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Is Pharmacy Right for Me?

students in UConn Pharmacy Lecture class

After the initial pre-pharmacy years (freshman and sophomore years) balancing coursework alongside rotations in the first professional year (Professional year 1 or the equivalent of junior year) can be challenging but students do have time to enjoy sports and personally fulfilling extra curricular activities. Classes and faculty become family and there are plenty of opportunities for clubs, community events, and socials that add variety and depth to the experience. Our location close to Boston, New York and Providence also allows for easy excursions off campus.

The rewards of being a part of our program are many. School of Pharmacy staff and faculty work closely with students every step of the way. Helping you to an education that  leads to rewarding work after graduation is our goal.

UConn pharmacy students in the lab

Pharmacy Student Government kicked off the holiday party season at Chucks. Thanks for your hard work future Pharm.D.s! ...

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Dr. Thomas Buckley, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, recently visited Marseille, France where he spoke at the 12th European Public Health Conference concerning "Using technology and cross-cultural teams to deliver trauma-informed medication management." The conference focused on "seeking solutions to our shared challenges as inhabitants of a small planet now facing global threats, from climate change, emerging infections, migration, and the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases." Pictured he stands along the Mediterranean coastline just a block from the conference.

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Wishing you luck (double tap that gold nose 😁) as we head into the final weeks of first semester. Got tips for those doing this the first time? Please leave a note below!
UConn Photo/SeanFlynn

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for our friends, family and community. If you are working today , and many pharmacists are, thank you 🙏 You make a difference.

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It's the official start of flu season and our students have been on the road with tips and strategies for avoiding getting sick. Pharmacy student Sarah and recent grad/current PGY-1 pharmacy resident at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Veronica (2019), recently had the opportunity to present at the 'Well Healed Woman Conference' hosted by Lawrence and Memorial Hospital at the Mystic Marriott.
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They educated participants about the importance of immunization to prevent influenza. #wellhealedwoman
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Last but certainly not least in this week's series on careers in pharmacy - COMMUNITY PHARMACIST - Community pharmacists collaborate with physicians to receive and dispense prescriptions to the general public. They fill patient medications, counsel patients on proper use and storage, advise patients on minor ailments and general health topics, work with insurance companies and administer flu shots and other vaccinations. Community pharmacists are also trained to recognize individuals in crisis and provide direction on where to turn for help. The types of health care provided in drug stores by pharmacists varies from state to state. In Connecticut, for example, pharmacists can now administer long acting antipsychotic medications.
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Please leave a comment if this is what you do or if it’s your career path. Any questions? Please ask.

We hope you enjoyed our series and we looking forward to sharing all of the suggestions sent in over the last week. Clearly there is a lot you can do with a Pharm.D. degree!
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Our week long look at careers in pharmacy continues with NUCLEAR PHARMACISTS - Nuclear pharmacists ☣️ prepare and dispense patient-specific radiopharmaceutical doses for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures for use in hospitals 🏥 and outpatient clinics. ☣️ They prepare sterile compounds, handle radioactive materials, prepare shipments 📦 of radioactive material, ☢️ and comply with federal and state regulations governing the use, handling, distribution and disposal of radioactive material. This is a fast growing pathway in pharmacy.🥼 #pharmacy #pharmacytechnician #pharmacy💊 #pharmacylife #pharmacystudent #pharmacyschool #uconn #uconnpharmacy #careersinpharmacy #uconnnation #pharmD #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #uconnpharm #careersinhealth #healthcarecareers #pharmdtobe #pharmd #pharm4me #AACP
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INDUSTRY PHARMACIST - Industry pharmacists work in the areas of research and development 🏢; all phases of drug product 💊development, 🧪sales and marketing, corporate administration, all phases of clinical trials
research, drug information, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, health policy, scientific/professional affairs, and quality control. A residency is not required after graduation for most industry positions. 💼

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Anyone here working in the pharmacy industry? Let us know what you do. Any questions? Please ask.
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A veterinary pharmacist is a specially trained pharmacist 🥼 who dispenses, advises or teaches in the veterinary field. 🐕 They provide consultations to veterinarians in veterinary hospitals 🐈and community practices 🐏 on dosage and side effects, compounding 🐄services, as well as drug stability and compatibility. They ensure that all regulatory directives are followed in prescribing and administration, promoting safe use of medication in animals. 🐴 Additional training after receipt of a Pharm.D. degree will provide critical information related to treating animals. 🐖 Categories include: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics.

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TRANSPLANT PHARMACIST - Transplant pharmacists 🥼 manage complex medication regimens unique to the solid organ transplant population. 🏥 They provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication management while designing, implementing, monitoring, and modifying pharmacotherapeutic plans to improve safety and efficacy. Transplant pharmacists also analyze, assess and reevaluate multifaceted clinical and outcomes data to improve patient care.
Leave a comment if this is what you do or if it’s your career path. Any questions? Please ask.

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POISON CONTROL PHARMACIST - 🥼Poison control ☠️ pharmacists work with medical professionals and patients. They field questions about medications, expiration dates and toxicity, 🤢applying extensive clinical knowledge to make fast decisions 🚑 and develop action plans for the over dosage and handling of hazardous chemicals, 🥽🧪toxins or medications.💊 Please leave a comment if this is what you do or if it’s your career path. Any questions? Please ask.

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We continue our weeklong series on careers in pharmacy 🥼 with ONCOLOGY PHARMACIST - Oncology pharmacists work with medicines used to treat cancer as well as supportive care medicine to prevent or combat the side effects of cancer treatments. 🏨 Not only do oncology pharmacists assist with anticancer therapy dosing, but also they also educate the patient and their caregivers about their treatment and side effects. Oncology pharmacists may also conduct research 🧬 and help to identify patients that could benefit from participating in new cancer drug research.

Please leave a comment if this is what you do or if it’s your career path. Any questions? Please ask.

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CARDIOLOGY PHARMACISTS - Cardiology pharmacists deal with all areas of cardiac care 🥼 including blood pressure, cholesterol, and a variety of heart diseases as part of a team with other specialists. 🏥 They work in both inpatient and outpatient settings to provide their medication expertise as a form of care rather than physically handling medications.💊 #pharmacy #pharmacytechnician #pharmacy💊 #pharmacylife #pharmacystudent #pharmacyschool #uconn #uconnpharmacy #careersinpharmacy #uconnnation #pharmD #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #uconnpharm #careersinhealth #healthcarecareers #pharmdtobe #pharmd #pharm4me #AACP #cardiology #cardiac #

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PEDIATRIC PHARMACIST - A pediatric pharmacist specializes in caring for neonates, infants, 👶🏻 children, and adolescents. These populations often have 👶🏿unique disease states and medication concerns. 👶 The pediatric pharmacist is an essential part of the healthcare team who most often works within a health-system. They work as part of the healthcare team to evaluate safety of the medications, optimize dosing for each patient’s size and organ function, and produce the medications in a dosage form that is able to be used by the size and age of the patient. 🤱Pediatric pharmacists often sub-specialize in areas such as 👨‍👧general pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric oncology, and pediatric ambulatory care to name a few. 👨‍👧‍👦 Please leave a comment if this is what you do or if it’s your career path. Any questions? Please ask.

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Next up in this week's series - SENIOR CARE PHARMACIST - Senior care 👵🏼pharmacists specialize in caring for older adults who often have multiple medications needs. 🧓🏾The senior care field is commonly referred to as geriatrics. 👨‍🦳 Older adults use more medications than any other age group. They also have more chronic diseases. 🧓🏿 Senior care pharmacists work in a variety of practice settings including long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities, with community dwelling older adults, and in hospitals 🏨 on specialized geriatric teams. 👨🏼‍🦳 These pharmacists collaborate on care plans for older adults with the goal of assuring safe and effective use of medications in a population that is high-risk for medication related problems.
Leave us a comment if this is your current or future career. Any questions, please ask 😊. #pharmacy #pharmacytechnician #pharmacy💊 #pharmacylife #pharmacystudent #pharmacyschool #uconn #uconnpharmacy #careersinpharmacy #uconnnation #pharmD #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #uconnpharm #careersinhealth #healthcarecareers #pharmdtobe #pharmd #geriatrics #seniorcare #dementiacare #diabetescare #pharm4me
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COMPOUNDING PHARMACIST - Compounding pharmacists help create specially formulated medication for patients whose needs can’t be met by commercially available drugs. This could include changing a pill 💊 to a liquid 🧪 to make it easier to ingest, removing unnecessary ingredients that cause allergic reactions in the patient, or even altering dosage strength for children. 🔬Compounding pharmacists also supervise the preparation of injectable medications for hospitalized patients, those receiving medicine in infusion clinics, patients receiving visiting nursing services at home, and those in nursing homes. The pharmacist is charged with maintaining sterility of the compounding environment and training technicians on the appropriate procedures to ensure sterility of the injectable drugs. Compounding pharmacists based in community settings have the most frequent customer interaction.
Leave us a comment if this is your current or future career. Any questions, please ask 😁

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INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHARMACIST - Infectious disease pharmacists 🦠 work alongside other health care professionals to help select and monitor medications and vaccines for patients with or at risk of infections. Additionally, they promote the appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals 🏥, nursing homes, and the community. Often times infectious disease pharmacists don’t directly prepare or dispense medications; they provide knowledge 🧫 and education on infectious disease prevention, control, and treatment. 💊. Leave us a comment if this is a career you are in or working your way into. Questions? Just ask 😊

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Next up in our look at careers in pharmacy, PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACIST - A psychiatric pharmacist 🧠 plays a vital role in helping patients with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 💊Psychiatric pharmacists may work on inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient mental health clinics, or substance use disorder treatment facilities. 🗣 They are integral to each patient's treatment team and can help to determine which medications will best help manage their symptoms while providing education and reassurance to the patient. Leave us a comment if this is a career you are in or working your way into. Questions? Just ask 😊

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Today, we begin a weeklong series looking at the wide variety of careers in pharmacy. First up, EMERGENCY PHARMACIST 🏨 Emergency medicine pharmacists are an emerging field in clinical pharmacy, proving their invaluable role in the emergency department (ED). 🚑 Emergency medicine pharmacists work on a team with other medical experts to help patients in times of crisis, offering both direct resuscitative care and expertise in medication procurement and preparation. Leave us a comment if this is a career you are in or working your way into. Questions? Just ask 😊

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Community service is an important aspect of the UConn Pharmacy experience. Friday's Senior Fair at the Mansfield Community Center gave our students an opportunity to practice communicating critical information regarding over-the-counter and prescription drugs to area residents. #uconn #uconnpharmacy #pharmacyschool #uconnimpact #seniorsunday #drugtakeback #mansfieldct #confidence #maeflexor 📸 Dolores White ...

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Why UConn Pharmacy?

UConn Pharmacy Student in lecture

The University of Connecticut is a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning Research I (RI) institution (indicating extensive research activity) as well as one of the nation’s land grant and sea grant colleges. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to engage in research and other scholarly activities. Service and outreach are also essential components of the faculty’s mission. You can learn more about some of our faculty and research via the School of Pharmacy page on UConn Today.

The UConn School of Pharmacy affords students the opportunity to pursue the highly regarded Doctor of Pharmacy [Pharm.D] degree, dual Pharm.D. degree programs, as well as the vibrant and dynamic graduate programs available in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentrations in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology and toxicology.

The campus is nestled between New York City (3 hours), Boston (2 hours), Hartford (45 minutes) and Providence (1 hour) allowing easy access to both international and national airline services. Please visit the main UConn webpage to learn more about the University's vibrant and diverse community.

The video below will give you an an aerial view of our beautiful campus.