Clinical Pharmacy, Eligibility, Top Recruiters, Job Prospects

Clinical pharmacy is that branch of pharmacy which deals with providing medicinal management to the patients and associated care in all medical organizations or hospitals. It is a full time 2 years Post-Graduate course. Clinical Pharmacy is designed to prepare the pharmacist for an extended role as a provider of direct patient care.


Top Colleges

  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
  • K.B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (KBIPER), Gujarat
  • Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Pharmacy and Science, Ahmedabad
  • University Department Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha
  • Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi
  • Sigma Institute of Pharmacy, Gujarat


Highlights

Course Level 
Post-Graduation
Duration
2 years
Examination Type
 Semester type
Course Fee
INR 50,000 - 2 lakhs

Areas of specialization:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharma practice
  • Industrial pharmacy
  • Pharma marketing and management
  • New drug discovery research


Courses & Eligibility

CoursesDurationEligibilityEntrance
M.Pharma (Clinical Pharmacy)2 yearsThe candidate must possess a bachelor's degree in pharmacy or B.Sc in Chemistry or Biology with a minimum aggregate mark of 50%.GPAT, NIPER JEE


Top Recruiters

  • Cipla
  • Serum Institute of India Ltd
  • Dr. Reddys Laboratories
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Abbott India Ltd, etc.
  • Dispensaries
  • Medical Device Manufacturing Firms
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Centers


Admission Process

Admission in M.Pharma in Clinical Pharmacy is done on the basis of marks obtained in the Bachelor's Degree and performance in various entrance exams like GPAT, NIPER JEE, BITS HD Pharmacy, etc.


Syllabus

Semester I:

  • Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaco Therapeutics -I
  • Hospital & Community Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Applications

Semester II:

  • Research Methodology & IPR
  • Pharmaco Therapeutics - II
  • Clinical Research and Development
  • Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Management
  • Dissertation

Semester III & IV:

  • Seminar and project work


Skills Required

  • Interest in life sciences and medicines
  • Hard-working
  • Strong logical thinking
  • Patience and sense of responsibility
  • Counseling skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Professional attitude


Top Entrances

  • Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)
  •  National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research Joint Entrance Exam (NIPER JEE)
  • Birla Institute of Technical Science (BITS) Entrance Exam, Pharmacy
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Entrance Exam
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology Entrance Exam, Pharmacy
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Pharmacy (BVP) College, Pharmacy


Careers & Job Prospects

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary Per Annum
Consultant PharmacistThe Consultant Pharmacist provides a dynamic link between clinical practice and service development by creating new models for delivering patient care ensuring the best experience and outcomes for patients from their medicines whenever and wherever their care is delivered.2 - 3 lakhs
Dispensary Manager
The Dispensary Manager work roles include scheduling, training, providing policy and procedure updates, keeping updated with industry news and product information.
6 - 7 lakhs
Clinical Research Analyst
The job entails working with physicians or scientists who oversee clinical research. Research analysts may also interact directly with patients by screening them as potential candidates or collecting data needed for the study.
3 - 4 lakhs
Clinical Biochemist
Clinical biochemists are responsible for testing patient samples and interpreting the results for medical staff. They work as part of a hospital medical team that is responsible for investigating and diagnosing patient illnesses, designing experiments to test theories about how chemicals function in the body.
2 - 3 lakhs
Clinical Recruiter
A clinical recruiter identifies qualified candidates for health care positions. As a clinical recruiter, your job duties include determining the kind of employee the company needs, searching applicant pools to find job seekers who fit those needs and coordinating with the human resources department to move good candidates through the hiring process
5 - 6 lakhs

FAQs

Question:  What is the difference between a hospital pharmacist and a clinical pharmacist?
Answer:
  Clinical pharmacist include hospital pharmacist and community pharmacist. They are the people who work in the healthcare field and have the main role in drug prescription. Hospital pharmacist is referred to those who work in a hospital.


Question:  Where do clinical pharmacists work?
Answer:
  While regular pharmacists normally work in a pharmacy, a clinical pharmacist works directly with medical professionals and patients, usually in a medical center, hospital, or health care unit. The job of the clinical pharmacist is to determine the best medications for a given symptom for a patient at a given time.

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