Careers in Pharmaceutical Sciences

UW Madison Pharmaceutical Sciences Program


Career Resources from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Pharmacists (AAPS)

The AAPS Career Center provides many informative resources for students who wish to explore the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences including:

  • Is a Career in Pharmaceutical Sciences Right for Me?
  • Definitions of 9 Disciplines within Pharmaceutical Science
  • From the Lab to Your Medicine Cabinet: A Pharmaceutical Drug’s Journey
  • Cool Approaches to Medicine
  • Career Tesitmonials (academia, industry, CROs, government, graduate school)
  • AAPS Pharmaceutical Primers
    Written to help students determine which field of study within pharmaceutical sciences will best match their career goals.  Topics include:

    1. Drug Development
    2. Molecular drug targets, proteomics, bioinformatics, and drug design
    3. Delivery systems and formulation design
    4. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical evaluation
    5. Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and clinical evaluation
    6. The role of the FDA/USP in pharmaceutical sciences
    7. Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Video Interview Series