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RxPrep has been in business since 2001 and has helped over 35,000 students pass their licensure exams and practice safe, knowledgeable pharmacy. We now teach for the four largest chains, for many colleges and at several professional meetings. This will be our 9th year presenting the mini-review for APhA.
RxPrep was developed by Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS and Sherry Brown, PharmD, MBA, BCPS. We are experienced pharmacists who are residency-trained (Sherry in critical care, Karen in ambulatory care) and former College faculty. We have many years of experience in inpatient and community practice. We focus on the drugs our colleagues see in practice—and our students do well.
RxPrep’s online review is delivered via streaming video over the internet for viewing at the student’s convenience. The online course provides students with access to 66 lectures—all topics required to do well. The online course is taped each December and is current for spring exams.
Each student receives the RxPrep Course Book. The text is accurate, complete and current. The chapters match to the online lectures.
Your students can enter the website through an institution-specific portal with your College’s logo and any messages you would like posted. If the quiz bank is used along with the online course (which is highly recommended) both would be accessed through the school’s portal. Analytics on the student’s results in each topic area can be provided monthly at no additional cost.
RxPrep’s comprehensive assessment quiz bank allows students to assess drug knowledge by individual topic areas prior to sitting for licensure. The quiz bank sections match the chapters in our text book and online lectures.
Each assessment section includes top seller brand/generics, common dosing and dosage forms, drug interactions, side effects, warnings and counseling points. Essential hospital drugs are included. Foundation topics, such as calculations, biostatistics, pharmacoeconomics and medication safety are included.
The calculations section has been expanded by roughly 50%—we are responding to a need for more basic math problems, such as reading graphs and calculating percentages. Math competency is required for both the exam and for practice.
This past year we worked with three schools in accreditation trouble due to low pass rates. All school pass rates increased over 20 percentage points (into the mid 90’s from high 60’s-low 70’s.)
The quiz is designed to be thorough but kept within the arena of basic competency. Four hundred additional questions are being reviewed by colleagues and will be added shortly. Students love the quiz bank—it quickly became a top-selling item last year.
For colleges we conduct intensive licensure reviews that are two to five days in length. Five days provides close to a complete review. The schools are sent an agenda in advance and are welcome to modify the topics to include areas the students or faculty would like reinforced. Our spring teaching schedule is busy. If you have interest in a live review option, please contact us as soon as possible. Some schools are scheduling reviews earlier than the usual May-June time frame. This is more practical for our schedule but also benefits the students. We are explicit on material required for safe practice (and consequently, for the exam); an earlier review provides a longer period to study and perform assessment prior to sitting for licensure.
We are happy to provide sample copies of our 2013 course text and/or guest access to the online lectures and/or quiz bank. Just ask. There are sample lectures that display the teaching style used in our program on youtube; search for rxprep and you will find them.
You can reach us by sending your information via the contact us page and we will get back to you shortly. For an immediate response, please give us a call.