With the help of a few other board-certified pharmacists, we’ve been creating board certification study materials since 2015. Having taken the BCPS and BCGP exam twice each (initial certification and recertification), I feel like we have a lot to offer. With that said our content is not perfect, but it gets closer every year. We’ve done major updates since 2019 after these Meded101 BCPS reviews below were made and also continue to do updates annually. In an effort to be transparent, I wanted to share those online reviews from several years ago.
“I wouldn’t use it… It’s SUPER SIMPLE/CHARTS. I saw some of the material from a friend and it looks very BASIC/covers just the tip of the iceberg. There’s no way I would have passed the test. I would go with ACCP or high yield. High yield has a money back guarantee and the quiz questions helped me pass the stats portion. ACCP is really good and the test questions are decent. My order: high yield, accp, ….med101”
“I purchased this and ended up not using it. It was not helpful. The biostat package was helpful though. I also purchased one of the mock exams and it was helpful.”
Reviews of our BCPS Study Materials over the last few years:
I cannot thank you enough – very much appreciated- the charts / tests and slides had a huge impact on my passing the BCPS. Your site made a huge difference and is very well organized. I really feel you covered the areas Pharmacology, Regulatory, and Biostatistics very well. – Joseph Dougherty
I would like to say thank you for your BCPS study material. Having practiced as a pharmacist for just over 10 years in Australia, I have always try to keep myself up-to-date with current guidelines, the latest evidence, and clinical knowledge. However, having failed twice previously, I needed guidance that is succinct and focused on pharmacotherapy and pharmacy practice in the US context – your study material provided exactly that. I have done basic biostatistics post-graduate and your stat study guide was a good revision for me (especially the table showing an overview of important statistical tests). I think your recently-added regulatory study guide was what really pushed me over the pass mark – that 32-page was enough for me to understand the important roles each organization plays in the US healthcare system. – Alex Chan
Eric, I cannot thank you enough for these study materials. I used them for both the BCPS and BCGP and passed with flying colors! – Steven Geltzer
“It was very helpful for me and worth the money.” – Toni
“I purchased both courses from ASHP and ACCP. Your questions give the material from ACCP a run for its money, in as much as you present valid, valuable clinical information.” – Mary B
“I was surprised by the ease it took me to understand the key concepts while reviewing your study guide. It was very reader-friendly and well written. For someone like me who has not had enough exposure to statistics, let alone biostatistics, it was of tremendous value.” – Mike M.
I address those criticisms and provide other information in the video below. Since those constructive comments in 2019, we’ve added nearly 1,700 practice questions, 10-15 hours of more in-depth lectures (totaling nearly 30 hours), and over 400 slides to our PDF slide deck. In addition, we’ve continued to add content to the statistics and regulatory study guide based on user feedback and changes in the BCPS content outline over the last several years. I also personally review the content on an annual basis to ensure the pharmacotherapy section matches current guidelines and recommendations. Our BCPS Study Materials can be found here.
High Yield Med Reviews Money Back Guarantee
I wanted to share the experience of a few pharmacists regarding the High Yield Med Reviews Money Back Guarantee. If you do choose High Yield BCPS study materials or others, please be advised that the likelihood you actually get your money back if you fail is extremely low. I only point this out because I had a pharmacist email me in frustration about this. In addition, another pharmacist emailed and said it was likely reading through mortgage documents, and after reviewing the High Yield Med Reviews Money Back Guarantee, I can understand why most pharmacists would be ineligible to get their money back. Here are a few of the MANDATORY stipulations to actually get your money back.
- Have reviewed and completed over 97% of every practice test question available
- NOTE: I would NOT recommend that you spend much time on topic areas that you know (i.e. if you are a diabetes educator in practice, I would not spend much time on studying diabetes). The BCPS exam is a VERY broad exam and you have to focus on weaknesses.
- The customer shall also demonstrate, through user statistics, that they have been able to answer more than 70% of practice test questions correct from within the completed questions available Q-Bank
- This time frame is set to be at a minimum of 50 seconds per question (if you don’t take 50 seconds per question, they can refuse to give you your money back).
- Furthermore, the length of time to review each practice question at any one time shall not be greater than 7 minutes.
- The Customer must have reviewed and completed every online lecture designed and advertised for the Customer’s specific board exam type and review course type. Completion of each lecture is defined as watching every available lecture for the full length of the lecture
- As of September 11, 2020: BCPS and BCACP Customers must attend 50% of the webinar study group sessions provided with their package with the guarantee designated at the time of purchase and recommended for their review course exam type
- If a Customer should not meet all of the above criteria, no refund, in any amount, will be provided except in the sole discretion of High-Yield Med Reviews
I just wanted to share this to ensure that you don’t purchase High Yield in anticipation to get your money back if you don’t pass.
I try to keep the costs down on our study materials and High Yield is pricey for sure. If you are using High Yield Med Reviews, prepare for a significant amount of pathophysiology and diagnostics. One pharmacist who was overwhelmed and frustrated noted that she felt like “she was studying for med school”. While this information can be valuable to know as a clinician, the BCPS exam is going to primarily test you on drug selection. I know that my time was limited when studying for the BCPS exam so that is how I designed our content. We heavily focus on drug selection (i.e. why you would choose a drug or why you wouldn’t – guidelines, drug interactions, adverse effects, contraindications, etc.).
Thanks! Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP