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Pete.S
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Yooo

I have applied for Pharmacy as a degree strtin in oct
Hopeflee i gets the grades :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Anyone else studyin it
Anyone else kno the typical salary etc... anythin
somethin i applied for at the last min changin my mind frm biochemistry
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a prereg pharmacist during the 1 year as a prereg earns between £14,000-£16,000 i think. and after 3 or 4 years,salary rises to about £30,000 i think
http://www.ulsop.ac.uk/registry/mpharm-info.htm

where did u apply, what offers did u receive and where are you going?
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i applied at Kings, skool of pharm, nottingham, brighton, aston and portsmouth

Got offers frm all 6 need ABB-BBB

My firm choice is kings, wid skool of pharm being insurance
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hey i was thnkn i mite wna do pharmacy, i applied 2 dentistry but i dint get offers frm the places i wntd 2 go 2, so i was thnkn if i reapply i mite wna do pharmacy insted, i mean it seems intrestn enuf the only thng is tht loadsa ppl hav told me its waaaaaaaaay 2 chemically n tht all u gta do is remember the names of diff. drugs so hmmm er is this tru?
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It combines the study of science (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, etc) with professional practice. It is considered a difficult and demanding degree, but the professional and financial rewards at the end are worth it

Heard its a reali tough degree from students who have just finished their first years. Loads of work is doing practicals so if u ae good at them or find them fun shud be orite.

Working in a industry ive heard can earn u 40k within first 6 years of job
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Heya

I just finished my first year at Cardiff studying pharmacy. I'm sure you'll find it worthwhile although it is a lot of work!

999, if it was just remembering the name of drugs do you really think you'd need a masters degree and a pre reg and the CPD throughout your career? It really pisses me off when people think all a pharmacist has to do is know how to count out drugs :rolleyes:

Anyways good luck with your results Sharma, I'm sure you'll do really well and get to go to Kings!
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Hey -Emmz-

I'm thinking about pharmacy as a uni option. If you could tell me anything more about the course, I'd really appreciate it [Either by pm or on here] And did you have much pharmacy related work experiance when applying?
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Pharmacy is a profession in the “front line” of health care. As a pharmacist you will be expected to understand the way in which active chemicals are formulated to produce medicines and you will be responsible for the safe control, distribution and use of medicinal products

Pharmacy has many applications. The profession’s chief point of contact with the public is the community pharmacy. Besides dispensing prescriptions, community pharmacists provide the public with free professional advice and assistance on all aspects of health care and education

Another popular branch of the profession is hospital pharmacy. It is the job of hospital pharmacists to monitor prescriptions and advise on the correct storage and administration of drugs. They may assist hospital consultants in selecting the most appropriate treatment for patients.

There are also career routes into industry and academia. Industrial pharmacists work in research and development, marketing, production, quality control, clinical trials, product registration and medical information. Those choosing to stay in the academic world may undertake teaching and research in one of the UK’s schools of pharmacy or in universities elsewhere in the world.
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and thanx emmz
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my cousin finished her degree last year MPharm, shes earning £19000 per year and after her full years training or something she will get £25000. shes living it large, worked hard in university but now shes enjoying life and just got a new sports car
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I was thinking about doing pharmacy but i've heard from people that it's just like doing chemistry all over again, and the pay isn't as good as dentistry.
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(Original post by 999)
hey i was thnkn i mite wna do pharmacy, i applied 2 dentistry but i dint get offers frm the places i wntd 2 go 2, so i was thnkn if i reapply i mite wna do pharmacy insted, i mean it seems intrestn enuf the only thng is tht loadsa ppl hav told me its waaaaaaaaay 2 chemically n tht all u gta do is remember the names of diff. drugs so hmmm er is this tru?
that sucks....... not going to read dent just because of the places...... come to manchester with me
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Hey -Emmz-

I'm thinking about pharmacy as a uni option. If you could tell me anything more about the course, I'd really appreciate it [Either by pm or on here] And did you have much pharmacy related work experiance when applying?
Well I'll answer the easiest question first *LoL* I didn't have much experience when I applied, only two weeks in a community pharmacy and a week planned in a hospital pharmacy. However I know people who didn't have any experience. As long as you can communicate that you understand what pharmacy is about and that you have an interest in it you'll be fine.

I'm not really an expert on the course. There is a lot of chemistry in it but also biology. You also get to study things like law and ethics and perfect your communication skills as these will be very important. It's okay knowing your stuff but if you can't communicate it to anybody then there's no point. Different schools of pharmacy will split the course into different parts and maybe teach different things at different levels of the course. The course is always changing as well .

This year at Cardiff in my first year I've done;

Introduction to Pharmacology (20 credits): This was an interesting module introducing basic concepts of what drugs are and how they interact with the body and included the nervous system and different receptors in the body and stuff like that (can you tell I'm rubbish at describing stuff? ). Only a few practicals in this module (the organ bath *LoL*) but also CAL (computer aided learning)

Social and Professional Pharmacy (20 credits): This was by far my favourite module. It covers lots of stuff including law and ethics, the society, responding to symptoms, alternative therapy, communication skills, uuuh smoking cessastion and general health. Lots of workshops and tutorials to go with it.

Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology (20 credits): Stuff about microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi we did in detail) and things like antibiotics and did a series of labs to go along with the lectures. Lots of stuff about the immune system and immune response ... oh and the most boring part of the course in my opinion, sterilisation! Argh the lectures were boring but the practicals were fun cause we got to do aseptic dispensing.

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry (30 credits): This module covered all aspects of chemisty; organic, physical and applied. Required a lot of work and the exam was rock solid. Labs were fun though.

Biology and Biochemistry (20 credits): A bit of repetition from A Level but in more detail with new stuff too. Enzymes, proteins, genetics, vitamins, digestion of fats, respiration, carbohydrates and some more stuff I can't remember. Having A Level Biology is definitely and advantage. We did practicals, CAL and had workshops.

Pharmaceutical Calculations and Statistics (10 credits): I didn't really see the point of some of this module but it has to be done. The stats part is basically just different ways of analysing to see if batches of drugs would meet requirements. The calculations but introduces problems you may encounter in working life like making up solutions and stuff.

Aaaah I don't even know if that's what you wanted to know. Where are you thinking of applying?
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Thanks for the information -Emmz- I'm writing my PS for pharmacy, and its ok, just the opening sentance needs sorting, and i need to get work exp to put in there. Would it be useful to get experience in an old peoples home do you think? I thought because alot of patients would be elderly :confused:. As well as experience in a community pharmacy. From what you wrote the stuff you study sounds really interesting! I just hope i get accepted somewhere :cool:
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I guess any work experience where caring in the emphasis would be beneficial where are you thinking of applying?
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I guess any work experience where caring in the emphasis would be beneficial where are you thinking of applying?
I think i'm going to apply to Bath, Cardiff, UEA, KCL, LSOP and Nottingham.
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i got my work experience at my local hospital helping out patients and that was my only experience

So im guessin yeh any sorta helpin experience would be benefictial however u spell that
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i can send u my PS if u reali need help or ideas.
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i can send u my PS if u reali need help or ideas.
Could you? Thanks, that would be very helpful!
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My personal statement wasn't really geared towards pharmacy but i got a good offfer for it!
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