Pharmacists are regulated health care professionals in Atlantic Canada. The pharmacist's primary responsibility is to individual patients and to improve their quality of life. Many Atlantic Canadian pharmacists are employed in hospitals and related health institutions, as well as neighbourhood and franchise pharmacies. Pharmacists are also employed in teaching, clinical research, and sales and marketing. Frequently, pharmacists in industry are involved in development of drug information materials used to educate other pharmacists, physicians and patients.
To work as a pharmacist in Atlantic Canada one must have received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (or equivalent degree) from an accredited university program, successfully pass the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada exams, and complete an internship with a licensed pharmacist. Additional requirements may have to be met depending on the Province in which one intends to practice.
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