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Category list : Preregistration trainee

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  • Nothing wrong with the quality of MPharm graduates Subscription

    3 AUG 2015 14:34 By Yvonne Perrie, Kay Marshall
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    The Pharmacy Schools Council is concerned about the news item which appears to declare the “failure” of the current MPharm degree in educating pharmacists for future roles (The Pharmaceutical Journal

  • Calculation exam could be done at university Subscription

    30 JUL 2015 11:56 By Salim Jetha

    I agree with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) view that the General Pharmaceutical Council’s registration assessment does not reflect current practice. To reduce some pressure, perhaps pharmacy students could sit the calculation exam while at university. The passing of this exam would ...

  • A total of 2,077 pre-registration trainee pharmacists out of 2,811 passed their June 2015 registration assessment, a pass rate of 74%, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced. In the image, a young man studies for an exam

    Pre-registration pharmacist June exam pass rate falls to 74% Subscription

    24 JUL 2015 15:30
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    A total of 2,077 pre-registration trainee pharmacists out of 2,811 passed their June 2015 registration assessment, a pass rate of 74%, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced.

  • Preregistration trainees expressed concerns that questions in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s June 2015 registration assessment were too difficult or did not reflect current practice

    Pharmacy students demand changes to registration assessment Subscription

    22 JUL 2015 9:55 By George Winter
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    The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has called for changes to be made in how future pharmacists are assessed, after trainees and tutors complained about the June 2015 registration assessment.

  • Pharmacy students must be better prepared for their future careers Subscription

    14 JUL 2015 14:14 By Chijioke Agomo
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    I read with interest the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) recent conclusion that the existing MPharm degree offered by British universities fails to equip pharmacists with the skills needed to deliver care and services expected of them in the future (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:677). ...

  • BPSA wants full speed ahead with move to five-year pharmacy course Subscription

    6 JUL 2015 16:07 By Lottie Bain

    The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) fully supports the move to a five-year integrated pharmacy degree. We believe that this is essential in order to continue to train pharmacists who are fit for purpose at the point of qualification in a fast-moving and increasingly challenging profession.

  • In 2016, pre-registration trainees will sit the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment in a new format. This article explains how tutors can help prepare their trainees throughout the year. In the image, a female student

    How tutors can prepare students for the new GPhC registration assessment Subscription

    29 JUN 2015 16:47 By Johanne Barry

    In 2016, pre-registration trainees will sit the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment in a new format. Johanne Barry, who writes assessment questions for the GPhC, explains how tutors can make sure their trainees are ready.

  • Equipping future pharmacists with resources Subscription

    26 JUN 2015 16:00 By Ryan Hamilton

    Like many pharmacists I found the variation in registration assessment pass rates between institutions interesting, especially in terms of year-on-year variations within institutions. Claire Anderson (The Pharmaceutical Journal

  • We need to prepare future pharmacists to be able to work in all sectors Subscription

    25 JUN 2015 9:47 By Aamer Safdar, Atif Shamim, Ravi Sharma

    We are writing in response to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) view that the current MPharm degree fails to equip pharmacists for future roles (2015;294:677). To say that this is true would be unfair to current providers of the MPharm where there are some excellent initiatives on helping ...

  • Many factors affect the pre-registration assessment pass rate Subscription

    5 JUN 2015 8:38 By Barry Shooter

    As a part-time teacher at various schools of pharmacy and a past pre-registration tutor, I was intrigued to read the registration assessment results from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:546). However, the ...

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