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Opportunities in pharmacy careers

Author: Fred B Gable
Publisher: Chicago : VGM Career Books, ©2004.
Series: VGM opportunities series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Profiles the pharmacy career field, chronicling the history of pharmaceuticals and describing the field's contemporary developments and educational requirements, the pharmacy school admissions process, and the duties, salaries, and outlooks of a wide variety of pharmacy careers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred B Gable
ISBN: 0071411526 9780071411523
OCLC Number: 52495043
Description: xiv, 175 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1. An overview : the evolution of pharmacy --
Pharmacy as a career --
Pharmacy : a definition --
Pharmacy manpower --
Pharmacy's history : galenicals to gene therapy --
2. A dynamic profession --
Education in flux --
Organizational name changes --
FDA pace quickens --
Industrial merger mania --
Chain pharmacy takeovers --
Health-care innovations --
A bright future --
3. Educational requirements --
The growth of pharmaceutical education --
Battle of the degrees --
High school highlights --
Early admission programs --
Standard tests for high school students --
Prepharmacy college requirements --
Exceptions and variations --
Pharm. D.1 and Pharm. D.2 degrees --
4. Pharmacy school admissions --
The application process --
Tuition and financial aid --
Student debt --
Admission to a school of pharmacy --
Guidelines for success --
Ten college commandments --
5. Professional study : the pharmacy school curriculum --
Curriculum content --
The new internship --
Changing goals --
6. Graduate study programs in pharmacy --
The graduate degree --
Graduate student profile --
Graduate study admissions --
Programs in graduate study --
Financial aid --
7. Health-system pharmacists --
Personnel demand --
The home health-care pharmacist --
The emergency department pharmacist --
The mail-order pharmacist --
The hospital pharmacist --
Job benefits. 8. Community pharmacy --
Licensure and reciprocity --
The prescription --
Stimulating challenges and responsibilities --
Administration and management --
Pharmacy aides and pharmacy technicians --
Health information center --
The pharmacist : a permanent student --
Specialized practices --
Pharmacy practice incentives --
9. Industrial pharmacy --
Dimensions of industry --
Industrial internships for students --
Drug research and development --
Promotion and marketing of drugs --
Industrial career benefits --
Industry locations --
Pharmaceutical industry outlook --
10. Academic careers in pharmacy --
Colleges of pharmacy --
Academic credentials --
Activities of academicians --
Academic recognition --
Rewards of academia --
11. Public pharmacy practice --
United States Public Health Service --
Indian Health Service --
Food and Drug Administration --
Federal Bureau of Prisons --
United States Coast Guard pharmacists --
Veterans Affairs pharmacy service --
Civil Service Commission pharmacists --
Armed Forces --
Peace Corps --
A growing specialty : public pharmacy --
Appendix A. National Pharmacy Associations --
Appendix B. Selected periodicals --
Appendix C. Colleges and schools of pharmacy offering professional programs.
Series Title: VGM opportunities series.
Responsibility: Fred B. Gable.
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