Originally Posted by PurestAmbrosia
Pharm.D is actually a professional degree abbreviated from Doctor of Pharmacy (not Pharmacology). Pharmacology is a discipline within Pharmacy and it involves the study, research, and practice of how drugs work in the body. Pharm.D, however, involves clinical practice of pharmacy that embodies, drug use, patient counseling, and effective therapeutic regimen. Pharm.D's work closely with all health professionals in deciding patients' medication profile.
You may get a Bachelors of Pharmacology if you wish in many universities or you may specialize it in graduate school after attending College of Pharmacy or any other disciplines.
After MBBS or M.D you may opt to do Clinical Pharmacology where you will actively participate in the deciding on which therapeutic regimen is the best for a given patient based on real-time clinical data or observations, unlike Ph.D in Pharmacology, where you work will almost always be based on laboratory work; conducting prospective studies on a new entity or effects of drugs on animals.
Pharmacy is a great career choice. You're an integral part in the health sciences community and pharmacists with Pharm.D are gaining worldwide recognition for their expertise in drugs, their usage, interactions, and practical patient-based therapeutic modalities. With a Pharm.D you may also become professors at universities.