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Differences between MBBS and Pharm.D Courses

Total Duration
MBBS/MD : 6.5 Years/ 3 years
Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) : 6 Years/ 4+3 Years

#MAJORS SUBJECTS

*MBBS/MD
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Bio-chemistry
• Forensic Medicine
• Pathology
• Microbiology
• Pharmacology
• Community Medicine
• Medicine
• General Pharmacological Principles and Applied Sciences (MD)
• Toxicology (MD)
• Molecular Biology in Pharmacology
• Isolation of Compounds from Herbal Sources (MD)

*Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate)
• All subjects given in MBBS/MD
Plus
• Pharmacotherapeutics
• Pharmacoepidemiology
• Pharmacoeconomic s
• Clinical Research
• Clinical Pharmacy
• Biopharmaceutic s
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic
• Drug Monitoring (TDM)
• Hospital Pharmacy
• Pharmaceutical Formulations
• Biostatistics and Research
• Methodology
• Pharmaceutical Analysis

#MBBS/MD
• Clinical Clerkship : No
• Clinical Project : Yes
• Clinical Internship : Yes
• Clinical Posting : Yes (Started from 3rd semester)

#Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate)
• Clinical Clerkship : Yes (6 Months during 5th year)
• Clinical Project : Yes
• Clinical Internship : Yes (1 Full year)
• Clinical Posting : Yes (Started from 2nd year)

#STRENGTHS

MBBS/MD : Diagnosis of different ailments

Pharm.D/ Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate)
• Medication Therapy Management
(Individualizing the treatment )
• Pharmacotherapeutics
• Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
• Drug utilization Evaluation
• Pharmacology (Deep understanding)
• Biostatistics (Deep understandings)
• Pharmacoepidemiology
• Pharmacoeconomics
• ADR monitoring and management
• Drug interaction Monitoring
• Medication Adherence
• Dose calculations
• Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
• Patient Counseling
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry
• Pharmaceutical Analysis

#WEAKNESS
MBBS/MD : Less exposure related to Drugs (Deals mainly with the diagnosis)

Pharm.D/ Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) : Less practical exposure in the hospital related to surgery (Deals mainly about the drugs)

#GLOBAL ACCEPTANCE
Pharm.D/ Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) : Running in more than 30 Countries Like USA, Canada even in Pakistan

#USA STATUS
MBBS/MD : Diagnosis

Pharm.D/ Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) : Pharm.D in USA have full rights to prescribe the medicine to patient. In fact he is the only responsible healthcare professional as far as drug therapy is concern.



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