References and Learning Resources
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada does not endorse any preparatory course of any kind whatsoever, and any pretence by an individual or group in making such a claim is liable to legal prosecution.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to utilize suitable reference materials and other resources in preparation for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination. It is important to identify personal learning needs in accordance with the exam blueprint (and consideration, if applicable, of feedback from any previous exam attempt).
Practising pharmacists need to continually stay up to date with therapeutics and clinical guidelines, as well as other pharmacy practice issues. This includes staying current as new developments reach practice and the workplace. It is important for candidates to use current information (including most current textbook editions) when preparing for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination.
After successful completion of the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination, there are a number of structured, preparatory “bridging” educational programs available in Canada, including: the International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) Program in Ontario (at the University of Toronto); the Canadian Pharmacy Practice Programme in British Columbia (at the University of British Columbia); and the International Pharmacy Bridging Program in Alberta (Bredin Institute in Edmonton). These programs assist candidates in further developing the knowledge, skills and abilities assessed in the Pharmacy Qualifying Examination and prepare candidates for practice in Canada. In some provinces, completion of a “bridging” program is required for licensure.
This link provides a list of references and resources that may be helpful in preparing to take the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination. This list covers a wide variety of topics and is NOT intended to serve as a study guide for the exam. Candidates are expected to self-assess their learning needs and seek out references/resources from this list that will address their specific knowledge gaps.