Comparing our studies and jobsWatch
I'm a French student in Pharmacy and I'd like to exchange with you about the studies and the job of pharmacist in England.
How long do the studies last in UK? When and how do you choose your course between industry, hospital and community pharmacy? What are the jobs of a community pharmacist? ...
Thank you for your answers
(PS: sorry if I've made some mistakes, I'm still learning English)
We do therapautics and more pharmacology in year 2 and 3. It's a fun course if you genuinely enjoy the modules but there's alot of work to get through.
And yes, you do get to go on placements near the summer time. I've got mine for around July time at a local hospital. Everyone on the Pharmacy course has placements.
Thank you for your answers. I was meaning the pre-registration year James (about year 5). It looks better to study pharmacy in England than in France, it's more concrete with the placements, are the placements every summer? In France we have a selection at year 1, only some students can move up in year two (the number depends on the university), do you have the same system in England or does everybody can move up to the upper year?
In the UK, as long as you pass the exams, you will be able to go in to the next year.
I think most people get jobs eventually, so long as you keep trying!
Although I went into hospital pharmacy, so what do I know!
So what's it like to work as a pharmacist in France? Especially in hospital pharmacy?
Not too different from the UK I imagine, but I hear in Germany, for example, they do a lot of extemporaneous preparations, which we don't tend to do in the UK.
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