Although the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) has been around for quite a few years now but this field has seen a immense amount of rise in Pakistan during last few years. This field is concerned with the development and usage of medicines. A doctor identifies the disease of an patient and than a pharmacist suggests the correct medicine for the treatment of that disease.
Pharm.D is the highest degree of professional education that can be achieved in the field of Pharmacy. It was introduced as a 4-years Bachelor Pharmacy (B.Pharm) program but in 2004, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) converted it into a 5-years Pharm.D. program. The individual who holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree is allowed to use the prefix Dr. before their name.
Career in Pharm.D and Scope in Pakistan
So if you completed your intermediate with FSc (pre-medical) and thinking about the field in which you want to pursue for professional career than Pharm.D is certainly a extremely good choice. It is growing on a rapid speed and is expected to become one of the highest paid field in Pakistan.
Just like every other field, you will have to face a tough time for 2 to 3 years in start of your professional career. But once you will have experience in your hand, tons of great career opportunities will come to you during further professional career. Also the competition level in this field is low at the moment so you have better chances of finding a good employment opportunity even in the beginning of your professional career.
As this field is quite flexible so you can find a variety of job opportunities. Once you have completed your Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, you can go on to join:
- Community Pharmacy
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Consultant Pharmacy
- Industrial Pharmacy