I'll be studying MPharm in the UK this September. I've been collecting information for working in the UK and the US after graduation. I've come up with an information saying that "Beginning January 1, 2003, the FPGEC will require that the pharmacy program that each candidate completed must have been at least a five-year curriculum at the time of graduation."
As you may know, foreign pharmacists who want to work in the US need to get a FPGEC Certificate first. Most of the pharmacy courses offered in the UK is of 4 year study and one year of pre-registration placement. I am just wondering how UK pharmacy graduates can fulfill the requirement (gratuate from a five-year cirriculum)? I have contacted the FPGEC staff and told her my situation. She said 4-year study plus one year of placement is not counted as a 5-year cirriculum. Do anyone know if the 5-year practice-integrated pharmacy programme offered by some universities would fulfill that requirement? Any pharmacy graduates who earned their degree after January, 2003 know something about working in the US?
Would you please help if you have any ideas for the above questions? Thanks a lot in advance.
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- Thread Starter
- 15-07-2004 10:04
- 16-07-2004 19:51
Hmm I'm not 100% sure to be honest but my logic says that the five year courses are still only 4 years of taught education, just your pre reg year is split into two.
I've never really thought about working in the US, although someone told me pharmacy is the number 1 respected profession over there so you'd be earning mega money I'd imagine
Where are you hoping to go in September?
- 06-09-2004 11:25
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