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Hey.

I'm currently second year pharma student and starting to wonder if it would be better get off now. Generally I like the courses but I can't stand those courses which has something to do with retail etc. Not interested in hospital pharmacy either.

I want to do drug discovery (biomed, med chem, computational drug discovery etc) related research/industry work and aiming probably to PhD. First I was thinking about chemistry but I think biochem would be more versatile degree for drug research. I could also study much more organic chemistry as I would have more time (that I don't have now as we have pharmacy training etc...)

So what do you think? Would I lose something if I don't continue?

I also read these and from e.g. reddit that this field is "dying" anyway:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3930485
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4429542
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(Original post by Thigan)
Hey.

I'm currently second year pharma student and starting to wonder if it would be better get off now. Generally I like the courses but I can't stand those courses which has something to do with retail etc. Not interested in hospital pharmacy either.

I want to do drug discovery (biomed, med chem, computational drug discovery etc) related research/industry work and aiming probably to PhD. First I was thinking about chemistry but I think biochem would be more versatile degree for drug research. I could also study much more organic chemistry as I would have more time (that I don't have now as we have pharmacy training etc...)

So what do you think? Would I lose something if I don't continue?

I also read these and from e.g. reddit that this field is "dying" anyway:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3930485
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4429542
I'm no expert in this area but since you say you don't like retail and you aren't interested in hospital pharmacy transferring to something that might lend better to research could be a good idea, as you're in your second year funding to start again could be difficult. So i think you're best bet is to transfer into second year for a course you have enough common modules to do.
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Thank you! Funding is no problem as I don't have any loans and I don't have to take any. I think I can transfer straight into second year and in this year as pharm student I can study mostly compulsory courses for biochem in example. It would only postpone my graduation for a year.
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