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Career Day-Pharmacy

Kalanialaole School

Elyse Kanda

on 30 November 2012

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Pharmacists What do these pictures have in common with ? What does the zoo do when an elephant gets sick? The Road to Pharmacy What is Nuclear Pharmacy? Nuclear pharmacy involves preparation of radioactive materials used to diagnose and treat specific diseases. A radioactive tracer gets injected into the vein of your arm or leg. It gets activated in areas where there is high metabolism (high glucose consumption), such as cancer cells. Doctors can then use a positron emission tomography (PET) scan your body to locate the cancer. - Veterinary Pharmacy
- Nuclear pharmacies
- Academia
- Hospitals
- Industry 1.Excellent Communication Skills
2.Excellent Interpersonal Skills
3.Strong Leadership Skills
4.Sharp Analytical Skills
5.An excellent memory
6.Scientific Aptitude
7.Interest in continuing Education
8.Computer Skills General Facts about Pharmacy: What Pharmacists Do
Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice on their safe use.

Work Environment
Pharmacists work in pharmacies like those in grocery and drug stores as well as in hospitals and clinics.

How to Become a Pharmacist
Pharmacists need a 4-year professional degree called a Pharm.D.
They also must be licensed, which requires passing two exams.

The average salary for pharmacists was $111,570 in May 2010. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Pharmacists,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm (visited November 24, 2012). High School College Pharmacy School Explore!
Find out what subjects you enjoy After
Graduation Another 4 years
Learn everything you need to know about pharmacy
Rotations - experience different fields of pharmacy How do Pharmacist learn to be Pharmacists? From Professors of Pharmacy! Average of 60% of their time working in hospital, community or industry and 40% as a pharmacy teacher or lecturer.
Training future pharmacists
Sharing knowledge and info with other health professionals
Speak at industry events
Can also have direct contact with patients. ACADEMIA Pass the NAPLEX (Licencing) and MPJE (Law) exams
Optional 1–2 years post-graduate residency training
Work as a pharmacist! College Look into different Pharm.D. programs
Bachelor's Degree or at least finish prerequisites
Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
Pharmacy-related Extracurriculars
Apply! Skills of a Successful Pharmacists Things you can do as a Pharm. D. ! In Hospitals and Clinics, pharmacists may work with physicians and nurses and are involved with choosing an appropriate treatment. Hospitals will often have a central pharmacy that verifies and prepares medication for all departments. Hospital pharmacists may also be in charge of keeping up to date with the latest medical research and educating staff on recommended procedures. What type of cancer do you think this patient has? Hospital pharmacists often calculate patient specific dosages. Research and Product Development Pharmacists can compound medication to fit a patient's specific needs Examples:
Extra small doses for infants
Liquids or topical creams for those who can't swallow
Exclude dyes or preservatives that a patient is allergic to
Flavoring for young children or pets who can't stand the taste Other tests related to nuclear pharmacy include: MRI and CT scans Pharmacists may choose to go into the field of research. Researchers are always looking to find new targets and drugs that are more effective and less toxic. Pharmacists play a critical role in designing clinical research trials. Their understanding of how drugs interact with the body allow them to design appropriate methods and protocol.
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