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Career Profiles: Pharmacist

What do they do?

Pharmacists monitor patient's medication, teach patients about their medication and provide drug information.  They also control and oversee distribution of medications in the hospital.

Where do they work?

Retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, research and development as well as sales.

Educational Requirements

In Michigan, all pharmacy schools have progressed to a six-year program, which allows everyone to graduate with a Pharm.D in the Science of Pharmacy.  MI Pharmacy and Controlled Substance license is also required. 

More Information

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    1426 Prince Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-739-2330
    http://www.aacp.org

  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
    700 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    http://www.nabp.net

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    7272 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    301-657-300

    http://www.ashp.org

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