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Pre-registration exams


With preparation well underway for the GPhC registration exam scheduled for 28 June 2018, we have put together all our relevant articles about the assessment, including tips for pre-registration trainees on how to tackle the calculations paper, general advice about exam preparation and what candidates can expect on the day.

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How to succeed in the Oriel multiple mini interviewsSubscription

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There are several things to consider when preparing for your multiple mini interviews. Here is a guide to help you prepare.

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Six things to look for in a pharmacy preregistration placementSubscription

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Preferencing the right training providers in Oriel will be one of the most important decisions for a future trainee to make. Here is what students should consider before making that choice.

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How to handle online criticism


Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice on the receiving negative comments on social media.

Pharmacy calculation prep guide

Your pharmacy calculations prep guide


Babir Malik’s top tips for approaching the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.

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Marie-Anne Durham: coffee, ethics and David AttenboroughSubscription


Spend a minute getting to know the winner of the 2018 Scottish Pharmacy Awards Student Leadership Prize.

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Nine essential resources for preregistration trainees

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Resources preregistration trainee pharmacists should be aware of and know how to use.

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A day in the life of an industry preregistration pharmacist


Aisha Ahmed details a typical working day for a preregistration trainee pharmacist at GSK.

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Tips to help newly registered pharmacists prepare for revalidation


Once registered, pharmacists need to revalidate each year and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is here to help, says Janet Till.

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How we worked together to develop a unique community pharmacy oral health service

Students at University College London are tasked with developing a novel pharmaceutical service as part of their final MPharm year.

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How to get through the MPharm dissertation

Incoming preregistration trainee Ausaf Khan provides advice on how to finish the MPharm dissertation.

Real-world experiences during pharmacy summer placements can boost a student’s prospects, but uptake appears to be dropping.

Why are pharmacy students steering clear of summer placements?

Real-world experiences during pharmacy summer placements can boost a student’s prospects, but uptake appears to be dropping.

Pharmacy calculation prep guide

Your pharmacy calculations prep guide

Babir Malik’s top tips for approaching the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.

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What I gained from attending the RPS Science and Research Summit

Tsz To Sham encourages pharmacy students to take every opportunity to attend pharmacy conferences.

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The RPS Foundation Programme: a hospital perspective

Daisy Keegan describes her experience of completing Foundation Stage 1 of the RPS Foundation Programme.

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My Erasmus experience in Helsinki

Reesha Solanki explains why pharmacy students should consider taking part in Erasmus.

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Intraprofessional learning in readiness for interprofessional working

An initiative at the University of Bradford which supports intraprofessional learning between pharmacy students and student pharmacy technicians.

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UCL Fight the Fakes: improving medication safety in hospital pharmacy

In February 2019, UCL Fight the Fakes attended a roundtable discussion on the implementation status of the Falsified Medicines Directive in hospital pharmacy.

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What to do when social media goes bad

The student-led Robert Gordon University Pharmacy Law and Ethics Group reminds pharmacy professionals of how online behaviour can influence younger members of the profession.

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How to get through the preregistration year

Newly registered pharmacist, Marina Dinithi Goonatilaka, shares her three tips on how to get through the preregistration training year.

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How pharmacy schools can better represent minority ethnic students

Pharmacy student Somto Madueke highlights how pharmacy schools can tackle ethnic disparities and support minority ethnic students to succeed.

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My summer internship at a GP practice

Shanza Khan describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group.

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Is ethnicity an issue for pharmacy students?

Kweku Bimpong, fourth year pharmacy student and publications officer for the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, gives his view on how ethnicity impacts students from minority ethnic backgrounds. 

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Preparing for day one

Zahra Mahomed details how she prepared herself for life as a registered pharmacist.

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How the shortage of preregistration placements should be addressed

Final year pharmacy student Mahamoud Ali shares his concerns over fewer numbers of preregistration placements available compared to trainees.

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An amazing summer experience at the University of Manchester, School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy students from Cairo University attended a Clinical Pharmacy Summer School at the University of Manchester 

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The curious life of a prison pre-registration trainee

Xinyu (Lisa) Yu describes her experience of completing her pre-registration training in a prison.

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Supporting black pharmacy students: how can we improve?

Mahendra Patel urges the pharmacy profession to do more for BAME students.

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Mental health first aid for students needing support

Queen’s University Belfast School of Pharmacy have formed a student-led mental health and well-being team to help safeguard the health of every student.

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RPS to explore potential of early years pharmacy technicians

18 SEP 2019

Work towards a UK-wide foundation pharmacy technician framework will be undertaken by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Work Psychology Group — a team of organisational psychology consultants.

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Pass rate gap widens for black trainees in preregistration exam

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The difference in pass rates between black African and white British preregistration trainees taking the General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment has widened by four percentage points since 2018.

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Duncan Craig: 'I'm concerned students' scientific acumen is completely ignored'Subscription

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The chair of the Pharmacy Schools Council on five-year MPharm degrees, apprenticeships and the impact of Brexit on research.

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A third of students on experiential learning programme had no contact with patients, finds report

16 AUG 2019

A third of undergraduate pharmacy students who answered a survey after taking part in an experiential learning pilot programme in Scotland said they had not had any contact with patients during their placement.

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