Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to Make Career as Pharmacist Abroad

The pharmacy profession is highly demanding and rewarding profession for many years in  USA, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK and all other first world countries. Pharmacist is the most important and positive contributing member of the health care system of any particular country. Health care sector is very important part of any particular country, in addition, developed countries give extra important to Health care sector and health care professionals. Thus, Pharmacist is an important and valuable member of health care system in Canada, USA, Aus, NZ, and UK etc.

The demand is continuously growing because of following reasons

·         More than 47% of currently working Pharmacist are above age of 45 years
·         Old age population is dramatically increase in developed countries due to long life expectance
·         Increasing the rate and onset of chronic disease at early age
·         Continually, increasing the responsibilities of pharmacist thus new era of pharmacy profession has evolved

o    Registered Pharmacist
o    Clinical Pharmacist
o    Hospital Pharmacist
o    Consultant Pharmacist
o    Disease management Pharmacist

o    MMR Pharmacist
o    Nuclear Pharmacist
o    Geriatric Pharmacist
o    Industrial Pharmacist
o    Prescribing Pharmacist
·         Local students are not preferring to study Pharmacy courses
Pharmacist shortages are projected to increase over the next 20 years. Only strategic option to meet this shortage of Pharmacist can be achieved by offering Immigration to International pharmacist.
Pharmacists with specialized education and training become more versatile within the health care system to attain optimal health outcomes for patients through proper medication use.
These kind of intervention evolved new avenues of opportunities for pharmacist in developed countries. For Example
In Australia, Pharmacist receives wage from the Australian Government for conducting comprehensive Home Medicines Reviews.
In Canada, Pharmacists in certain provinces have prescribing rights (as in Alberta and British Columbia) or are salaried by their provincial
government for expanded services such as medications reviews (Meds checks in Ontario).
In United Kingdom , Pharmacists who undertake additional training are obtaining prescribing rights. They are also being paid by the government for
medicine use reviews.
In United States, Pharmaceutical care or clinical pharmacy has had an evolving influence on the practice of pharmacy.
In Scotland, Pharmacist can write prescriptions for Scottish registered patients of their regular medications, for the majority of drugs, except for Controlled drugs.
Thus, employment potential as a Pharmacist is very high in Canada, USA, AUS, NZ, and UK
To grab all this opportunities International Students must have to get “licence to practise as a pharmacist” In any particular country. In order to get Pharmacist licence, candidate must have to pass few steps.
Pharmacy Profession is regulated in all developed countries like USA, Canada, AUS, NZ and UK to practice as a Pharmacist.
Most important point, if any one wants to work as a Pharmacist they must have to get Pharmacist license from Pharmacy board of the respective country.
Eligibility to get License in all developed countries is 4 years Bachelor of Pharmacy (Note: Our 4 years Pharmacy Course is valid in all developed countries like Canada, Aus, NZ, UK and all gulf countries except for USA. USA is only accepting 5 years Bachelor ofPharmacy or PharmD Degree)
All developed countries have almost same licensing process to regulate Pharmacy profession by Conducting Examination as below.
Step - 1 : Pharmacist Evaluation Examination (Stage 1)
Step - 2 : Training as a Pharmacist
Step - 3 : Qualifying Examination (Stage 2)