Congratulations on making the decision to work in the pharmaceutical industry. You may have already explored all the institutes that provide various degrees in Pharma. While all pharmacists are required to complete degrees from one out of the many Pharmacy Colleges in India, there are a few things that you should know before you start with your educational journey towards becoming a pharmacist:
Before you start studying in any pharmacy school, it's important to know the brand and generic name, the therapeutic class, indication, and schedule of the top 150 drugs. Depending on which institute you decide to study in, you will be expected to memorise at least the top 100 - 200 prescribed drugs in India. Knowing this will put you ahead in your class and will be one less thing to study before your exams.
Working in this industry requires public speaking to a certain degree. Especially when you are directly speaking to patients. Since patients don’t understand medical terms, it's your responsibility to explain to them how a particular drug will affect them. Many colleges these days incorporate classes and events in their curriculum that pushes students to speak in public, hence enhancing their communication skills.
However, you shouldn’t wait to work on these skills until you start college. Start now. Sit people down and talk about a certain topic, or talk to yourself in the mirror. Whatever method you choose, start practicing good communication skills from today.
Hopefully, by now you have already developed some sort of study routine because in pharmacy school you will need it. Between your lectures, practicals, and internships, it's important you figure out the best time and way for you to effectively study if you want to pass your exams.
As a pharmacy student, you will find that you don’t have enough time to sleep. Maybe because you are cramming 6 weeks of lectures a day before your exam, or because you were at your internship late into the night. No matter the reason, you will always find yourself wanting a few more hours of sleep. So make sure, you get all the sleep you can whenever you can.
Though this may feel like a lot of work before you even start with pharmacy school, it will all be worth it. Following the above points will truly make a difference in the way you engage in class during your years at Pharmacy Colleges in Bangalore or any other city.