Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Feb 11, 2013 - Medical - 250 pages
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Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession presents a brief history of the profession with an overview of the health delivery system, pharmacy education and training, and the steps towards a professional career. Providing a real-world perspective into pharmacy practice, this beneficial text includes 50 Pharmacist Profiles, highlighting an overview of each profession related to the specific area of pharmacy. Each professional describes their job duties and responsibilities, a typical day, the pros and cons of their job, and some comments on the profession of pharmacy. Profiles include experts from Academia, Administration, Industry, Community Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Military, Government, Public Health, Home Care, Hospice, various interdisciplinary departments within hospitals, and more. This valuable text provides pharmacy students with a solid foundation of knowledge as they begin the journey towards certification and a career as a pharmacist. Key Topics • History of the Pharmacy Profession • Job Opportunities Overview • U.S. Health Care Delivery • Education • Licensure • Residencies • Fellowships • Graduate School • Degrees • Resume and Interviewing Preparation • Internships • What to Expect on the job • The Future of the Profession • Additional Resources/Websites • List of Pharmacy Organizations • Pharmacy Career Assessment Tool • 50 Pharmacist Profiles Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank
 

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Contents

What Is Pharmacy?
1
Pharmacy Within US Healthcare Delivery
35
Educational Opportunities for Pharmacists
47
Resume Writing and Interviewing
81
Gaining Experience During Pharmacy School How to Prepare
89
Pharmacist Salaries
97
The Future of the Profession
115
Additional Resources and Websites
119
Pharmacy Career Assessment Tool
125
Pharmacist Profiles
145
Glossary
234
Index
246
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