Thank you for responding to my email.
I actually am already licensed as a pharmacist in the state where I reside. I am already done doing my sphinx test by the way and I passed it.
So for instance I get an interview (hopefully) and I bring that up, will there be a chance that probably they can take me in as an IT pharmacist? Or will it hurt my chances since as far as I know, they would require a PGY-2 residency or at least masters in health informatics?
Thank you so much once again!
Hi again Crimson!
Thank you for the clarification and congratulations on passing the Sphinx test! 🙂
Sidebar: I remember taking the Sphinx test and halfway through thinking “Well… There go my Epic dreams and dreams of getting certified…”
I can tell you from my own personal experience that not having done a residency and not holding a Masters degree in Health Informatics were not barriers to me becoming an IT pharmacist.
During interviews, I was always able to make a case for hiring me based on my past experience and my ability to adapt easily to new technologies and learn new skills with ease. (PS: you can borrow that line when you go on the interview for the position 😉 )
So, don’t let either of those be a reason you don’t go for what you want to pursue in healthcare IT. Just be sure you can and do back up what you say when you do get the job 🙂
I’d love to hear how it goes!