ASCP will host its annual Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp from March 20-21, 2024. Boot Camp will be offered BOTH in-person and virtually. This year's in-person option will lead off APhA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Learn more below.
Based on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Content Outline, this workshop helps participants either prepare for the 2024 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 and self-assessment exam to live attendees.
Effective January 1, 2024, BPS will allow board certified pharmacists to complete a review/recertification course any number of times during their recertification cycle. Courses have updated content, exams and UANs.
Why BCGP certification?
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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 will prepare you for Boot Camp and the board certification for geriatrics examination.
To prepare for the live boot camp, participants should enroll in the following courses. These include foundation knowledge that will be built upon during boot camp. Topics include basics of geriatrics, how to prepare for the exam, and foundational information for core geriatric diseases.
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.
ASCP will enroll you in the exam the first day of Boot Camp. You have unlimited attempts to take the practice exam. There is no CPE credit for this exam.
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 Hyatt Regency Orlando is the host hotel.Food and Beverage for bootcamp attendees:
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 Eastern 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.
Geri-PACT Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner
Northern Arizona VA Health Care Center
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.
ASCP is approved by BPS as a provider for the recertification of BCGP.
|Boot Camp Primer Package
ASCP's Geriatric Pharmacist Boot Camp is supported in part through an educational grant from the ASCP Foundation.