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Scope of Doctor of Phamacy (D-Pharm): Pakistan & in the World

Doctor of Pharmacy is a five year doctorate program in Pakistan. Many government universities and private universities offer this five year Pharm-D program. This article will explain the Scope of Pharmacy in Pakistan.

Scope of Doctor of Pharmacy:

Dramatic changes in the health-care system, with the passage of time have created many new and exciting roles for pharmacists. Fundamental to the changing role of the pharmacist is the evolving concept of pharmaceutical care, which has been defined as “the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite positive outcomes that improve a patient’s life.”

Pharmacist after completing the Pharm. D degree can choose any of the following options both within the country and abroad.

1. Academics

  • Teaching
  •  Pursuance of higher education (M. Phil, PhD, Post Doc)
  •  Research

2. Practice settings

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy

3. Industry (Scope of Pharmacy in Pakistan)

  • Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Research and product development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales and Marketing

4. Government Sector (numerous regular/permanent jobs through respective provincial public services commissions)

  • Regulatory appointments
  • Various appointments at Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)
  • Drugs Inspectors
  • Drugs Controllers (Assistant, Deputy, Directors etc.)
  • Drugs purchasing and distribution
  • Military services
  • Drug testing/analysis regulatory appointments
  • Analysts, Drug testing laboratories
  • Director, Drug testing laboratories

5. Foreign Opportunities / Registration(s)

  • USA (NAPLEX, MPJE, FPGEC, FPGEE)
  • Canada (PEBC)
  • UK (GPC, OSPAP)
  • Australia (PBA, AHPRA)
  • Ireland (PSI)
  • New Zeeland (PCNZ, KAPS)
  • KSA & UAE (MOH)

6. Other areas (Scope of Pharmacy in Pakistan)

  • Backward linkage industries
  • NGO’s
  • Pharmaceutical Business (indenting, marketing, import-export)
  • Pharmaceutical Consultancy

Career and Scope of Pharm-D in Pakistan

In Pakistan, D Pharmacy is becoming more prevalent. Both the public and private health sectors offer a wide range of positions. In Pakistan, pharmacists mostly work for pharmacies or pharmaceutical firms. After the course is over, the students land fantastic careers. They can work as researchers, lecturers, medical journalists, or clinical pharmacists in hospitals, among other places.

Salary of Pharmacist in Pakistan

  • The salary packages vary from company to company. Even the salaries vary in the private sector and the government sector.
  • Fresh graduates can easily earn up to 30,000 to 40,000/month, while those in the government sector may earn 60,000-100,000/month, and those in the private sector may earn 65,000/170,000/month.

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