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    (Original post by hihihihi)
    Have you visited Notts? I went there for a conference and stayed in the halls of residence and fell in love with it! It has the best and most gorgeous campus ever! And I know what you mean about the competition there - overall the whole university has the highest number of applicants per place in teh whole of the UK [from Times University Guide 2004]
    does sound wicked...is that the highest number of applicants per place for pharmacy or all subjects??
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    exactly...and thier advancing...i mean the way that pharmacists can prescribe sn!...does anyone no anymore bout that??
    The government is looking to extend the powers of some pharmacists in the future to include writing prescriptions as well as advising and dispensing medicine.


    Some pharmacists would be independent prescribers who write prescriptions without reference to a GP whilst others would be dependent prescribers who prescribe after initial consultation with the GP, for example, those on long term medication. Pharmacist prescribers would, however require access to the patient's medical records to be able to undertake these roles.
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    do u reckon that a mpharm dgree would be sufficient for that, or do u reckon thyll introduce anew one??

    is the pharmacy prescriber scheme already occuring or is it a future suggestion??
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    do u reckon that a mpharm dgree would be sufficient for that, or do u reckon thyll introduce anew one??

    is the pharmacy prescriber scheme already occuring or is it a future suggestion??
    I personally think that pharmacists know enough to be able to prescribe. Maybe not for serious cases, but for less serious/more frequent cases. I'm not sure if its already included but surely it must be recognised that the change will happen to lift the strain off GP's so the course will introduce more learning based on prescribing.
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    do u reckon that a mpharm dgree would be sufficient for that, or do u reckon thyll introduce anew one??

    is the pharmacy prescriber scheme already occuring or is it a future suggestion??
    yikes sorry...uve already answered the later!!...sorry!
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    I personally think that pharmacists know enough to be able to prescribe. Maybe not for serious cases, but for less serious/more frequent cases. I'm not sure if its already included but surely it must be recognised that the change will happen to lift the strain off GP's so the course will introduce more learning based on prescribing.
    and maybe give pharmacists higher recognition for their job!
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    ramaya u say ure applying to pharmacy too, and ure based in london rite...so are u considering moving out?

    just that there arent many uni's that do pharmacy in london...theres only two i think...so wot would u put on the rest of ure uni spaces if like me u wanted staying in london??
    there are 3 actually!!... will u be doing pharmacy in sep?!
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    and maybe give pharmacists higher recognition for their job!
    Yep! Do you feel that your initial question (the title) has been answered? lol
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    Good News, Pharmacy is apparantly the number 1 degree at the moment in the U.S
    So if u did a degree here and applied for an job in the states it is most certainly you get a job and the pay is higher
    Although the employment rate here is around 98% so u will get a job here anyway

    Nottingham by far had the best campus but theres too much competition there. Aston is second, and it has one of the largest most brilliant shopping centre just 5 mins away. Brighton let 5% of students switch over to medicine if they have a very high first class degree.
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    (Original post by Sharma)
    Good News, Pharmacy is apparantly the number 1 degree at the moment in the U.S
    So if u did a degree here and applied for an job in the states it is most certainly you get a job and the pay is higher
    Although the employment rate here is around 98% so u will get a job here anyway

    Nottingham by far had the best campus but theres too much competition there. Aston is second, and it has one of the largest most brilliant shopping centre just 5 mins away. Brighton let 5% of students switch over to medicine if they have a very high first class degree.
    Wow really! Thats good, its supposed to be hard to move to the US *has no backing to this claim lol* so thats quite good! Where do u want to do your pre reg do you think?
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    pre reg, hmmmmm i wouldnt mind going to new york
    But knowing me id prob do it somewhere here in london
    5th year that is, gotta hope i get in first lol
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    (Original post by Sharma)
    pre reg, hmmmmm i wouldnt mind going to new york
    But knowing me id prob do it somewhere here in london
    5th year that is, gotta hope i get in first lol
    I guess over 4 years leaves you with quite a while to decide!
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    what uni's are you planning to apply for??
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    (Original post by Sharma)
    what uni's are you planning to apply for??
    Bath, KCL, LSOP, Cardiff, UEA and Nottingham. So i have to be prepared to travel to these places IF they offer me an interview!
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    I'm not a fan of Chemistry but am still doing it at University. Physiology is good too. I choose a deferred choice course in first year so I could choose what to specialise in after I had finished first year. This proved to be good as at first I thought I would do genetics, but this proved to be boring for me, so I am now doing Pharmacology.

    Go to Newcastel Uni, It rocks!
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    (Original post by Tanaz)
    there are 3 actually!!... will u be doing pharmacy in sep?!
    well not this sept, sept 2005, which three are they then...i know of kings, and ulsop but thats it!
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    Bath, KCL, LSOP, Cardiff, UEA and Nottingham. So i have to be prepared to travel to these places IF they offer me an interview!
    im sure u will get in, u know ure pharmacy and u really seem interested init, so gud luck!
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    im sure u will get in, u know ure pharmacy and u really seem interested init, so gud luck!
    Aww thanks, and good luck to you with your uni choices too
    Still a while till i submit it anyway. Need to write the personal statement but keep putting it off :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ramaya)
    Aww thanks, and good luck to you with your uni choices too
    Still a while till i submit it anyway. Need to write the personal statement but keep putting it off :rolleyes:
    lol...same here
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    Aww I feel so old reading this thread I'll be in my third year when you all start (if you end up deciding to do pharmacy )

    Anyways first this is first ... DO PHARMACY *LoL* nah ... do what you want really, but I'm bound to be biased towards pharmacy.

    I wouldn't say pharmacy is the same thing day in day out ... of course (as with most jobs) the basic outline of what you're doing is going to be the same but if you were working in a community of hospital you'll experience new things each day ... new people coming in with new problems or new patients in the ward. I'm working in a community pharmacy over the summer and there's always a new drama everyday! And then there's all the other possibilities in research, industry, academia etc

    As for schools of pharmacy I'm biased again ... I adore Cardiff! But as someone (Rayama I think?) has already said that any MPharm from any of the schools of pharmacy will allow you to be a pharmacist so the best thing is to choose a university that feels the best for you. However I do remember when I did my work experience in a hospital one of the pharmacists told me he didn't like saying he got his degree from Notts because people branded him a snob for it. Also that if you went to De Montford maybe you weren't as clever because 'that's usually everyone's fall back if they really mess up' ... but yeah I'm sure that kind of stuff doesn't get said a lot.

    As far as rankings go ... they top five or six or so seem to switch around each year. This year the Guardian places Cardiff first, followed by Nottingham and then Aston. The Times has Queens (Belfast) first followed by Manchester and then Cardiff. But you have to remember the society has accredited them all so don't just go for the most prestigous one. I really thought I wanted to go to Nottingham but I came out of my interview feeling really cold about the department. It's different for everyone

    Pharmacists have already started doing supplementary prescribing. At the moment qualified pharmacists are doing a course to be able to do this. I'm not sure whether they're going to work this into the degree or whether it'll be something you do after you're qualified as an add on. Being a pharmacist you'd never stop learning which is why you have to do CPD (Continual Professional Development) to make sure you're still all up to date with everything

    Yeah anyways think I better shut up now
 
 
 
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