Pharmacy Interim Career Activity Report

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Pharmacy Interim Career Activity Report On August 21, 2012, I attended a career panel conference presented by professional pharmacists. I was surprised by sheer number of different types of professional opportunities available in the pharmacy profession in the United States. By comparison, in my native country,___________, pharmacists provide mainly one function with little variation. Some of those, such as home infusion pharmacy, were specialties that I had never heard of before. Some of the options available to pharmacists in the U.S. include faculty teaching positions at pharmacy colleges, clinical pharmacist, in-patient pharmacist, out-patient pharmacist, compounding pharmacist, and pharmacy resident. While all of the different specialties sounded potentially interesting, the presentation also made me more aware of how different the career of pharmacists can be from one another. I realized that certain work environments emphasize interpersonal interaction and customer service whereas others do not. I intend to follow some of the advice of the speakers, especially in connection with making an effort to become more familiar with different types of pharmacy specialties to help determine which choices might be most compatible with my personal lies and dislikes. On November 1, 2012, I attended a Career Day Reception where representatives from American companies such as CVS, Target, and Rite Aid described their respective internships for pharmacy students. That

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