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FPGEE Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Exam Study Guide

The foreign Pharmacy Graduate equivalence exam or FPGEE is a part of FPGEC certification program that is offered twice a year and is administered at Pearson VUE sites. Once the candidate clearance from the FPGEC he will receive an application to sit in the FPGEE. Once the candidate is accepted for the test he can take the exam at any time when he finds it fit in the same year.

Foreign Pharmacy graduation equivalency exam format

The foreign pharmacy graduation equivalency exam consist of a total of 250 questions. The candidates are evaluated over their skills and knowledge over the four subject areas:

Basic biomedical sciences: this again covers a large number of issues:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathology/Pathophysiology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry/Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology/Genetics
  • Biostatistics

The second section is of Pharmaceutical Sciences that again covers a large number of issues

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacognosy and Alternative and Complementory Treatments
  • Toxicology
  • Bioanalysis/Clinical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics/Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics/Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacogenomics/Genetics
  • Extemporaneous Compounding/Parenteral/Enteral

Social/Behavioral/Administrative Pharmacy Sciences forms the third section of the examination. The subject issues covered in this section are:

  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Economics/Pharmacoeconomics
  • Practice Management
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Affairs
  • History of Pharmacy
  • Ethics
  • Professional Communications
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Practice

The fourth section is of Clinical Sciences that features the following issues:

  • Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacist-Provided Care
  • Medication Dispensing and Distribution Systems
  • Pharmacotherapy - Practice Guidelines and Clinical Trials
  • Pharmacotherapy - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Pharmacotherapy - Pharmaceutical Care
  • Pharmacist-provided care for Special Populations
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety
  • Literature Evaluation and Research Design
  • Patient Assessment Laboratory

FPGEE study guide

Since this examination is covering a large number of issues and the subject area is quite you have to prepare very well for the exam. References from the FPGEE study guide will help you get closer to the examination format and plan your revision schedule in a systemized way.


FPGEE study guide