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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 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.
CCGP Self-Assessment Examination
CCGP has a Self-Assessment Examination available for purchase, both in online and paper formats. The paper format is temporarily out of print until the revised version becomes available in late November 2013. The SAE contains 150 questions and is similar in length and format to the actual Certified Geriatric Pharmacist examination.
ASCP Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Practice Resource Center
The ASCP Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Practice Resource Center also has links to a wide variety of resources and web sites on geriatrics and geriatric drug therapy. Geriatric journals, books, Web sites, and other resources on polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications, the prescribing cascade, and other topics can be accessed from this Resource Center. An alphabetical list of links to useful clinical practice guidelines is included.
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 two of these programs is provided below, only for the convenience of candidates who may be interested.
The California Geriatric Education Center and the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy conduct an annual Intensive Course in Geriatric Pharmacy and Board Review. This course is offered in conjunction with the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review. All sessions are accredited for both pharmacists and physicians. The next offering of the program is expected to be in September 2014.
The Ontario Pharmacists Association offers a CCCEP accredited continuing education program: Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults - CGP Preparation Course. This six-day program will be offered in Toronto on October 24-26, 2013 (Part 1) and November 21-23, 2013 (Part 2).
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.
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. This link has a list of the articles and links to all the abstracts:
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the CGP examination.