John Libbey Eurotext

Journal de Pharmacie Clinique


Training and career opportunities in hospital pharmacy: the point of view of future and young graduates of pharmacy PGD Volume 36, issue 2, Juin 2017


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Bureau de la Fédération nationale des syndicats d’internes en pharmacie et en biologie médicale (FNSIP-BM) 2015-2016, Paris, France
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  • Key words: pharmacy PGD, post-graduate pharmacy PGD, career, hospital pharmacy
  • DOI : 10.1684/jpc.2017.0354
  • Page(s) : 71-80
  • Published in: 2017

Hospital pharmacy practice is changing rapidly. Exclusivity of practice, clinical pharmacy and the reform of the 3rd cycle of pharmaceutical studies are changing the profession. Our objective is to establish an inventory of the expectations and realities of the first job search among the future and young graduates. A questionnaire was sent to the mailing lists of the National union of trade unions in pharmacy and medical biology (FNSIP-BM). 246 pharmacy graduates and 179 pharmacist residents responded. The practical training of residents and graduates remains close, the number of master graduates is the same between residents and young graduates (38% against 30%, p>0,05). Majority of respondents declared preference working in public establishments (89%) and the main employers are the university hospital (44.3% of graduates, 12.9% of residents). Approximately 87% of graduates had a job placement before the end of their internship, compared to 15.6% of residents p <0.05). Graduates (72.4%) and residents (53.9%) considered their first position as ideal. However, 18.1% of graduates were not satisfied with their first position explained by unmet career objectives in over half of them (57.5%). 54.2% of the residents reported to be ready to apply in the private sector compared to 40.7% of the graduates (p = 0.0077). 65.1% of respondents have no perspective after their first job and there is an unemployment rate of 5% among graduates. The desire to be dual-functional exists in our profession and doubling the years of research promotes this aspiration. However, the number of hospital-university assistants does not change over time despite this. Hospital pharmacy practice changes with its legislation. It is essential to take this assessment into account in order to tackle these changes by enhancing the training of interns and meeting institutional requirements