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Aashi in Pomona, California

62 months ago

PharmD in Congers, New York said: to become a clinical pharmacist , first u should have Pharm D then u need to have one year residency from ASHP and inaddition u must be board certified as clincal specialist from ACCP. i am a clinical pharmacist and idid all of the above , i hope this is helpful

can u give me some information regarding residencies i am in pharmacy school in second year and interested in residency

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piera in Brooklyn, New York

57 months ago

Hello everybody.
I'm a pharmacist(foreign graduate). I'm interested in becoming a Clinical Pharmacist in the USA.
May anyone give me some suggestion about it?
I know that I can apply to get a licence in the USA,taking the FPGEE in order to get the FPGEC.
Which are the next steps?

Thank you very much and good luck to everyone!

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Maria in Armenia

53 months ago

Hi, I am foreign graduated Medical doctor, Can I become a clinical pharmacist or clinical pharmacologist in USA? What should I do? Thank you very much in advance for answers!

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Maria in Armenia

52 months ago

Dear Artin, thank You very much for Your answer and support. I appreciate it very much. I am doctor-pediatrician in Armenia and have experience in teaching of Pharmacology. Am I eligible to become a clinical pharmacist in US? I don`t have pharmacy degree.

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Cory in Hillsboro, Oregon

44 months ago

ms pilz in Binghamton, New York said: i'm transitioning from retail to hospital pharmacy and clincal setting. Any words of advice from clinical pharmacists?. Any pointer on how best to utilize micromedix, what kind of questions to expect from Dr.s, where to find the best formulas for converting Iv analgesics to oral tablets. any unofficial /odd drugs used for un-officail use etc. Your insight will be greatly appreciated. This is my dream job and want to nail it. thanks in advance for any tips to help me prepare better. .

Congrats on getting your dream job. Micromedex is useful for interactions and such but I like Lexi better myself.

The most important drug clasess for pharmacists to have a solid understanding in my opinion are antibitoics and anti-coagulants. Pharmacists can play a huge role in antibiotic stewardship and cost savings for hospitals. Know your indications, dosing in obese, renal and hepatic patients, and cost of products. Great resources are:

1. prod.hopkins-abxguide.org/r.html?RequestingPage=http%3A%2F%2Fprod.hopkins-abxguide.org%2Fantibiotics%2Fantibacterial%2Famino_pcn%2Famoxicillin.html&contentInstanceId=254706
2. www.globalrph.com, globalrph has great antibiotic dosing calculators, pain med conversions and lots of other great tools! Bookmark it!

3. www.idsociety.org/content.aspx?id=9088 These are the bible guidelines for treatment of a ID issues in the hospital or least a starting ground for treatment. You need to know your cystitis, pneuomonia, and sepsis treatment options and go from there and keep learning.

Know your anti-coagulants! When to use them, which one to use, when to stop them. read the CHEST guidelines.

Also, become proficient in dosing NPH, glargine, levemir, etc. Important to to know this, too often physicians will be too busy and focused on the chief complaints and will forget about glucose management.
Good Luck

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Wes in Wilmington, North Carolina

39 months ago

Cory in Hillsboro, Oregon said: Congrats on getting your dream job. Micromedex is useful for interactions and such but I like Lexi better myself.

The most important drug clasess for pharmacists to have a solid understanding in my opinion are antibitoics and anti-coagulants. Pharmacists can play a huge role in antibiotic stewardship and cost savings for hospitals. Know your indications, dosing in obese, renal and hepatic patients, and cost of products. Great resources are:

1. prod.hopkins-abxguide.org/r.html?RequestingPage=http%3A%2F%2Fprod.hopkins-abxguide.org%2Fantibiotics%2Fantibacterial%2Famino_pcn%2Famoxicillin.html&contentInstanceId=254706
2. www.globalrph.com , globalrph has great antibiotic dosing calculators, pain med conversions and lots of other great tools! Bookmark it!

3. www.idsociety.org/content.aspx?id=9088 These are the bible guidelines for treatment of a ID issues in the hospital or least a starting ground for treatment. You need to know your cystitis, pneuomonia, and sepsis treatment options and go from there and keep learning.

Know your anti-coagulants! When to use them, which one to use, when to stop them. read the CHEST guidelines.

Also, become proficient in dosing NPH, glargine, levemir, etc. Important to to know this, too often physicians will be too busy and focused on the chief complaints and will forget about glucose management.
Good Luck

Cory,
I would love to become a clinical pharmacist also. I have a Pharm D. but no residency. Is there anyway to get experience without doing a residency? Not against the residency is really hard to take such a pay cut. My direct email is 'daleebz@hotmail.com'. Thanks for any info.

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Sabrina in Buffalo, New York

39 months ago

Wes in Wilmington, North Carolina said: Cory,
I would love to become a clinical pharmacist also. I have a Pharm D. but no residency. Is there anyway to get experience without doing a residency? Not against the residency is really hard to take such a pay cut. My direct email is 'daleebz@hotmail.com'. Thanks for any info.

Are clinical pharmacist jobs also getting saturated out there?

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BB79 in Livonia, Michigan

39 months ago

I'M LOOKING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM RETAIL TO HOSPITAL. I'M A FOREIGN GRADUATE AND I HAVE A GRADUATE CLINICAL PHARMACY CERTIFICATE. ANY CHANCE OF GETTING A JOB AT A HOSPITAL? HOW DID YOU GET A JOB AT A HOSPITAL IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYBODY WANTS SOMEBODY WITH A RESIDENCY.

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Dawit Simegnew in Satellite Provider

31 months ago

I am 2nd yr pharmacy student at UOG-ethiopia.I want to be a doctor of pharmacy,is it possible after finishing this,in USA?

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faranak.heidary@gmail.com in Iran, Islamic Republic of

29 months ago

PharmD in Congers, New York said: to become a clinical pharmacist , first u should have Pharm D then u need to have one year residency from ASHP and inaddition u must be board certified as clincal specialist from ACCP. i am a clinical pharmacist and idid all of the above , i hope this is helpful

I am a MD(Master Degree) pharmacist in Iran.I like to work as a clinical pharmacist in US.in addition I have one year working experience in hospital and 2 year in pharmacies and Med company.I would like to know the process that should be done to become a clinical pharmacist in US.
Thank u

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praveen thummala in Tadepalligudem, India

25 months ago

I am a 4th year pharm.d student in india. I want to know about the law exams for different states in usa and the syllabus for appearing them.

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