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Do not allow new schools of pharmacy to open until there is a market correction to the supply and demand of the pharmacist.

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Pharmacist joblessness crisis is here and you have the opportunity to prevent it from getting worse. You have the power to maintain the pharmacy profession as an attractive career that allows dignity and a good standard of living. If you continue to allow more schools to open up and saturate an already suffocating market.

By allowing new schools to open you are saying to current and future pharmacists that

-you do not care that they are unable to obtain employment at the beginning, mid or end of their career

-you do not care that people dedicating their life with an oath to the profession – that they will be unable to pay back their debt, unable to find a job with a market that cannot sustain them

-you do not care to take an active role to promote a healthy supply that aligns with current market demands for this profession

These are some articles, and there are many more, documenting an oversupply of pharmacists, most attributed to the fact that new schools have continued to open up:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3687123/

http://www.pharmacist.com/are-there-enough-jobs-pharmacists-or-supply-and-demand-just-leveling-out

http://www.pharmacypracticenews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=Operations+%26+Management&d_id=53&i=October+2013&i_id=1006&a_id=24255

Here are forums where you can find people, some with and others without much experience, all equally desperate to get work:

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/pharmacist-no-job-work-as-a-tech.1002659/
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/anyone-else-unable-to-find-work-as-a-pharmacist.1067452/
http://www.indeed.com/forum/job/pharmacist/Cannot-find-job-pharmacist-USA-Unemployed-pharmacist/t432439

Sign this petition to formally voice that there is a problem of supply and demand within this market that Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has the power to try to correct or at the very least, not make worse.

Thank you!



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