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12 Careers You Can Have with a PharmD

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Considering a career in pharmacy, or do you already have your PharmD and want a change of scenery? Since Jan. 12 is National Pharmacist’s Day, here are 12 jobs you can do with a PharmD:

  1. Clinical Pharmacist
  2. Hospital Pharmacist
  3. Community Pharmacist
  4. Veterinary Pharmacist
  5. Business Owner
  6. Academia
  7. IT Pharmacy
  8. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (i.e. Indian Health Service, FDA, and Bureau of Prisons)
  9. Geriatric Pharmacist
  10. Poison Control Pharmacist
  11. Consulting
  12. Marketing

Want more information or would like to speak with someone about a specific pathway? Check out Rx for Your Success.

Our Students Secure Top Residencies

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Graduates of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are capturing some of the most sought after residencies in the nation. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reported that in 2015 4,358 candidates competed for only 3,006 PGY1 (Post-Graduate Year 1) positions. Despite there being more candidates than residencies, our students are finding themselves competitive, with students placing in top programs at University of California Davis, Johns Hopkins, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, and Mayo Clinic Health System. Read More

Dr. Linnebur Interviewed by MedPage Today

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CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences associate professor, Dr. Sunny Linnebur, recently spoke to MedPage Today on the topic of direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising. The story highlights recent news that the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted Nov. 17 that DTC advertising “should be banned in order to reduce the demand for expensive, unnecessary drug treatments,” MedPage Today reports.

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What I do during my summer “vacation”

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Many of my family and friends become envious when the end of the spring semester is near and graduation is on the horizon. They imagine that I am about to embark on three magical months of fun in the sun and are shocked to learn that is not necessarily the case. “What? You work during the summer?” is a question I frequently encounter this time of year and thought this would be a great opportunity to explain what I do during my summer “vacation.”

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Running for her Life

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Seventeen years ago, Diane Van Deren underwent brain surgery at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to stop epileptic seizures racking her body. A golf-ball sized part of her brain was removed and the seizures stopped. Though the surgery was a success, Van Deren experienced an acute reaction to the medications she was given. She became combative, tried to escape from the hospital and had to be physically restrained. Her reaction caught her physicians off guard. Read More