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Foreign Licenses to practice for Pharmacists

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Foreign Licenses to practice for Pharmacists:
All the countries around the world set a process for international graduates to be able to practice with these countries this process is called a License to practice examinations and here we discuss the most popular countries which are America, Canada and Australia:
1. America : NAPLEX 'North America Pharmacy License Examinations'
2. CANADA: PEBC 'Pharmacy Evaluating Board of CANADA'
3. Australia: APEC 'Australia Pharmacy Evaluating Board'

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Foreign Licenses to practice for Pharmacists

  1. 1. • American Pharmacist License Steps: 1. English Language Test: TOEFl iBT® 2. FPGEE : Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Evaluating Exam 3. Internship Training Program 4. NAPLEX : North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination 5. MPJE: Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination USA NABP ‘National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’
  2. 2. NAPLEX >> FPGEE 'Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Evaluating Exam' • REQUIREMENTS  Primary Pharmacy Qualification.  TOEFl iBT 'Reading:21, Listening:18, Speaking:26, Writing:24‘  Only 5 attempts allowed for FPGEE
  3. 3. NAPLEX >> FPGEE • Syllabus • 16% Basic Biomedical Sciences.  Physiology  Biochemistry  Microbiology  Histology  Immunology • 30% Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Medicinal chemistry  Pharmacology and toxicology  Pharmacognosy, alternatives and Complementary treatment.  Pharmaceutics  Pharmacokinetics  Pharmacogenomics  Extemporaneous compounding, Parenteral and Enteral.
  4. 4. NAPLEX >> FPGEE >> Syllabus • 22% Social, Behavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences.  Health care and public health delivery system.  Economics and Pharmaco-economics.  Pharmacy management  Pharmaco-epidemiology  Pharmacy Law and regulatory affairs.  Ethics  Biostatistics and research design  Communication Skills. • 32% Clinical Sciences.  Practice guidelines and clinical trials.  Drug information.  Clinical pathophysiology  Clinical Pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics  Clinical preventive and population health.  Medication therapy management.
  5. 5. NAPLEX >> FPGEE • EXAM FORMAT • 250 MCQs For 5 1/2 Hours • DATES • April and September • FEES • Application : 90 $ Exam : 800 $ • Venue • USA
  6. 6. NAPLEX >> Requirements • Pass FPGEE with score 75 or more. • Internship Training Program: 960 hours "Maximally 8 hours per day " • Only 5 attempts allowed for NAPLEX
  7. 7. NAPLEX >> Curriculum • Assess Pharmacotherapy to assure safe and effective therapeutic outcomes. • Assess safe and accurate preparation and dispensing of medications. • Assess recommended and provided health care information that promotes public health.
  8. 8. NAPLEX >> Format • 185 item – Computer based examination  Items are introduced as a scenario- based format. • DATES • Twice per Year • FEES • 485 $ • Venue • USA
  9. 9. CANADA PEBC ‘Pharmacy Examining Board of CANADA’ • Canadian Pharmacist License Steps:  Document Evaluation  Evaluating Exam ‘PEBC EE’  Qualification Exam 1 ‘PEBC QE1’  Qualification Exam 2 ‘PEBC QE2’
  10. 10. PEBC >> Document Evaluation • Required Documents: 1. Birth Certificate. 2. Marriage Certificate 'if Available'. 3. Certified copy of passport. 4. University degree certificate. 5. Application form ‘F’ form 200. • Fees: 530 CAD
  11. 11. PEBC >> EE • Exam Requirements:  Fulfills the requirements of document evaluation.
  12. 12. PEBC >> EE • Syllabus • Basic Biomedical Sciences.  Physiology  Biochemistry  Microbiology  Histology  Immunology • Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Medicinal chemistry  Pharmacology and toxicology  Pharmacognosy, alternatives and Complementary treatment.  Pharmaceutics  Pharmacokinetics  Pharmacogenomics  Extemporaneous compounding, Parenteral and Enteral.
  13. 13. PEBC >> EE >> Syllabus • Social, Behavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences.  Health care and public health delivery system.  Economics and Pharmaco-economics.  Pharmacy management  Pharmaco-epidemiology  Pharmacy Law and regulatory affairs.  Ethics  Biostatistics and research design  Communication Skills. • Pharmacy Practice.  Practice guidelines and clinical trials.  Drug information.  Clinical pathophysiology  Clinical Pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics  Clinical preventive and population health.  Medication therapy management.
  14. 14. PEBC >> EE • Exam Format: • 180 MCQs in the form of SBA-Qs / 3 hrs. • DATES • January and July • FEES • 515 CAD • Venue • CANADA
  15. 15. PEBC >> QE1 and QE2 • Exam Requirements:  Passing Evaluating Exam.
  16. 16. PEBC >> QE1 and QE2 • Syllabus  Patient Care.  Professional collaboration and team work.  Ethical, Legal and professional responsibility.  Drug therapeutics.  Communication and education  Understanding management principles.
  17. 17. PEBC >> QE1 and QE2 • Exam Format: • QE1: 400 SBA Questions on 2 consecutive days. • QE2: 10 OSCE stations ‘Oral Structured Clinical Examination’ • DATES • May and November • FEES • QE1: 400 CAD • QE2: 1520 CAD • Venue • CANADA
  18. 18. AUSTRALIA APEC ‘Australian Pharmacy Examining Council’ • Australian Pharmacist License Steps: 1. Eligibility Assessment 2. English Language requirements 3. KAPS : Knowledge assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences 4. Supervised Practice 5. Intern Training Program 6. Written and Oral Examination
  19. 19. APEC >> Eligibility Assessment • Assessment of Candidate's qualifications and associated documents:  A certified copy of the applicant identification document.  A Certified copy of Secondary education showing subjects of study.  A Certified copy of Pharmacy Qualification paper.  A Certified official transcript of educational courses completed showing subjects, hours, and examination result.  Evidence of professional work experience as pharmacist from graduation to the present.  Up to date resume or Curriculum Viate. • FEES: 600 AUD
  20. 20. APEC >> English Language requirements • IELTS: score 7 • Or ’ • OET: score A or B
  21. 21. APEC >> Knowledge assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) • Exam Requirements: • Fulfill the requirements of the initial eligibility assessment. • Exam Limitations:  KAPS is Valid for 4 years  Pass Mark 50% in each paper  A candidate who passes one paper of KAPS has only 2 years to pass the other paper.  There is no limited number of attempts for KAPS.
  22. 22. APEC >> Knowledge assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) • Exam Syllabus: • Paper 1: – Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology. • Paper 2: – Pharmaceutics and Therapeutics.
  23. 23. APEC >> Knowledge assessment of Pharmaceutical Sciences (KAPS) • Exam Format: • 2 paper each of 100 MCQs in 2 hours • DATES • March and September • FEES • 1200 AUD • Venue • Egypt, Australia
  24. 24. APEC >> Practice and Training • Supervised Practice: – 1824 hours / Minimum 6 months • Intern Training Program: – Attendance of seminars and Workshops. – Completion of assessment tasks. – Practice discussion group.
  25. 25. APEC >> Written Examination • Exam Requirements: – Completion of at least 50% of Practice experience. – Passing KAPS – Valid English test. • Exam Limitations:  Pass mark 65%.  Validity period 18 month.
  26. 26. APEC >> Written Examination • Exam Syllabus: – Assess the competence of the candidates to practice pharmacy in Australia. • Pharmacotherapy to assure safe and effective therapeutic outcomes. • Preparations and dispensing of medications. • Public health Promotion. – Understanding Law and ethics governing pharmacy practice in Australia
  27. 27. • Exam Format: – One MCQ paper consist of 125 question in 3 hours • DATES • February, April, June, August, October and December • FEES • 550 AUD • Venue • Australia APEC >> Written Examination
  28. 28. APEC >> ORAL Examination • Exam Requirements: – Completion of 75% of practice experience. • Exam Syllabus: – Medication knowledge and counseling. – Primary health care. – Legal and ethical practice. – Problem solving and communications.
  29. 29. • Exam Format: – 2 examiners will examine the candidate for 45 min. • DATES • February, June and October. • FEES • 370 AUD • Venue • Australia APEC >> ORAL Examination
  30. 30. References • www.nabp.net/programs/examination • www.pebc.ca • www.pharmacycouncil.org.au • www.scoretraining.net
  31. 31. ask.fm/ScoreTrainingCenter www.slideshare.net/SCOREMedical

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