Whether it’s teaching, researching, practising or a mix of all three,



Academic pharmacists enjoy exciting careers in universities,



research institutes and other organisations throughout the world.

Academic pharmacists educate, train, assess



and develop pharmacy students, pre-registration



trainees, pharmacists and other healthcare



professionals. You will use and apply your



pharmacy knowledge and expertise to teach



the next generation of pharmacists through a



variety of teaching methods. Working alongside



the wider educational team, you will update



the degree programme and develop learning



material to reflect changes in education and



practice. Academics also offer general support



to students and are often viewed as role models



and mentors.

Teacher practitioners have a split role, spending



on average around 60% of their time working in



hospital, community or industrial pharmacy and



40% of the time as a lecturer.

Academic pharmacists are also thought of as



researchers, as the role usually involves conducting



some form of research, e.g. in a science based area



of practice, drug design or pharmacy services. You



will collect evidence, analyse it and use this data



to make improvements to medicines and patient’s



health. You will be thought of as an expert.

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