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Pharmacy school: getting in, what its like, and what comes after

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Transcript of Pharmacy school: getting in, what its like, and what comes after

Not Just Another Doctor Caring for Patients: Pharmacists Provide Health-Improving, Cost-Reducing, Side Effect-Avoiding Patient-Centered Care
What can I expect in pharmacy school
You Are Here
Pharmacist
(Yes, we are all this handsome)
What you need to do to get into pharmacy school
Pharmacy Prerequisites
Biology
Chemistry
Organic chemistry
Physics
Advanced Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Calculus
Statistics
English
Speech
PCAT
Reading
Verbal
Quantitative
Chemistry
Biology
Writing
Letters of Recommendation
Three total
Pharmacist
Science professor
Liberal arts professor
Pharmacy Experience
Hospital
Community
Volunteer
Employment
Extracurricular Activities
Community Service
Leadership
Organizations
Interview
Know why you want to be a pharmacist
Include specific details
Know the profession
Verbal & non-verbal communication
Acceptance into pharmacy school!
Foundational Coursework
Physiology & Pathophysiology
Biochemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Research design
Drug information
Healthcare systems
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Application based learning and critical thinking integrated throughout curriculum
Patient Care
Evidence-based medicine
Pharmacotherapy
Patient care lab
Pharmacy law
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences ("Rotations")
Student Organizations
Leadership
Advocacy
Community service
Patient care
Collaborate with faculty on research
Regional & National conference presentations
Pharmacy Commencement
What can I do with a PharmD?
Community
MBA
PhD
Nuclear
Clinical Specialist
"Provider"
Hospital
Long-Term Care
JD
Pathway to Pharmacy "Provider"
Fellowship
Research intensive
Teaching
Residency
Heavy clinical emphasis
Direct patient care
Research
Teaching
Specialized Training
HIV
Infectious Diseases
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Ambulatory Care
Psychiatry
Oncology
Cardiology
Nephrology
Internal Medicine
Informatics
Neurology
Pediatrics
Geriatrics
Provider Status
Growing patient demand & shortage of physicians
Introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Prescriptive authority
Clinical Pharmacist
Collaborate with physicians
Round with medical teams
Make recommendations regarding patient therapy
Conduct research
Academia
Teach
Research/scholarship
Grants/funding
Community service
Industry
Medical science liasion
Clinical research
Pharmacy as a Career
Heavy growth and potential
Hundreds of career options
Application of advanced clinical knowledge and medication expertise
Provide patient care
Member of interdisciplinary team
About Me - Dr. Nathan Unger
B.S., University of Florida, 2006
Pharm.D., University of Florida, 2010
PGY-1, Pharmacy Practice Residency, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, 2011
PGY-2, Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, 2012
Assistant Professor, NSU College of Pharmacy
Research interests: penicillin allergies, penicillin skin testing,
antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic prophylaxis, HIV
What do pharmacists do?
NSU COP Student Testimonials
Industry/Drug development

Academia

Consultant
Chain

Grocery

Independent

Medical center
Community

Academic
Patent attorney

Medical malpractice

Industry
Corporate/chain pharmacy

Independent pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy
pharmacy.nova.edu
Established over 25 years ago, ACPE-Accredited

Three beautiful campuses to choose from
Davie
Palm Beach
San Juan

Leads Nation in diversity
Highest level of Hispanic students
International program

Pioneer with technology enhanced classrooms
iPad based examinations
Study Abroad
Collaboration with NSU Faculty
Advanced Clinical Training @NSU COP
NSU COP faculty wrote a Nationally-recognized book providing guidance on securing a residency

Approximately 60% of students "match" with a residency program

NSU has programs and courses to prepare students for residency training

Authored by NSU COP faculty
Review medications for potential drug-drug interactions
Counsel on medication therapy and adverse effects
Counsel on healthy lifestyle habits (diet, exercise, tobacco and alcohol use)
Perform complex medication therapy management including prescriptive authority*

Serve as essential members of an interdisciplinary team of providers
Pharmacists on the Daily
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacy compounding & calculations
NSU Students Surprised Faculty on Steve Harvey Show
Prominent Alumni Making A Difference
Pharmacists on Social Media
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