One of the best ways to learn more about the field of pharmacy is to speak to pharmacists about their professional experience. The goal of the informational interview is to learn more about the individual's professional/academic background, job responsibilities, career path, or their thoughts about working at a particular organization/company.
The insight you gain from an informational interview will help you explore and assess your own career options and path.
UCI PharmSci Peer Academic Advisor Dariush shares some examples of questions you would ask a pharmacist during an informational interview.
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Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.