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.