What is a Pharmacist? A person licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and medicines.
Education and Training Colleges; Drake, Auburn, Butler, Creighton, Idaho State, Howard, ect. Pharm.D. degree 2 years of specific professional study Math, chemistry, biology, physics, and humanities and social sciences 3 or more years at a college or university
What do Pharmacists do? Dispense medications Advise medical staff on selection/effect of medicines Plan, monitor, and evaluate drug programs Counsel hospitalized patients on use of drugs
Specific Activities of a Pharmacist Calculate volumes of medicines Assess identity, strength, and purity of meds Review prescriptions Publish educational information Train students Prepare sterile solutions Label pharmaceuticals
Where do Pharmacists Work Hospitals Mail-order and internet pharmacies Pharmaceutical wholesalers Offices of physicians Local pharmacies Self owned pharmacies