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Discussion in 'Pharmacy Licensure and Exams' started by 4RxPrep, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. 4RxPrep

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    I just took Naplex on July 20th and found out that I PASSED!! I just wanted to say RxPrep is a MUST-HAVE. RxPrep is all I used to prepare for the exam. The exam was still tough, but I feel that the resources provided to me through RxPrep contributed greatly to my success. I attended live seminars by Dr. Karen Shapiro (co-author of RxPrep) through my school, studied the RxPrep textbook, and completed all of the quiz questions provided to me through RxPrep online. In the seminars, Dr. Shapiro gave me a confidence boost in the way that she reinforced that Naplex was designed to test GENERAL (not specialist) knowledge. The book has some great acronyms and other tips for remembering important information.
    I graduated from a university that has one of the lowest national pass rates and this concerned me. Although I graduated Cum Laude, I was still worried about taking the Naplex. After completing the exam, I was still worried because it was not easy, but when I logged on to NABP and saw the word PASSED, that was all that mattered!!
    I have to thank God, my family, friends, and some great mentors for their continued support, AND RxPrep; for without all of them, I could never have done it.
    **I have been getting several private messages about selling my RxPrep book. Unfortunately, I do not have the book anymore, but I hope you can get your hands on one because it is the Holy Grail when preparing for Naplex!
     
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  3. poda521

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    Do you have any tips on what topics to focus on in the book?

    I'm thinking of skipping/skimming through anemia, oral contraceptives, PAH, erectile dysfunction, BPH, and maybe the common skin conditions.

    The chapters before ID were a waste except for the chapter on DI's.

    How long did you take to study to feel comfortable before you went into review-mode? My test is on Aug 20th and I've knocked down 80% of the chapters but the "hardcore-sitting down to study 7+hrs/day" is not kicking in yet, and I feel everything is leaking out.
     
  4. JusticeForAll

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    I too passed the NAPLEX (126) with only using the RxPrep book to get ready. I read it cover to cover in 3 days, and took the corresponding quizzes after each chapter. The online lectures didn't really do it for me, don't get me wrong, they explain the ladies explain the topics well, but if you were awake in school, you should be fine reading thru the chapters without them.

    Any ways, I've taken a look at the APhA book, it was very very detailed, which I feel could hinder your study time. I would suggest RxPrep.
     
  5. poda521

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    Thanks for the reply justiceforall, but I feel that you're a whole lot smarter than me. :)

    I just really hope I pass and that the questions won't F me over. I haven't done the 120 calculations circulating on SDN yet, but I will make sure I study them and memorize it to heart.
     
  6. AnnaP

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    I'm taking the NAPLEX in less than 5 days and I am studying mostly with the RxPrep too. I read the book about 3 times and did the quiz bank over the course of 2 months supplemented with class notes. I also have the APHA book which I find to be too detailed and distracting, so I only read a couple of chapters and did half of their questions online. I also went over the 120 calculation problems posted here twice. I took the pre-NAPLEX last week and although my score wasn't bad, I feel very nervous about the real exam.
    Good luck to all of you guys studying!
     
  7. farmadiazepine

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    You're gonna be fine. After you pass NAPLEX, let me know. Then i'm gonna tell you that you had nothing to worry about to begin with
     
  8. Hope1974

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    I took Naplex on the 23rd and just found out I passed. I agree with the others on these posts. Rxprep's bank of questions are right on target. Many of the questions, on the exam test the same concepts in the RxPrep questions. I actually wish I had put more trust into it, but anyway. And, the 120 math questions floating around here are right on target too. Other odd ball questions on the exam were just things you would have had to pick up in class- nothing you could really study for.
     
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    Hi for those of you that found out you passed NAPLEX already, what state are you in? I took it July 16th in CA and still haven't hear!!! Very worried :/ ...
     
  10. AnnaP

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    I'm also in CA and it sucks not being able to check our scores online. We have to wait for them to arrive in the mail. I took my NAPLEX on the 26th and they told me to give about a week. Your case seems a little odd...
     
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    took it on the 15th and i heard back 22nd
     
  12. CYNTO

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    CONGRATS:thumbup:...
     
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    good info. Know u'll do great thanks for the brief and strigt to the point post.
     
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    I took my time in studying for Naplex. I didn't want to overload my brain. I only studied in the afternoons on most days and took some days off to give my brain a rest. I would read a chapter then do the corresponding questions and take good notes on what I missed. On more difficult topics that I missed alot of questions or didn't feel confident on the topic, I would refer to my old class notes or textbook. I can tell you that skimming through the chapters is not enough; well maybe for easier topics, but you really have to go over each topic with a fine tooth comb to feel confident in taking the exam. The exam was still difficult after all my studying but I just had faith in what I had learned and had alot of people who supported me which boosted my confidence. My score was actually much higher than I thought it would be. I agree with your comments about APhA being too detailed. The only thing I recommend from APhA is the calculations review questions, but even some of those are way more difficult than the ones on the exam.
     
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    can someone give me a link to the calculations review questions you guys mentioned?

    Thanks!
     
  16. beehappy32832

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    :luck: Have fun.
    The answers are included too.
     

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