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Pre-registration exams

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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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What to do when your preregistration trainee is unhappy with their training Subscription

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When a preregistration trainee is dissatisfied with their placement, it is important that their employer tries to address the underlying issues.

What pharmacy preregistration trainees should consider before switching placements

Consider these six factors before switching pharmacy preregistration training sitesSubscription

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Pharmacy preregistration trainees may wish to move placements, but the decision to switch should not be made lightly.

The six qualities all excellent pre-registration tutors have

The six qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should have Subscription

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Whether new or experienced, there are qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should possess.

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My pharmacy preregistration training provider wasn't up to scratch

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Newly registered locum pharmacist Diba Keyhanfar moved training sites a number of times during her preregistration training.

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Oriel situational judgement test: what pharmacy students need to know Subscription

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The Oriel situational judgement test is designed to determine what action you would take when presented with certain scenarios while working as a preregistration pharmacist. Here is what you need to consider before and during this assessment.

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Oriel numeracy test: what pharmacy students need to know Subscription

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The Oriel numeracy test is designed to examine your ability to solve practice-based calculations. Here is what you need to consider before and during this assessment.

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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

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

Pharmacy calculation prep guide

Your pharmacy calculations prep guide

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

How interdisciplinary collaboration deepened my appreciation for other healthcare professions

How ditching professional tribalism and working collaboratively benefits us all

We shouldn’t be afraid to collaborate with non-pharmacists — we all become better professionals when we teach and learn from each other.

How I enhanced my CV by participating in extracurricular activities

How I boosted my pharmacy CV with extracurricular activities

It takes more than academic achievement to succeed as a pharmacist, says fourth-year pharmacy student Alex McTaggart.

How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap

How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap

Black pharmacy students at the University of Manchester have created an organisation to tackle the growing gap in preregistration assessment pass rates between black students and their peers.

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My pharmacy preregistration training provider wasn't up to scratch

Newly registered locum pharmacist Diba Keyhanfar moved training sites a number of times during her preregistration training.

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Our experience of preregistration training in general practice

As general practice pharmacy preregistration training opportunities are now available through Oriel, three newly-qualified pharmacists share their recent placement experience.

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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.

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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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Patient services must not be hit by standardised pharmacist foundation training, hospital trusts saySubscription

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Training needed to introduce a standard foundation programme for newly qualified pharmacists must not affect patient services, hospital trusts have told Health Education England in a report.

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Oriel application process should take more note of work experience and extracurricular activities, BPSA report finds Subscription

16 JAN 2020By

Multiple mini interviews should take greater account of applicants’ work experience and extracurricular activities, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has said.

Developing sustainable regional networks for pharmacy research: The Great North Pharmacy Research CollaborativeSubscription

10 JAN 2020

To help grow and support pharmacy research activity, in 2016, a group of pharmacists from Durham University received institutional funding to develop a local postgraduate pharmacy research conference. The conference aimed to give postgraduate pharmacists an opportunity to showcase projects they had worked on since graduation, which included research conducted as part of doctoral or Master’s degree studies, audits, service evaluations, quality improvement projects and other work conducted ...

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Number of preregistration pharmacists increases by 60% in one yearSubscription

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A record number of pharmacy graduates in Wales have taken up preregistration placements for the year 2020/2021, the government has said.

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