ASCP will host its annual Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp from March 22-23, 2023. Boot Camp will be offered BOTH in-person and virtually. This year's in-person option will lead off APhA’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Learn more below.
Based on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Content Outline, this workshop helps participants either prepare for the 2023 exam or to refresh their knowledge of geriatric principles by working through practice skills and clinical case topics with other pharmacists and subject matter experts.
To supplement your education, ASCP will provide the course recordings to live attendees.
Why BCGP certification?
Board certification demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise beyond a licensed pharmacist.
Certification credentials may be useful in qualifying for a promotion with a current employer or in obtaining a job with a new employer.
The Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp is for pharmacists preparing to take the BCGP certification exam and for BCGPs who wish to receive recertification credits. The course is also for those who work or want to work more with older people.
The Boot Camp Primer Package and Self-assessment Exam will prepare you for Boot Camp and the board certification for geriatrics examination.
CPE credits: 6 contact hours
Purchase primer now to be prepared for Boot Camp.
This practice exam was developed in conjunction with the ASCP Education Advisory Council preparing pharmacists to apply the knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medications in older adults to optimize therapeutic outcomes.
You have unlimited attempts to take the exam. There is no CPE credit for this exam.
Purchase SAE now to be prepared for Boot Camp.
Can't make it to boot camp in person? Bring a video stream of the Boot Camp stage and slides LIVE to your home or office!
Join us remotely as part of ASCP’s Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp community to spread the word about medication management for older adults to the front lines around the world.
For housing please utilize the APhA hotel meeting site. The Sheraton is the “host” hotel but the Bootcamp will be held in the convention center located across from the hotel. All hotels offered are in walking distance from the conventions center. The hotel and convention center are both located about 10 mins from Phoenix airport.Food and Beverage for bootcamp attendees:
2023 BPS Test Dates
Please visit the BPS website for more information and to register for the examinations.
Please consider the schedule outline below when planning your availability. You must attend the entire session to receive CPE and/or BCGP credit. Partial credit will not be granted.
All times below are Mountain Standard Time.
Course credit is based on content time of live program and completion of the 8-question post-test. You will receive an extra 0.5 contact hours for completing the post-test examination of each course. All pharmacists intending to receive BCGP and/or CPE credit have three attempts to achieve a 75% or higher on the post-test.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dean and Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of Montana
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale
Associate Clinical Professor
Northeastern University | Bouvé College of Health Sciences
ASCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Please note that per BPS, you may only apply BCGP recertification credit to 2 bootcamps within your 7-year recertification cycle, and they must be separated by at least 1 year. At this time, the ASCP Geriatric Bootcamp may provide recertification credits for BCGP only.
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ASCP's Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp is supported in part through an educational grant from the ASCP Foundation.