Question by  dredditt (25)

Do you have to have a doctorate in pharmacology to be a pharmacist?


Answer by  Imagin (88)

You don't need to have a doctorate in pharmacology but in general to qualify, you need 1 A-B grade A level in chemistry and two of biology/mathematics/physics although students may be considered with chemistry or biology with one more subject 2 four-year master's degree in pharmacy 3 One year practicle training in community/ hospital pharmacy 4 to pass registration exam


Answer by  patti (29325)

State laws require that pharmacists complete the required education and internship in order to sit for the licensing exam. A pharmacy degree is a doctoral program that results in RPh. There are issues of character as well as education. Pharmacists have an incredible responsibility to be constantly alert, aware and up-to-date.


Answer by  Aubs (1089)

No. You can get a job as a pharmacist by obtaining a BS, but many places prefer that an pharmacist have at least a Master's. It depends on where you are trying to work.


Answer by  Katie57 (169)

No, you do not have to have a doctorate in pharmacology to be a pharmacist. Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their properties. This is different from pharmacy. A doctorate in pharmacology would be a doctorate of philosophy (Ph. D. ), whereas most pharmacists have their doctorate of pharmacy degree(a Pharm. D. ).


Answer by  ballzitch (7)

To become a licensed pharmacist, i. e. one that works in a pharmacy and dispenses medications according to specific prescriptions, you must obstain a doctorate professional degree, known as a Pharm. D, or doctorate of pharmacy. This is a four year professional program that is usually completed after four years of undergraduate education (a bachelor's degree is obtained).

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