Dore’s essay (1) certainly represents a composite case of what can be wrong with the job of a “corporate retail” pharmacist; however, I contrast the account of his first pharmacy job with that of my own at Medical Center Pharmacy. It was in a small town in an under served state, and the pharmacy was staffed by 2 pharmacists who had completed bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and a technician who trained via the apprenticeship model. It, too, had a mirrored wall left from the soda fountain days. But we had great rapport with the local medical community and the patients who sought us out for the excellent care that they received. We didn’t have turf battles—we were clearly considered part of the wider team working together to make our community healthier.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Annals of Internal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jan 2014|