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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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Are you ready for the Oriel numeracy assessment

How to tackle the Oriel numeracy assessmentSubscription

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Babir Malik and Joanna Domzal-Jamroz lead students through worked examples of the types of calculations covered in the Oriel recruitment process

I was surprised by how few other black faces I saw on the course Unekwuojo Agada

'I was surprised by how few other black students I saw on the course'

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Unekwuojo Agada knows that black students aspire to be pharmacists, but often asks herself why there are so few at pharmacy school.

I did not think that I could actually make a difference in pharmacy Ishwah Khaliq

'I did not think that I could actually make a difference in pharmacy'

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Being Pakistani and growing up in the UK, Ishwah Khaliq initially found it difficult to imagine herself being successful because of her ethnicity

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?Subscription

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After our investigation shows an “unacceptable gap” in awarding rates for higher degrees between white students and their black, Asian and minority ethnic counterparts, we ask how this disparity can be addressed.

Tips for new pre-registration trainees

Training during a pandemic: tips for new preregistration trainees

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Pharmacy professionals share their advice with the new cohort of preregistration pharmacists about to start their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

Tsariye Doro has received constant reminders that she is different because of her ethnicity

'My name has a meaning and mispronouncing it takes away from that'

Tsariye Doro has received constant reminders that she is different because of her ethnicity.

I did not think that I could actually make a difference in pharmacy Ishwah Khaliq

'I did not think that I could actually make a difference in pharmacy'

Being Pakistani and growing up in the UK, Ishwah Khaliq initially found it difficult to imagine herself being successful because of her ethnicity

I was surprised by how few other black faces I saw on the course Unekwuojo Agada

'I was surprised by how few other black students I saw on the course'

Unekwuojo Agada knows that black students aspire to be pharmacists, but often asks herself why there are so few at pharmacy school.

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My student-run campaign shows everyone can make a difference in public health

Pharmacy student Jagraj Singh Thandi shares why his peers should organise their own public health campaigns to make every contact with their patients count.

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A message to preregistration trainees in the time of COVID-19: this setback can make you stronger

Stephen Sekimwanyi, a pharmacist who has had his fair share of career setbacks, offers advice to preregistration trainees in light of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s decision to delay the pharmacy registration exam.

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Trainee doctors and nurses have been fast-tracked into their professions — why not preregistration pharmacists?

The General Pharmaceutical Council’s decision to delay the summer 2020 registration exam, following the COVID-19 pandemic, has left preregistration trainee Courtney Ella Preston with more questions than answers.

How I landed a pharmacy internship at Fresenius Kabi

How I landed a coveted internship at a clinical nutrition and biosimilars pharma companySubscription

Pharmacy student Ali Maasoumi Sarvestani refused to let previous rejection stop him from landing a dream summer internship with Fresenius Kabi.

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.

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.

Reesha Solanki

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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Replacing the preregistration year could prove transformative

Replacing the preregistration year could prove transformativeSubscription

25 AUG 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the pharmacy profession in many ways, but perhaps the longest-lasting could be the planned changes to the preregistration year.

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Health Education England opens registration for interim foundation pharmacist programmeSubscription

19 AUG 2020By

The one-year interim foundation pharmacist programme is intended to support provisionally registered pharmacists in England as they transition to full registration.

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Pharmacy Schools’ Council recommends post-registration training after foundation year for 'broader prescribing competence'Subscription

14 AUG 2020By

The Pharmacy Schools’ Council has suggested implementing post-registration training following the pharmacy foundation year, which could replace preregistration training from September 2021.

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Provisional registrants will need structured support

14 AUG 2020By Helen Chang

On 1 August 2020, the first cohort of provisionally registered pharmacists started to practise. Those who find themselves, involuntarily, pioneering this new system will need plenty of support as they navigate the months ahead. Helen Chang, head of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains how the Society can help provisionally registered members as they begin their careers in these most unusual of times. 

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Interim foundation programme will not have protected time for training, HEE saysSubscription

6 AUG 2020By

The newly introduced programme will offer provisionally registered pharmacists educational supervision and workplace assessments.

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