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How to Prepare for the CGP Examination
The Certified Geriatric Pharmacist examination is a test of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to geriatric pharmacy practice. The CCGP Candidate Handbook contains a content outline for the CGP examination, which provides an overview of the topics or subjects that are included on the examination.
ASCP Online Review Course
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists offers an online review course in geriatric pharmacy practice. This course provides continuing education credit. A package of introductory courses is available for purchase. This package has been updated to reflect the content of the revised 2014 CGP examination.
CCGP Self-Assessment Examination
CCGP has a Self-Assessment Examination available for purchase, both in online and paper formats. The SAE contains 150 questions and is similar in length and format to the actual Certified Geriatric Pharmacist examination.
Live Review Courses
CCGP has not endorsed or approved any live programs that are intended or marketed as programs to prepare pharmacists to take the CGP examination. Information about these programs is provided below, only for the convenience of candidates who may be interested.
UCLA conducts an annual Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Pharmacy and Board Review. All sessions are accredited for both pharmacists and physicians. The next offering of the program will be September 9th - 12th, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
The Ontario Pharmacists Association offers a CCCEP accredited continuing education program: Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults - CGP Preparation Course. This four-day program is scheduled to be offered twice in 2015. The first offering is in March and April with Part I on March 21st - 22nd, and Part II on April 25th - 26th. The second offering is in the fall during September and October, with Part I on September 19th - 20th, and Part II on October 17th - 18th.
Population Specific Activities and Statistics
CCGP is frequently asked about resources to learn about preparing for the Domain III of the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist examination, dealing with Population Specific Activities. This includes interpreting journal articles, biostatistics, and research. Shown below are some resources that may be helpful.
DiCenzo R. Clinical Pharmacist's Guide to Biostatistics and Literature Evaluation. 2011. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Woloshin S., Schwartz LM, Welch HG. Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics. 2008. University of California Press.
Wheelan, Charles. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data. 2013. W. W. Norton & Co.
Monica L. Gaddis and Gary M. Gaddis wrote a 6-part series of articles, Introduction to Biostatistics, which was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, beginning in January 1990. This is a classic series of articles that are still quite useful today. However, the full text articles are not available without purchase or subscription. The link above produces a list of the articles and links to all the abstracts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the CGP examination.
CCGP Key Resources in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
CCGP has created a resource page with a listing of key resources in geriatric pharmacotherapy. This page is a good place to start to learn some basics of medication use in older adults.