Sunday, June 21, 2009

My last hoops to jump through

As you may already know, I received my PharmD degree about a month and a half ago. So now I get to be a pharmacist, right? Not quite. Between receiving your diploma and legally dispensing those pills on your own, you have to face the archenemies of all pharmacy students: the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination and the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, or as they are affectionately known, the MPJE and the NAPLEX. I studied my little brains out in preparation for these exams. Here is a picture of what I've been studying:

Don't be fooled by the beautiful color patient information handout on top of the stack; 99.9% of my notes were black font on white paper and mind-numbing to read. Here's a side view of my study book and therapeutics notes:

Of course this represents only a very small portion of the notes I went through in pharmacy school. Just the other day I threw out a stack about 2/3 this size because I knew I wouldn't need to review them for my tests. The moment I find out that I have passed my exams and have my license, these notes are going straight to the recycle bin. That just leaves me with one more task: selling all the text books I haven't already disposed of.

I took the MPJE on Thursday night and the NAPLEX on Friday morning and I should know by Wednesday whether I have my license. Keep your ears open for either a pitiful cry of agony or a triumphant squeal of joy.


Cheri said...

When you done reading all of that I have some more I would like you to read. It might help you with you studies?!! Who really can read all of that and then remember everything that they have just read. Good luck girl!

Denise said...

I'm glad once you have your license they don't expect you to really remember all this junk you have to know to get the license in the first place. :) Can't wait to get the good news!

Lori said...

Ooooh, good luck!!!!!

Allison said...

Fingers crossed here for the triumphant squeal of joy! Good luck!

Question: do you refer to it as the N-A-P-L-E-X, or do you call it the "naplex"? I don't know why I'm curious about that, but I am.

Rob and Reb said...

It's the "naplex." I actually thought about clarifying that in my post, but then didn't bother. We must think alike. :)