, and microbiology
PCAT and PharmCAS
Joining clubs (such as Pre-Pharmacy Club), volunteering, and maintaining a high GPA are
-Median Pay $116,670
-$56.09 an hour
Chain Drug Stores
-supervisor, district or store management
-advance to supervisory administrative jobs
-Advice on healthy living