Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession

ISBN-10: 1449698190
ISBN-13: 9781449698195
Edition: 2014
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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

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 ProfilesInstructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Contributors
Reviewers
What Is Pharmacy?
Introduction
Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy Organizations
Drug Legislation
Transformation of Pharmacy
Discussion Questions
Pharmacy and Other Health Professions
Introduction
Education
Licensure
Opportunities and Advancement
Discussion Questions
Job Opportunities Overview
Healthcare Issues in the United States
Supply and Demand
Where do Pharmacists Work?
Discussion Questions
Number of Pharmacies and Pharmacists
Introduction
Discussion Questions
Pharmacy Within U.S. Healthcare Delivery
Introduction
Overview of the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System
Pharmacy Within the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System
Discussion Questions
Educational Opportunities for Pharmacists
Introduction
Pharmacy Schools
Licensure
Residency Programs
Fellowships
Graduate School
Academic Pharmacy's Vital Statistics
Programs in Pharmacy
Discussion Questions
Resume Writing and Interviewing
Creating and Revising Your Resume
Interviewing
Discussion Questions
Gaining Experience During Pharmacy School: How to Prepare
Introduction
Doing Research
Involvement in Organizations
Volunteering
Paid Versus Unpaid Internships
To Work or Not to Work?
Portfolios
Additional Education?
Balance Your Time
Discussion Questions
Pharmacist Salaries
Introduction
Occupational Statistics
Discussion Questions
The Future of the Profession
An Evolving Profession
Discussion Questions
Additional Resources and Websites
Pharmacy Organizations
Pharmacy Fraternities
Pharmacy Career Assessment Tool
The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals
Discussion Questions
Pharmacist Profiles
Pharmacists in Academia
Pharmacists in Administration
Pharmacists in Ambulatory Care
Pharmacists in the CDC
Pharmacists in Community Pharmacy
Pharmacists in Compounding
Pharmacists in Critical Care
Pharmacists in the Department of Health
Pharmacists in Disaster Management
Pharmacists in Drug Information
Pharmacists in Endocrinology and Diabetes Care
Pharmacists in the FDA
Pharmacists in Genetics
Pharmacists in Grocery Stores
Pharmacists in Home Care
Pharmacists in Hospital Staffing
Pharmacists in Industry (Health Economics)
Pharmacists in Industry (Marketing)
Pharmacists in Industry (Medical Liaisons)
Pharmacists in Law Enforcement
Pharmacists in Long-Term Care
Pharmacists in Managed Care
Pharmacists in Medicaid
Pharmacists in Medical Missions
Pharmacists in Military
Pharmacists in National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Pharmacists in Nutrition
Pharmacists in Oncology
Pharmacists in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Pharmacists in Pharmacometrics
Pharmacists in Pharmacy Benefit Management
Pharmacists in Poison Control
Pharmacists in Psychiatry
Pharmacists in Research & Development
Pharmacists in Residency Programs
Pharmacists in Transplantation
Pharmacists in Veterans Administration (VA)
Pharmacists in Veterinary Settings
Discussion Questions
Glossary
Index

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