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This educational program requires extensive schooling including rigorous coursework in medication and drug therapies as well as a period of pharmacy rounds where students are required to spend time in various medical environments like a retail pharmacy and hospital rotations which can include psychiatric rotations, labor and delivery rotations, operating room rotations and intensive care rotations. Upon completing pharmacy school, hopeful pharmacists must successfully take the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). For more information on the NAPLEX complete with registration dates, test specifics and where to take the test, reference the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy at www.nabp.net/programs/examination/naplex/. After the completion of these schooling and the NAPLEX, students are transformed to licensed pharmacists. The following story introduces you to a hospital pharmacist as well as giving you some insight into her work day. As a hospital pharmacist for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Jennifer Plath spends her days ensuring that the patients staying at Mayo Clinic are receiving the best care possible in regard to the medications that are administered to them during their care. After completing a Doctorate of Pharmacy, Jennifer was hired at Mayo Clinic Rochester and began a career as a hospital pharmacist. Motivated by the desire to help others, Jennifer’s career covers all hospital aspects at Rochester Methodist such as processing medication orders from doctors for the floors as well as the intravenous therapy center (ITC). For more information on the pharmacy opportunities within Mayo Clinic, please consult this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/pharmacy-jobs-rst/areas.html. With these responsibilities, Jennifer monitors the course of care each patient receives.