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Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by kenekingsley(m): 2:53pm On Jul 06, 2009
Pharmacy has brought about a breakthrough in the healthcare industry.this has made the study of pharmacy an interesting and fufilling course of study and career.[color=#550000][/color]
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Tmoni(m): 4:22pm On Jul 06, 2009
Sorry, a bit off topic,

My Girlfriend is a Band 7 Pharmascist here in the Uk and would like to return back home to Nigeria,
Any ideas what the conversion process would be like and any job opportunites
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by PaKen: 11:53pm On Jul 07, 2009
I hv been waiting for a thread like dis where pharmacists can interact and share their ideas and experiences on the profession, be it industrial practice, community, hospital, academic or administrative pharmacy the profession is really interesting and worthwhile. Having been in industrial practice for the last 2yrs, I must confess the dearth of pharmacists in this sector as we are facing stiff competitions from biochemists, microbiologists, chemists etc but nevertheless, the exposure and technical know-how of the pharmacist still ranks superior. Please share ur experiences on other areas of the profession
@Tmoni, tell your wife to look at PCN (Pharmacists' Council of Nigeria) website, the conditions should be there. One luv
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 3:08am On Jul 09, 2009
I am currently in pharmacy school here in the US. I am not sure how jobs/interships work in naija but there are lots of opportunity job wise in the US. I want to pratice retail for a year or so after I graduate but eventually want get MD in public health buy God's grace.

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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by femaina(m): 9:46am On Jul 09, 2009
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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Tmoni(m): 2:33pm On Jul 09, 2009
@slimfine,

by retail do u mean community here in the uk i.e Asda, Tesco, Boots etc

If so how much do they pay per hr (if u dnt mind me asking),

the pay here is from £20 to £25 per hr) depending on the store

how much would a pharmacist who has got about 2 yrs experience earn,
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 2:08am On Jul 10, 2009
Retail Pharmacist in the US makes about $100,000 yearly or more. Not sure how much they make hourly.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by aieromon(m): 4:10am On Jul 10, 2009
$100,000 p.a
I used to think it was an average of $3,500 - $5,000 a month.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 1:49am On Jul 11, 2009
aieromon:

$100,000 p.a
I used to think it was an average of $3,500 - $5,000 a month.

Nope! even nurses make make more than $3500 in a month in the US and Pharmacist make more money than them

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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Nobody: 4:10pm On Jul 11, 2009
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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 6:39pm On Jul 11, 2009
^ that is very true but I thought retail pays more than many positions becuase that is were the drama and dirty work happens.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Nobody: 6:17am On Jul 12, 2009
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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 4:36pm On Jul 12, 2009
kizzyaka:

About 6-7 years ago the above will be true, and that was because California didn't use to do reciprocity. As a result of this non reciprocity the chain pharmacies did not always have enough pharmacists to fill up the vacant positions. You see a lot of pharmacy graduates from California schools then (UCSF, USC, a little less UOP) tend to apply for the clinical positions. In recent years though as California started accepting NAPLEX (which was obviously pushed for by the community pharmacies), more out of state pharmacists are finding it easier to become registered in CA, hence a lot more retail pharmacists. One thing though is retail pharmacists tend to get higher sign-on bonus (I guess to lure them in for "the drama and dirty work"wink than the institutional ones.

Oh ok. have you heard about the new system that was suppose to encourage the reduction of pharmacist by doing many of the retail work online and mail order?
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by slimfine(f): 4:37pm On Jul 12, 2009
^ seems like you are new here undecided, if so, welcome aboard!
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Nobody: 7:07am On Jul 13, 2009
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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Nobody: 1:35pm On Jul 13, 2009
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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by tolulawson: 10:34am On Jul 17, 2009

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Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by webbiest: 12:21pm On Jul 22, 2009
tolulawson:

Seems majority of everyone here are UK or US-based. I'm a 4th year student of Pharmacy in University of Ibadan. I'm becoming increasingly disoriented with the whole pharmacy thing. Not much of opportunity down here in Nigeria. I'm seriously considering another career option after grad. Who'll pay you $50/hr in Nigeria? I did my Industrial training at a community pharmacy last year. I was working 5hours everyday of every week without pay. It's not always like that but the most you earn, if you're lucky will be N10,000 a month-that's less than $80. Even the pharmacist then was earning just about N30,000 a month. I felt so sad because I knew what I was going through in school with the heavy load of academic work only to graduate and start earning such a little amount.So you see there isn't much of opportunity here in Nigeria. I guess I'd consider moving over to the US or UK after graduation. Can someone tell me how difficult that would be. Can I get employment with my Nigerian B. Pharm degree? I'd appreciate all the information I can get.

You will probably have to do some additional schooling in US because a doctorate is required before you can practice.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by ayotee(m): 1:07pm On Jul 24, 2009
there are actually opportunities in naija for instance in lagos. u can get above 50k in good community pharmacies after grad while in hospitals u can get as much 100k in specialist gov. hospital as a starter after internship and youth corp.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Dnunsenz: 4:16pm On Sep 13, 2009
How much does it take to open up your own pharmacy store in naija, coz i think that is the best way to make what they make abroad?
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Obinoscopy(m): 11:02pm On Sep 15, 2009
pls i need d past questions or question models of the US and UK Board Licensing Exam. I'll be grateful if u can post it in this forum.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by yamakuza: 3:21pm On Jan 10, 2012
Are you chaps still on NL?
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by claremont(m): 8:51pm On Jan 10, 2012
As men of honour, we join hands for the good of our noble profession! grin

I have since left the profession though to pursue my career elsewhere, but I still treasure Pharmacy for giving me the solid foundation which I fell back on in my present career. I may come back to the health sector as a public health academic in a couple of years from now though, but at the moment, I feel it's critical to my strategic career plan to address challenges outside the pharmacy profession.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by Nobody: 3:26pm On Jan 11, 2012
Where are you guys!
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by muyoto: 10:25pm On Jan 16, 2012
cool cool cool
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by danie3: 12:37pm On Jan 17, 2012
this thread nt bn more than a page makes pharmacy a dry course. Kp d thread alive oo wit +talks
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by muyoto: 8:51pm On Jan 17, 2012
^^^after you!! cool
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by yamakuza: 8:59pm On Jan 17, 2012
^ he is a jambite.

Any advice for him?
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by cyprel(m): 1:45pm On Jan 18, 2012
Hi guys,am a 3ool stu,studyin at uniben.i wud lyk 2 know d grade u must graduate wit wit here in naija b4 u cn study abroad 4 masters tnks.
Re: Pharmacists And Pharmaceutical Aspirants by muyoto: 9:58pm On Jan 18, 2012
cyprel:

Hi guys,am a 3ool stu,studyin at uniben.i wud lyk 2 know d grade u must graduate wit wit here in naija b4 u cn study abroad 4 masters tnks.

Greatest Uniben! Congratulations my dear friend, soon to be colleague  cheesy . Apart from the fact that they pioneered the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programme, of which yours truly is a privileged beneficiary  cool, they are currently ranked one of the best pharmacy school in the country!

As for your request, is quite broad and there are factors that could count: the country you intend to study, the ranking of the University, etc. From the little I know, you'll still have to take a qualifying exam (in the case of US, Canada) regardless of how good your grades are. . . . but of course, the better your grades, the higher your chances. Just do your best to ensure you graduate with the highest grades possible.

Contributions from pharmacists abroad or those with more info will be appreciated.  smiley

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