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Introduction To The Pharmacy Profession
     

Introduction To The Pharmacy Profession

by Annesha W. Lovett, Samuel K. Peasah, Hong Xiao, Gina J. Ryan
 

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ISBN-10: 1449698190

ISBN-13: 9781449698195

Pub. Date: 02/11/2013

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

For students considering and those pursuing a pharmacy career, Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession is a practical guide to the many opportunities in this growing field. Written by pharmacy professionals, this informative text helps students and new professionals understand the pharmacist’s role in healthcare delivery, find their niche, and successfully begin

Overview

For students considering and those pursuing a pharmacy career, Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession is a practical guide to the many opportunities in this growing field. Written by pharmacy professionals, this informative text helps students and new professionals understand the pharmacist’s role in healthcare delivery, find their niche, and successfully begin their career. Beginning with a brief history of the pharmacy profession, this valuable resource explores future prospects in the evolving healthcare environment.

Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession offers a career assessment tool as well as helpful tips on resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and obtaining an internship. Readers gain a real-world perspective on pharmacy practice through interviews with over 35 pharmacists from areas such as academia, public health, and retail pharmacy. These insightful testimonials describe practical job responsibilities and offer guidance on finding the right career path.

• Offers a comprehensive overview of the pharmacy profession, covering the wide range of career opportunities available to pharmacy graduates
• Provides expert guidance on gaining employment, including resume preparation and interviewing techniques
• Features interviews with practicing pharmacists from various professional backgrounds who share their work experiences and offer advice on entering the field

CHAPTER PEDAGOGY

Learning Objectives
Key Terms
Tables, Pictures, and Illustrations
Discussion Questions
References

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES
• Instructor’s Manual
• PowerPoint Presentations
• Test Bank

STUDENT RESOURCES
Companion Website, including:
• Crossword Puzzles
• Interactive Flashcards
• Interactive Glossary
• Matching Questions
• Web Links

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449698195
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,175,506
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Contributors xv

Reviewers xxi

Chapter 1 What Is Pharmacy? 1

Introduction 2

Pharmacy Education 2

Pharmacy Organizations 5

Drug Legislation 8

Transformation of Pharmacy 9

Discussion Questions 10

Pharmacy and Other Health Professions 11

Introduction 11

Education 11

Licensure 13

Opportunities and Advancement 13

Discussion Questions 14

Job Opportunities Overview 14

Healthcare Issues in the United States 14

Supply and Demand 15

Where do Pharmacists Work? 16

Discussion Questions 18

Number of Pharmacies and Pharmacists 19

Introduction 19

Discussion Questions 29

Chapter 2 Pharmacy Within U.S. Healthcare Delivery 35

Introduction 36

Overview of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 36

Pharmacy Within the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System 40

Discussion Questions 44

Chapter 3 Educational Opportunities for Pharmacists 47

Introduction 48

Pharmacy Schools 48

Licensure 49

Residency Programs 50

Fellowships 52

Graduate School 52

Academic Pharmacy's Vital Statistics 54

Programs in Pharmacy 56

Discussion Questions 78

Chapter 4 Resume Writing and Interviewing 81

Creating and Revising Your Resume 82

Interviewing 82

Discussion Questions 88

Chapter 5 Gaining Experience During Pharmacy School: How to Prepare 89

Introduction 89

Doing Research 90

Involvement in Organizations 90

Volunteering 91

Paid Versus Unpaid Internships 92

To Work or Not to Work? 93

Portfolios 93

Additional Education? 94

Balance Your Time 95

Discussion Questions 96

Chapter 6 Pharmacist Salaries 97

Introduction 98

Occupational Statistics 102

Discussion Questions 114

Chapter 7 The Future of the Profession 115

An Evolving Profession 115

Discussion Questions 117

Chapter 8 Additional Resources and Websites 119

Pharmacy Organizations 119

Pharmacy Fraternities 122

Chapter 9 Pharmacy Career Assessment Tool 125

The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals 126

Discussion Questions 144

Chapter 10 Pharmacist Profiles 145

Pharmacists in Academia 146

Pharmacists in Administration 148

Pharmacists in Ambulatory Care 150

Pharmacists in the CDC 152

Pharmacists in Community Pharmacy 154

Pharmacists in Compounding 156

Pharmacists in Critical Care 160

Pharmacists in the Department of Health 161

Pharmacists in Disaster Management 163

Pharmacists in Drug Information 165

Pharmacists in Endocrinology and Diabetes Care 168

Pharmacists in the FDA 169

Pharmacists in Genetics 172

Pharmacists in Grocery Stores 175

Pharmacists in Home Care 176

Pharmacists in Hospital Staffing 178

Pharmacists in Industry (Health Economics) 178

Pharmacists in Industry (Marketing) 180

Pharmacists in Industry (Medical Liaisons) 183

Pharmacists in Law Enforcement 185

Pharmacists in Long-Term Care 187

Pharmacists in Managed Care 189

Pharmacists in Medicaid 191

Pharmacists in Medical Missions 194

Pharmacists in Military 196

Pharmacists in National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 197

Pharmacists in Nutrition 199

Pharmacists in Oncology 201

Pharmacists in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 205

Pharmacists in Pharmacometrics 207

Pharmacists in Pharmacy Benefit Management 208

Pharmacists in Poison Control 210

Pharmacists in Psychiatry 212

Pharmacists in Research & Development 217

Pharmacists in Residency Programs 218

Pharmacists in Transplantation 221

Pharmacists in Veterans Administration (VA) 224

Pharmacists in Veterinary Settings 228

Discussion Questions 233

Glossary 234

Index 246

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