Topics on the 2020 PTCB Exam

Hey! Do you know what’s on the PTCB exam this year? Like, seriously, you’re doing all that studying, and do you know? Are you sure? Let’s see then! 

 Pharmacy Math

I’m just going to cut straight to the chase. The first thing that you need to look out for on this year’s PTCB exam is Pharmacy Math. I’m sure you’ve probably heard this over and over and over and over again. You need and I mean need to understand Pharmacy Math. For the basics, you would need to know algebra. Another part you will need to know is terminology. If you got those two down then you’ll do great in Pharmacy Math. 

Top 200 Drugs

The second thing you need to know for the PTCB exam this year is the top 200 drugs. Now, contrary to popular belief, don’t just know the brand and generic only. But let me say this, you also don’t need to study so hard that you’re trying to become a pharmacist if you’re just trying to pass the PTCB exam. Just learn the basic brand, generic, group classification, and pharmacology. You would need to understand those topics but in no way do you need to memorize every single fact in those topics. Do not overwhelm yourself and please do not cram your head with the top 200 drugs. 

 Pharmacy Functionality

Lastly, for the PTCB 2020 exam, you will need to know pharmacy functionality. Now, what does that include? This topic is all things regarding safety in pharmacy. These are things like procedures and law in pharmacy. The rules of the operation of pharmacy encompass. So you need to know everything dealing with that as it pertains to your scope of work. 

So again, you do not need to know all these topics in-depth as a pharmacist, but you do need to know enough within your scope to practice to pass the PTCB exam. That is the basic overview of what you will need to know for the PTCB 2020 exam. Remember that cramming does no one any good. Take your time to understand all the topics and make sure that you can go into the exam with confidence Goodluck and I wish you the best in your studies!

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