I found this in my Facebook messages. It was dated August, 2011. I rarely check those Facebook messages.
It is not possible to not have noticed the “new” pharmacy schools. They are clearly for-profit. Some of them offer an accelerated program. Some of these kids come out with no clue of what you use a mortar & pestle for. I watched a kid who was floating for a day look at an Rx that would require compounding. A simple three ingredient cream. His problem is that he did not know what aa qs ad meant. I have little experience with these “new” pharmacy schools. I have done no research. Help us out here. Tell us what you know. By the way, I know nothing about the Feik School of Pharmacy. It may or may not be “new”. I had never heard of it. I found the images and the name of the school indicates that it is parochial. If you have a better example, tell me. I will replace the images.
Give me more you guys. Make it your mission to help us “out” these schools. The industry needs “Pharmacy Merchants”. We are in a “business”, like it or not. These “Dispensing Robots” cheapen pharmacy. My friend Davey just graduated. He has plenty of experience interning with WAG. He is a pharmacy merchant. Put him beside a robot and the choice is easy. I will publish a list right here. Name of school. Annual cost. Tuition, books, room, board and miscellaneous. Important if they are a less than 6 year school. Fuck it, man. Compounding is the quintessential skill of pharmacists. It is a lucrative skill and will get better. We cannot tolerate people who cannot compound calling themselves pharmacists. Period. At the very least, a pharmacist must be able to do a “Cancer Cocktail” and figure out how much of a 12% and how much of a 6% do you use to make 60 Gm of a 9%.
Jay Pee 8:00 PM, 7/21-12
The message from Facebook