BCGP Regulatory, Geriatrics, Social, and Public Health Study Guide

The Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) Exam is likely one of the toughest exams you will take in your career.  One of the reasons it is so difficult is due to the regulatory, social, geriatric, and public health-related topics.  As a pharmacist, we like to focus on drugs, but you have to recognize the other topics in the content outline.

If you review the content outline, you’ll quickly realize that over 40% of the exam is based on these kinds of topics and statistics.  This supplemental study guide will help improve your understanding of common terms and topics in geriatrics.  It will also help you pass the BCGP exam.

In the supplemental BCGP study guide, we have covered over 40+ geriatric related topics. We’ve closely covered the BCGP content outline to make sure you have an understanding of these critical topics.

Critical BCGP Non-Clinical Topics

  • Caregiver stress/burnout
  • Communication barriers and social considerations
  • Medicare
  • Elder Abuse
  • Financial Issues
  • ADL’s
  • IADL’s
  • Ageism
  • Therapeutic Nihilism
  • Self-Determination
  • Restraints
  • Falls
  • Beer’s List
  • Start/Stopp Criteria
  • MAI
  • Advanced Directives
  • DNR
  • Power of Attorney
  • Ethics
  • Medication Errors
  • Just Culture
  • PHI
  • Cost Analysis of Drugs
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Frailty
  • Continuum of Care
  • System Level Medication Use
  • Non-drug Fall Risks
  • Medical Literature and Geriatrics
  • AND More!!

Our 38 page BCGP supplemental study guide was meant to give you a focused review of critical, non-clinical topics.  If you have an understanding of the terminology above, you will greatly improve your chances of passing.

This study guide, our statistics study guide, 2 practice exams, and the BCGP review course are all part of our signature All Access Passes.  Because many pharmacists (about 60%) have to retake the BCGP exam due to failing the first time, we have 6 months and 1 year All Access Passes available.  In 2018, this was the most difficult board certification exam with a fall pass rate of 39%!  This supplemental study guide will help you pass your BCGP exam by improving your score on social, regulatory, public health, and geriatric topics.


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