« on: April 12, 2010, 10:46:09 PM »
Thanks everyone for your advice!
To the last poster, a Pharm.D is not a Ph.D, which means it's a professional degree, it teaches you how to dispense drugs and does not teach you the research or the science behind the molecular mechanisms of these molecules. Of course, a pharmacist must understand basic organic chemistry (I have many friends who went into pharmacy years ago; we were all in science undergrad together). But pharmacy is a profession, it's the service industry rather than research and development industry. A Ph.D is more technical and you learn all there is to know about mechanisms; so when it comes to drug patents and you get asked technical questions as a lawyer, you will know how to respond.