• Question: what courses in university do you have to take to become a pharmaceutical doctor

    Asked by 446prmb35 to Riverside Surgery, Hampton Surgery, CLICK Federation, Amelia - GP on 25 Jan 2019.
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      CLICK Federation answered on 25 Jan 2019:

      I’m not quite sure what you mean by pharmaceutical doctor.

      Pharmaceutical normally refers to the pharmaceutical industry which employs doctors and pharmacists to make, test, market and sell medicines.

      Both of these professions require a strong foundation in science, maths and English. Many of the courses which make up the degrees would be similar: anatomy, physiology, pathology, statistics. But doctors learn more about diseases, diagnosing and counselling and pharmacists learn more about the effects of drugs and interactions.

      This is a link which explains more about medicine and becoming a doctor: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/doctors

      This is a link which explains more about pharmacy:

      It is also possible to study science at university and complete a research PhD (doctor of philosophy). Someone who has done this and is working in the pharmaceutical industry could be a pharmaceutical doctor but would be more likely involved in drug development.

      I hope that helps?