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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

BPS Study Group - Summer 2021 (cancelled)

Start Date: 7/13/2021 8:00 PM CDT
End Date: 9/28/2021 9:30 PM CDT

Venue Name: Virtual

Organization Name: Iowa Pharmacy Association

Elizabeth Orput
Email: eorput@iarx.org
Phone: (515) 270-0713

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.
This study group will meet virtually once per week at 8:00 pm starting July 13th and ending September 28th, 2021. 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!  
Register today!  Minimum of 10 participants are needed. 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
BPS Study Materials:
Test Organization Type Cost



$200 - member
$350 - non-member

$50 - member
$100 - non-member

$425 - member
$625 - non-member

$165 - member
$265 - non-member                               




$425 - member
$625 - non-member

$75 - member
$99 - non-member             

BPS Website: https://www.bpsweb.org/  

BCACP Review Website information:
APhA – https://www.pharmacist.com/ambulatory-care-review-and-recertification-activities?is_sso_called=1
ASHP - https://www.rxcertifications.org/Ambulatory-Care/Certification-Preparation
ACCP - https://www.accp.com/store/product.aspx?pc=APC18G

BCPS Review Website information:
ACCP - https://www.accp.com/store/product.aspx?pc=PPC18G
ASHP - https://www.ashp.org/Professional-Development/Board-Certification-Resources/Pharmacotherapy/Pharmacotherapy-Certification-Preparation

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.

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