PHARM D (doctor of pharmacy)

WHAT IS PHARMACY:
The profession of Pharmacy is all about preparing medicine. It deals with the preparation, dispensing and appropriate usage of medication. It is a very emerging field. Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation of medicines to cure different diseases. The discipline of pharmacy holds vital importance in the field of medical as without medicine it’s not possible for doctors to treat the patients. A physician checks patients & diagnoses the disease & a Pharmacist prepares the medicine for the cure of this disease. Moreover, Pharmacists also monitor the health & progress of patients to ensure the safe & effective use of medication.

HOW CAN YOU BECOME A PHARMACIST:
Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Which means that they should have a 5-year professional degree. Pharmacists must also be licensed ( and to be licensed you need to pass two exams).

PHARMACIST JOB/ RESPONSIBILITY :
Pharmacist put in order, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablets and injections
Plan, monitor & evaluate drug programs or routines
Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to determine the required ingredients & to evaluate their precision
Aid physicians by explaining and informing about the drug interactions, reactions, side effects & precautions regarding the use of medicines
Monitor the health and progress of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication
Prepare special formulations for medications of exceptional cases (For some cases medications are not available already)
Those in research concern themselves with fusion of new drugs, new processes, clinical testing of the effects of such drugs on animals & humans and obtaining the required License from the drug control authorities
They produce of medicines, develop the methods or processes of production & quality control
They are responsible for exact mixing of substances and supervising the whole production procedure in pharmaceutical industries. One mistake can alter the whole procedure and all efforts become waste.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE PHARMACY DISCIPLINE:
Admission requirement for taking admission in pharmacy is as follows:

  • FSc Pre-Medical (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Equivalence60% marks
  • Domicile from Home District
  • Entry Test (Depend on university)
  • Age Less than 25 years

SCOPE OF PHARMACY IN PAKISTAN:
Scope of pharmacy in Pakistan is very vast. A large number of career opportunities are available for Pharmacy students both in Government & Private sectors.

  1. IN PRIVATE SECTOR:
    Private Jobs:
    Pharmaceutical Industry
    Retail or Community Pharmacy
    Distribution setup
    Sales and Marketing
    Hospital Pharmacist at private hospital
    Instructor at Institute training Category B candidates
    NGOs
    Nutraceutical Industry
    Cosmetic Industry
    Training Centers
  2. IN GOVERNMENT SECTOR:
    Hospital Pharmacist in Government Teaching Hospitals
    Drug Inspector
    Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan
    Forensic Scientist
    Drug Testing Laboratories

SALARY:
Pharmacist salaries in Pakistan range from 64,900 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 212,000 PKR per month (maximum salary).

For freshers it starts from 25000 per month.

Institute offering pharm d in Pakistan:
Only apply in those universities which are affialated with pharmacy council of pakistan that all are written clearly in this advertisement

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