What is the difference between DPharma and BPharma? Which is better? What is the duration of each of them? Is pharmacy good and can you get a job after doing pharmacy?

Updated on : January 20, 2022 by Declan Gill



What is the difference between DPharma and BPharma? Which is better? What is the duration of each of them? Is pharmacy good and can you get a job after doing pharmacy?

Dear, Pharm D is a Doctor of Pharmacy with a 5-year course and B. Pharm is a Bachelor of Pharmacy with a 4-year course. Today, Pharm D is in practice, which includes some medicine-related subjects like Anatomy, Pathology, etc., which is most useful in hospital and community pharmacy practices. Pharmacy is definitely a good field and there are opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, drug regulation, and retail pharmacy.

Adnan ahmed

Pharmacist

You must specify the country you are inquiring about. The United States only offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at this time. In the past, other degrees were offered in the US, including PharmG (Graduate in Pharmacy), BSPharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy), and even designations that only required an apprenticeship without attending college.

Your second and third questions are also country specific.

In my opinion and as a good advice, go

for the PHARMACY. Pharmacists are more in demand than physical therapists in general in most countries.

In terms of satisfaction, again, it all depends on the person. Pharmacists deal with people when they dispense medicine. Then they talk to their customers. Pharmacists deal a lot with chemicals or drugs. So if you like this job, you will be satisfied.

Physical therapists, on the other hand, have to be more intimate with their clients or patients. Physical therapy requires you to be more physical. You may have to lift patients and do various kinds of ex

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In my opinion and as a good advice, go

for the PHARMACY. Pharmacists are more in demand than physical therapists in general in most countries.

In terms of satisfaction, again, it all depends on the person. Pharmacists deal with people when they dispense medicine. Then they talk to their customers. Pharmacists deal a lot with chemicals or drugs. So if you like this job, you will be satisfied.

Physical therapists, on the other hand, have to be more intimate with their clients or patients. Physical therapy requires you to be more physical. You may have to lift patients and do various types of exercises or operate physical therapy equipment and machinery. It is very physically demanding and can be quite exhausting. You will have to touch patients where, like pharmacists, you don't necessarily have to touch patients.

So in the end, it depends on what aspects of both professions you like. Someone might really hate physical therapy because of the level of intimacy that physical therapists must have with their patients, while others may find it really interesting.

It really depends on what you enjoy, as you will regret it later if you end up working in a profession that you hate. You will be miserable all your life. Think carefully and choose a profession that you enjoy. Then you are guaranteed success, as you are more likely to do the best you can at something you enjoy.

Typically, a pharmacist will make more money than a physical therapist in the first few years after graduation. Pharmacy is also a more stable career and jobs are practically guaranteed.

Although I have heard that the workload of physical therapy is a bit more than in other degrees. However, in my opinion, second and third year pharmacy courses are very demanding for students.

If you did Physical Therapy you can work professionally as physical therapists throughout the health system, in hospitals, within the community, private practices and organizations such as the Spastic Center.
If you have done Pharmacy, you can do it with the pharmaceutical industry, government departments, universities, university hospitals, research and research institutes, etc. Within the pharmaceutical industry, you may be involved in activities related to the development, formulation, production or commercialization of new drugs for clinical use. . The drug control administration and the military also offer a wide range of opportunities to pharmacists. Appointments are also available from sales promotion work as medical representatives.


My suggestion better that you go to Pharmacy

All the best

It depends. I think I would also need to get a teaching certificate. When I was in school, some of the "guest" speakers were recent graduates who had a PharmD degree but were in residency training. So in that example it is possible to teach with nothing but your degree.

In my pharmacy practice lab course, where we learn coaching and a new composite script, several of the assistant professors were actually full-time pharmacists in the community.

Over the years, I applied for a couple of small positions in college, but usually I never made it past the first round of interviews because

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It depends. I think I would also need to get a teaching certificate. When I was in school, some of the "guest" speakers were recent graduates who had a PharmD degree but were in residency training. So in that example it is possible to teach with nothing but your degree.

In my pharmacy practice lab course, where we learn coaching and a new composite script, several of the assistant professors were actually full-time pharmacists in the community.

Over the years, I applied for a couple of small teaching positions, but usually I never made it past the first round of interviews because they wanted several examples of my article and grant writing skills, which I don't have.

So I think that for full professor positions in pharmacy school you also need to have a research component in your skill set. Many of the full-time professors I had at the school were primarily drug investigators, and teaching pharmacy students was only a small part of their actual job duties.

I'm not sure this is the direction you're thinking in, but I was also fascinated by being a teacher one day. Some of my heroes are former teachers, and I can't think of a higher professional calling than teacher. (Not implying that some people have better or other vocations), this is just my opinion.

Many university hospitals have some positions that are pharmacist duties, but also include teaching and usually a required preceptor responsibility.

Hello om

First of all, have you already joined?

If not, let me tell you something useful before you make up your mind. If you are looking for a high paying career, this is not for you. Unless you're content to spend another 2 years or more studying pharmaceutical medicine and then a few more years on your Ph.D. before you can start your own research. In the end, it's not really about money, ask yourself if you really love spending time in labs doing reactions, learning about drugs and how they work, thinking about new formulations, trying to find new drug molecules. If you do it, do it, or do it

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Hello om

First of all, have you already joined?

If not, let me tell you something useful before you make up your mind. If you are looking for a high paying career, this is not for you. Unless you're content to spend another 2 years or more studying pharmaceutical medicine and then a few more years on your Ph.D. before you can start your own research. In the end, it's not really about money, ask yourself if you really love spending time in labs doing reactions, learning about drugs and how they work, thinking about new formulations, trying to find new drug molecules. If you do, do it, or don't. B.pharm is a great course, the only sad thing is that there is not much scope for it in India (as there is a lot of competition from chemistry bachelor students who are willing to work for a lower salary).

Coming to what after B.pharm,

  1. You can join a master's course or you can apply for government jobs as a drug inspector (DI).
  2. Or opt for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) i.e. after your M.pharm.
  3. You are even eligible to appear on UPSC.

Take your Master's degree abroad (I personally suggest this as the Indian curriculum for Master's degree is regulated by the PCI and there will be a lot of study plan to cover in no time).

So these are the options that I know about, there may be more that I don't know about. And another thing, please don't join because you couldn't get MBBS or Engineering, there must be something YOU want to do, go to b.pharm if it's what YOU really want to do.

I hope this helps :)

The question is not clear. Are you saying that it took another year to complete the course or are you saying that you have a one-year gap between completing the course and now looking for work?

Well, if you are taking more time and you can't justify, if you offer something extra that's fine, but it took extra time because you couldn't delete it the first time, it reflects on your ability.

More importantly, if the courses are from your pharmacy branch, it certainly raises questions.

But if it really has taken longer, there is nothing you can do. The only thing you need to do to back it up with some goo

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The question is not clear. Are you saying that it took another year to complete the course or are you saying that you have a one-year gap between completing the course and now looking for work?

Well, if you are taking more time and you can't justify, if you offer something extra that's fine, but it took extra time because you couldn't delete it the first time, it reflects on your ability.

More importantly, if the courses are from your pharmacy branch, it certainly raises questions.

But if it really has taken longer, there is nothing you can do. The only thing you have to do to back it up with some good projects, good practices.

I am sure you know that the main management and engg institutions allow you 50% additional time, which means that a 4-year course must be completed in a maximum of 6 years; otherwise, they ask you to leave.

IITs award a bachelor's degree to such individuals so that they are not considered class 12 approved in the marketplace.

Good pharmacy candidates have enough jobs available to them.

Pharm D is better than B. Pharm:

  1. After B. Pharma you will do M. Pharm, you will pay more amount of money (4 years B Pharm + 2 years M. Pharm)
  2. After M. Pharm, you will not be satisfied and will enroll in a PhD (5 years)
    1. You won't get a good job
    2. In case you get a good job, but the salary satisfaction will not be there in the pharmaceutical sector.
    3. Innovation and R&D are not very far reaching.
  3. After 9 years, you will receive a Doctor label, in contrast to 6 years (5 years of PharmD + 1 year of training, usually paid)
    1. It will save you 4 precious years of life.
    2. Save you from being the teachers' mascot for 4 years doing a PhD (sorry, that's true for some
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Pharm D is better than B. Pharm:

  1. After B. Pharma you will do M. Pharm, you will pay more amount of money (4 years B Pharm + 2 years M. Pharm)
  2. After M. Pharm, you will not be satisfied and will enroll in a PhD (5 years)
    1. You won't get a good job
    2. In case you get a good job, but the salary satisfaction will not be there in the pharmaceutical sector.
    3. Innovation and R&D are not very far reaching.
  3. After 9 years, you will receive a Doctor label, in contrast to 6 years (5 years of PharmD + 1 year of training, usually paid)
    1. It will save you 4 precious years of life.
    2. Save you from being the teachers' mascot for 4 years doing a PhD (sorry, it's true for some universities, my 2 friends had the same experience)
    3. He will have 4 years to make his career, which B. Pharm or M. Pharm or the Doctor of Philosophy are missing.
  4. The following is the scope: which is similar to any other pharmaceutical domain.

I wrote this answer based on several comments from working in the pharmaceutical industry and studying at pharmaceutical universities.

Please let me know your views on the points listed above.

Please note: Pharmacy is still low in India as people rent the license in India for 3K. It means title to rent to third parties with risk.

Obviously after following B. Pharm, M. Pharm, and other worthwhile college options.

The option for higher studies after pharmacy course B

Most of the students after following the course of B. Pharm prefer to continue studying. Although there is a great job opportunity available.

M. PHARM: - This is a two-year course. If students pass the GPAT exam, they can easily get into college with a good scholarship. Otherwise, private universities are the next option.

Ph. D: - B. Pharm and M. Pharm once completed candidates can start Ph. D for 5 to 7 years for Dr. Degree. After pursuing a doctoral course, sue and pay

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Obviously after following B. Pharm, M. Pharm, and other worthwhile college options.

The option for higher studies after pharmacy course B

Most of the students after following the course of B. Pharm prefer to continue studying. Although there is a great job opportunity available.

M. PHARM: - This is a two-year course. If students pass the GPAT exam, they can easily get into college with a good scholarship. Otherwise, private universities are the next option.

Ph. D: - B. Pharm and M. Pharm once completed candidates can start Ph. D for 5 to 7 years for Dr. Degree. After pursuing a PhD course, the demand and the salary go up.

PHARM D: - After completing B. Pharm or M. Pharm, students can study Pharm D for 5 years. Pharm D indicates you as a medical specialist. Pharm D candidates can be prescribed after the course completes a physician.

MBA: - MBA in health management to exercise leadership roles and responsibilities. Few students want to do an MBA course.

Pharmacy is the science of preparing and dispensing medicine.

What can you do after pharmacy school?

  • You can work in pharmacies (drugstores).
  • You can have a pharmacy
  • You can be a hospital pharmacist or clinical pharmacist.
  • You can work in the pharmaceutical industry, related to the production of medicines.
  • In some countries you can become a medical biologist.
  • You can study law at the same time or follow specialized courses to participate in different organizations such as FDA, EMA ...
  • You can further specialize and become a researcher.
  • Jobs in the cosmetic industry and the food industry are also possible.

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Pharmacy is the science of preparing and dispensing medicine.

What can you do after pharmacy school?

  • You can work in pharmacies (drugstores).
  • You can have a pharmacy
  • You can be a hospital pharmacist or clinical pharmacist.
  • You can work in the pharmaceutical industry, related to the production of medicines.
  • In some countries you can become a medical biologist.
  • You can study law at the same time or follow specialized courses to participate in different organizations such as FDA, EMA ...
  • You can further specialize and become a researcher.
  • Jobs in the cosmetic industry and the food industry are also possible.

You can do many things after the pharmacy; some of them will require supplementary education during or after their studies.

There are many jobs available after B. Pharm, but students do not join the jobs due to one or more of the following reasons

  • The salary is low
  • Work is not near my house
  • This apartment is not good for me
  • This company is not good or it is not a multinational
  • I don't want to work shifts
  • This is not a basic pharmaceutical department (in the case of medical coding, PV, CDM jobs).
  • I can't do marketing work.

For those people, jobs may not be available after B pharm, but if you are really looking for work regardless of company, salary, location, or department, then yes, you are sure to get a job after successful completion. B. Pharm.

I hope you have

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There are many jobs available after B. Pharm, but students do not join the jobs due to one or more of the following reasons

  • The salary is low
  • Work is not near my house
  • This apartment is not good for me
  • This company is not good or it is not a multinational
  • I don't want to work shifts
  • This is not a basic pharmaceutical department (in the case of medical coding, PV, CDM jobs).
  • I can't do marketing work.

For those people, jobs may not be available after B pharm, but if you are really looking for work regardless of company, salary, location, or department, then yes, you are sure to get a job after successful completion. B. Pharm.

I hope you have your answer

Feel free to get in touch if you need help regarding pharmaceutical jobs.

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It would be better if you took your M.Pharm (pharmacy course) as the career opportunities would be more.

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