BPS Study Group

Upcoming Study Group Sessions:

Summer/Fall 2021: July-September 2021
After a pilot project in 2019, IPA started the BPS Study Group program which is offered twice per year to members and non-members. The goal is to complement various study materials currently available to help pharmacists learn together as they plan to sit for either the initial or recertification BPS exam for BCPS, BCACP, and BCGP certifications. This 12-week course covers various topics. See the course template below.
 
The study group will meet virtually once per week at 8:00 pm CT. Participants are encouraged to review subject matter content before the virtual meeting in preparation for 60 minutes of active discussion, with the potential of reaching 90 minutes based on question and answer session. 
 
Each participant is required to lead at least one discussion, and other content experts from across the state will lead these webinar-based learning modules. Past participants have seen this study group as a great way to stay accountable to your studying while ensuring your understanding of all knowledge areas of the exams. Utilize your IPA professional network to conquer this next career milestone!  

The registration for the next Study Group will be posted here once the Summer and Fall dates are confirmedMinimum number of 10 participants are needed for the study group. Registration ends one week prior to the start of the session.

 
Tentative Schedule & Content Review
 Week  Topic
1 GI Disorders
2 Nephrology
3 Cardiology/Anticoagulation
     *Hour 1 – BCACP focused
     *Hour 2 – BCPS focused
4 Endocrinology (including Diabetes)
5 Infectious Disease
     *Hour 1 – BCPS focused
     *Hour 2 – BCACP focused
6 Men’s/Women’s Health
7 Pulmonary
8 Laws, Regulations, Healthcare System
9 Fluids, Electrolyte Disorders, Nutrition
10 Psychiatry/Neurology
11 Geriatrics/Pediatrics
12 Biostatistics and Study Design
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
We encourage Study Group participants to purchase at-home study materials. Here is a short list reviewed and recommended for use by past participants.
 Test Organization Type Cost
BCACP APhA
  • Online review course
  • Online review products coming soon
$200 – member
$350 – non-member
ACCP
ASHP
  • Online review course offered jointly through ACCP and ASHP
 
  • Online workbook offered jointly through ACCP and ASHP
$425 – member
$625 – non-member



 
$165 – member
$265 – non-member 
BCPS ASHP
  • Full online review course
 
  • Review Practice Exam
$425 – member
$625 – non-member

 
$75 – member
$99 – non-member
ACCP
  • Online review course
 
  • Online workbook
$425 – member
$625 – non-member
 
$165 – member
$265 – non-member
 
If you have other study materials that could be useful to this group, please send these recommendations to ipa@iarx.org or contact Anthony Pudlo, VP of Professional Affairs, at apudlo@iarx.org if you have any questions.