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Interest: Basic knowledge at medicine making

  1. Jun 30, 2011 #1
    It would be awesome if there was a course - intro to medicine making where I would get to create a pill but there isn't. What would be the closest thing to it? I thought I could major in 1 field to get the medicine knowledge but even that's not true. Even inside pharmacology, there are more categories I have to chose for. So is it not possible for me to the knowledge from 1 education about drug-research into the following types: Painkiller, anti-bacterial, boost, etc.?


    P.S. I am attending University of Akron. Am willing to change Universities just for this.
    (since pharmacology isn't even offered there.)
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  3. Jun 30, 2011 #2

    Andy Resnick

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  4. Jul 1, 2011 #3
    Would I have enough basic knowledge to do continual research on my own after my Undergrad degree, because right now, I feel hopeless. Or would I be actually be making stuff in the Lab by my Master's or even PhD?

    EDITED LATER: Referring to Medicinal Chemistry.
    (in response to eXorikos)
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  5. Jul 1, 2011 #4
    You want to be able to study farmacology after 1 class?
  6. Jul 3, 2011 #5
    (Check my last thread.)
  7. Jul 4, 2011 #6
    You will need a year of general chemistry and a year of organic chemistry before you can understand anything.

    edit: As an example, a popular organic chemistry experiment is to make benzocaine, a local anesthetic. http://courses.chem.psu.edu/chem35/Syn%20Sp06/35Exp86.pdf [Broken]
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  8. Jul 4, 2011 #7
    I feel like this is rather sketchy... for what purpose do you want to learn how to make pills for personal research...
  9. Jul 11, 2011 #8
    Is Medicinal Chemistry only offered as a Graduate program?
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