Foreign pharmacists in Finland

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TheEeyra
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Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by TheEeyra » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:07 pm

Hi, friends!

I am planning on moving to Finland this summer (2016) and I am looking for a job in a pharmacy. The whole process is very complicated and I would like to ask if amongst you is anybody who might have gone through the whole title recognition, possible exams, etc. process. I need some advice in this matter. Anything is welcome.

Thank you very much!


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wolf80
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Re: Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by wolf80 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:56 pm

Hi,

So you already completed your pharmacy studies? Then you have to apply with Valvira to get your right to practice in Finland, see here: http://www.valvira.fi/web/en/healthcare ... ice_rights

To get a job in a pharmacy you will have to be fluent in Finnish I would say. How are your language skills?


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Re: Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by TheEeyra » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:54 pm

Hello,

snap, so my post is gone. Well, again then.

I will be a master's degree pharmacist soon, and I will graduate in Czech Republic. Here are the facts that I know:
- I need to apply for the title recognition to Valvira
- I read the Act of Health Care Professionals and it mentions that I might need to do either adaptation period or aptitude examination, whichever I choose
- the webpage of faculty of pharmacy, of the University of Helsinki says that applicants apply for a non-degree study or something like that, and need to have a language skill 4, well I might be something around A1 :D
-> all concluded I don't understand that if for the recognition itself I need the language certificate, because then Valvira webpages say that I shouldn't but my employer might need some proof of my language skills. OBVIOUSLY I won't work as a pharmacist anytime soon because I don't speak the language but I just don't understand the whole title recognition procedure. And Valvira is not responding to me yet :( So I am looking for somebody that might have gone through this all. (Ofc the EU directive changed recently but still any info is better than none)

Are you a pharmacist by any chance?

Thank you! :) (copying this to make sure haha)
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Ayesha Seemab
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Re: Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by Ayesha Seemab » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Hey I am. Pharmacist and I came to Finland 2 months ago. I want to register myself.. And I really don't understand the procedure. Can someone write in easy and conclusive words what to do😕 Besides can I do marketing job without registering myself as pharmacist?


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Re: Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by Upphew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 am

Ayesha Seemab wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Hey I am. Pharmacist and I came to Finland 2 months ago. I want to register myself.. And I really don't understand the procedure. Can someone write in easy and conclusive words what to do😕 Besides can I do marketing job without registering myself as pharmacist?
https://www.valvira.fi/web/en/healthcar ... ice_rights
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Re: Foreign pharmacists in Finland

Post by wolf80 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:13 am

Upphew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 am
Ayesha Seemab wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Hey I am. Pharmacist and I came to Finland 2 months ago. I want to register myself.. And I really don't understand the procedure. Can someone write in easy and conclusive words what to do😕 Besides can I do marketing job without registering myself as pharmacist?
https://www.valvira.fi/web/en/healthcar ... ice_rights
Exactly the link I had posted before. All the information is there. If you need more information, contact Valvira, they can answer them.


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