Free BCGP Practice Questions – Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

The (Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist) BCGP exam is one of the most challenging board exams you’ll likely ever take in your career. Pass rates have ranged down below 50% during some years! It is nice to have an idea of what to anticipate with this exam so we wanted to share these free BCGP practice questions to help give you a sense of what to expect.

In summary, the BCGP exam is a 150-question, multiple-choice exam with 4 answers and only one of those answers is correct. Only generic names are used and that is what we used in the free BCGP practice questions below. We update our study materials annually and have helped thousands of pharmacists pass their board exams. We include a BCGP review course (videos), PDF slides, nearly 1,500 practice questions, a regulatory and geriatrics study guide, a statistics review, comparison tables, and much more in our all-access pass.

If you have already purchased study materials but are interested in more BCGP practice questions, you will find out BCGP question banks helpful. All of these resources and study options can be found on our BCGP study materials page at meded101 below.

Welcome to your Free BCGP Practice Questions

Elder Abuse

Which of the following terms/definitions pairing about elder abuse does not match?

Geriatric Syndromes

Geriatric syndromes are complex health states that are the consequence of multiple age-related physiological changes. Which of the following conditions is not considered to be a geriatric syndrome?

Pneumonia Vaccination

For adults aged 65 years or older who have never received a pneumococcal vaccination before, which vaccination regimen is currently recommended by the CDC?


Which of the following is considered an Activity of Daily Living (ADL) versus an instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) 

Empagliflozin and The Beers Criteria

According to the AGS updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, which of the following statements is true regarding empagliflozin?

Warfarin Bleed Risk Interaction

Which of the following medications/supplements could increase a patient’s INR when given to a patient already on warfarin?

Creatinine Clearance and Aging

How does aging affect creatinine clearance?

Medication Absorption in Geriatrics

 Which of the following is true about age-related medication absorption? 

  1. There is a decrease in gastric PH
  2. There is a slowed gastric emptying
  3. There is a decrease in small-bowel surface area 

Half-Life and Benzodiazepines

Which of the following benzodiazepines should generally be avoided in older adults due to its longer half-life?

Medication Induced Hyperlipidemia

Which of the following medications can increase LDL-C?

Prescribing Cascade

Which of the following is an example of a prescribing cascade?

Study Design

Researchers have recently been studying a new medication for its effects on blood pressure in geriatric patients. Two groups are set up. One group will receive a placebo first and the other will receive the treatment first. Subjects with baseline systolic blood pressure of 130-140 mmHg are being given the medication for 4 weeks with a 2 week washout period and then getting placebo for 4 weeks or vice versa depending upon which group they are in. What type of study design would this be considered?

Urinary Incontinence Types

What type of urinary incontinence is defined when there is an involuntary loss of urine due to physical activity or exertion?

Drug Induced Cognitive Impairment

LR is an 85-year-old male who is experiencing acute cognitive impairment. Which of his medications is most likely to be contributing to the issue?

Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Criteria

Which of the following does not represent a medication appropriateness criteria designed for elderly patients?

We hope you have found these BCGP practice questions helpful in your preparation for the BCGP exam. Please check out all of our resources on this exam by following this link! You may also reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any specific questions!

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Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP


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  2. Venkata Panchumarthi

    I am Venkata Panchumarthi.
    Awesome.This post is very nice and it is very informative.Thanks for sharing such a nice post


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Written By Eric Christianson

January 24, 2024

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