Below are several good resources about the Pharmacy profession. While Pharmacy and Optometry clearly differ, the two professions have faced (and continue to face) many similar challenges. Pay particular attention to the difference between “Retail” and “Clinical” career paths, the role of Residencies in education and training, and the development of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists.
Video – Pharmacy Residency – The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Video – Career Opportunities in Pharmacy – Paths After Graduation
PDF – Sample Job Description for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – AHSP (See Below)
Website – AHSP Represents Pharmacists Who Serve as Patient Care Providers in Acute and Ambulatory Settings
Website – Board of Pharmacy Specialties