Navigating the "real world" after pharmacy school is smoother if you're equipped with the right advice and resources. In this book, Jennifer Askew draws on her experience as a student, resident, hospital and community pharmacist, preceptor, supervisor, and volunteer to guide new pharmacists through actions, behaviors, and decisions that lead to a successful career. Askew shares her own lessons and the perspectives of other pharmacists while covering key topics in the transition from student to pharmacist: gaining board licensure, choosing a career path, preparing resumes, managing interviews, handling job offers, fitting into the workplace, and achieving personal and professional success.
This collection of more than 100 stories reveals the many facets of pharmacy practice--the joys and sadness, achievements and setbacks. In their diverse and engaging voices, the authors explore their profession with honesty, insight, and humor. Their personal accounts encompass day-to-day life, professional training, military service, ethics, working with patients, humorous experiences, death and dying, and lessons learned.
This is an easy-to-follow handbook that introduces readers to entry-level clinical job opportunities and explains how to qualify for them, with a particular emphasis on how to gain clinical experience that a hiring manager will accept. Each chapter covers one of the clinical specialties involved in conducting pharmaceutical clinical trials: for example, clinical research associate, clinical data manager, biostatistician, and clinical drug safety specialist. The chapters are written as personalized narratives, allowing the reader to follow the daily work of a clinical specialist as he or she supports a clinical study and interacts with the other study team members. The descriptions of these specialists are composite profiles that incorporate the true-to-life experiences of typical clinical study team members. A list of career options available to workers after mastering their entry-level clinical position, as well as a tool box for those seeking a position, are included.