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Qualifying Exam 2: OSCE

OSCE REVIEW: PHARMACIST/GTA

Description

The OSCE part of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada is considered by many candidates (both domestic and international) the most challenging part of the licensure process. This is not surprising due to the perceived subjective nature of the exam and increased exam anxiety and stress students place on themselves. The SolRx program hopes to eliminate these by providing a streamlined, structured process to approach any situation that may be presented. We will provide thorough in depth training so all students will be able to methodically approach each situation and communicate effectively to make the best decision for the patient on their assessment. This will be achieved with rigorous in class lessons focusing on communication skills, information gathering techniques as well as exhaustive coverage of many therapeutic areas. In addition to in class assessments, student will have 2 full mock exams consisting of 16 stations that mimic the exact exam format.

STEP 1: Receive the Book: Comprehensive Review for OSCE
STEP 2: Receive pre class material: Helps preparing before class attendance
STEP 3: once a week program for 10 weeks, 1 final full 15 station mock exam
STEP 4: Before each class email is send for topics to be covered in class and briefs of previous class
-over 200 + stations conducted in the program to help you get a strong understanding of different scenarios and how to manage difficult situations / stations
-one of the central themes of the program is to help candidate overcome the communication barrier and help them perform better under stress and time restrictions
-suited for candidates for whom communication is not their strength, who lack the confidence and whose performance can be adversely affected by pressure, who prefer to be extremely well prepared, and who have limited Canadian experience in pharmacy

-Each of 20 cases (10 Inter-active + 6 Non-inter-active + 4 rest
-Practice makes one perfect. Practice can help overcome anxiety. Practice can improve performance in stress
-Take 1, 2 or 3 mock exams to gain the confidence.
-Suited for candidates who don’t want to take a chance with their preparation, whose performance is adversely affected due to exam pressure, and for those who know the basics but need the much-desired practice
-Feed back after each case ( Verbal and in written )

Pharmacist OSCE program – Schedule Nov-2019

Fees: 1649 CAD + Tax*
(One Mock exams included and three mini mocks online)

Total 12 classes (9 in class each of 6 hours plus 2 online and 1: one to one class each of 1.20 hours with feedback), Small batch of 10-12 candidates

Time for In-class: Batch 1 : 9 AM to 3 PM Batch 2: 3.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Address: Brampton/Mississauga: Holiday INN, 20 Admiral Blvd, Mississauga, L5T2W1
Scarborough: Travelodge,20 Milner Business court, Scarborough, M1B3C6

Class Topics FridaysScarborough SundaysBrampton/

Mississauga

1ONLINE

 

Orientation to SolRx’s patient centered outlook on preparation for OSCEs. Discussion of competencies and its inclusion in the OSCEs. Introduction to different stations with focus on community/Hospital pharmacy practice including ethical, legal and professional responsibility, professional collaboration and health promotion Cases: Role play: 5 28 July’19 28 July’19
1 RepeatONLINE

 

Orientation to SolRx’s patient centered outlook on preparation for OSCEs. Discussion of competencies and its inclusion in the OSCEs. Introduction to different stations with focus on community/Hospital pharmacy practice including ethical, legal and professional responsibility, professional collaboration and health promotion 3 Aug’19 3 Aug’19
1Inclass Orientation to SolRx’s patient centered outlook on preparation for OSCEs. Discussion of competencies and its inclusion in the OSCEs. Introduction to different stations with focus on community/Hospital pharmacy practice including ethical, legal and professional responsibility, professional collaboration and health promotion Cases: Role play: 20 09 Aug’19 11 Aug’19
2Inclass

 

Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics CTC – Neurological and Psychological disorders, Smoking cessation, migraine

CTMA – Triage assessment, Fever, Insomnia, Headache, Heat related disorders, smoking cessation, Insomnia, vertigo and dizziness

16 Aug’19 18 Aug’19
3 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics CTC: Anxiety disorders, Depression, Insomnia, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, Seizures and epilepsy, prevention of ischemic stroke, Dyslipidemias, Hypertension

CTMA: Allergic Rhinitis, Acute cough, Eye and ear conditions, URTI

Learning from external references.

23 Aug’19 25 Aug’19
4 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics CTC: Alcohol related disorders, Asthma, COPD, Drug withdrawal Syndromes, GERD, Infectious diseases,

CTMA: Constipation, Diarrhea, GERD, Hemorrhoids, Perianal symptoms, Pinworms.

Learning from external references.

30 Aug’19 01 Sept’19
5 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics CTC: DM, Acne, Bell’s palsy, AOM, Anemias, CAP, Gout, IBD, Osteoporosis, Fungal nail infections.

CTMA: Canker sores, Foot conditions, Drug induced skin reaction, Diaper rash, cold sore, Corn/Calluses, Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis,

Alternative medicines cases/ Management and Ethic cases. / Doctors and healthcare cases

06 Sept’19 08 Sept’19
6 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics CTC: Acute pain, Liver diseases, Contraception, HRT, Endometriosis, Malaria Prevention, Sexual dysfunction, Menopause, Rosacea, RA, UTI: CTMA – Emergency contraception, Dysmenorrhea, Vaginal symptoms. Alternative medicines cases/ Management and Ethic cases. /Doctors and healthcare cases 13 Sept’19 15 Sept’19
7 One to one feed back and mini-mock exam for 1 hour each 3rd week Sept 3rd week Sept
8 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics Stations on Hospital management, disease management, patient education, patient counselling, collaboration with doctors and other health care professionals. Stations on disease management with focus

Non-Interactive cases: Exam 16 cases (Dispense checking: Hospital and retail setting, Rx screening, Reference checking etc pharmaceutical opinions, Demo of important devices (New)

27 Sept’19 29 Sept’19
9 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: New drugs Expanded scope of pharmacist, Covering Methadone suboxone 04 Oct’19 06 Oct’19
10 Cases: Role play: 20 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: All important topics and classic cases: 11 Oct’19 13 Oct’19
Mock Exams: Can be on any of the mentioned dates and time at Holiday INN, Mississauga 2nd & 3rd Nov’19

Fees: 1299/ plus Tax* (Study materials included)

10 classes (3.5 hours each) plus 2 Online Mock exams
One to one:  Small batch of 5-7 candidates

Time: 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm EST

 Class  Topics  
1

 

Orientation to SolRx’s patient centered outlook on preparation for OSCEs. Discussion of competencies and its inclusion in the OSCEs. Introduction to different stations with focus on community/Hospital pharmacy practice including ethical, legal and professional responsibility, professional collaboration and health promotion   

Cases: Role play: 10                                 

 

10 Aug’19 Repeat

23 Aug’19

2 Cases: Role play: 10 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics                                  

CTC – Neurological and Psychological disorders, Smoking cessation, migraine

CTMA – Triage assessment, Fever, Insomnia, Headache, Heat related disorders, smoking cessation, Insomnia, vertigo and dizziness  

24 Aug’19  
3

 

Cases: Role play: 10 plus 06 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics                                 

CTC: Anxiety disorders, Depression, Insomnia, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, Seizures and epilepsy, prevention of ischemic stroke, Dyslipidemias, Hypertension

CTMA: Allergic Rhinitis, Acute cough, Eye and ear conditions, URTI and Learning from external references.

06 Sept’19 
4 Cases: Role play: 10 plus 06 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics

CTC: Alcohol related disorders, Asthma, COPD, Drug withdrawal Syndromes, GERD, Infectious diseases,

CTMA: Constipation, Diarrhea, GERD, Hemorrhoids, Perianal symptoms, Pinworms.

Learning from external references.

07 Sept’19 
5

 

Cases: Role play: 10 plus 06 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics

CTC: DM, Acne, Bell’s palsy, AOM, Anemias, CAP, Gout, IBD, Osteoporosis, Fungal nail infections.

CTMA: Canker sores, Foot conditions, Drug induced skin reaction, Diaper rash, cold sore, Corn/Calluses, Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, Alternative medicines cases/ Management and Ethic cases. / Doctors and healthcare cases

20 Sept’19 
6

 

Cases: Role play: 10 plus 06 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics

CTC : Acute pain, Liver diseases, Contraception, HRT, Endometriosis, Malaria Prevention, Sexual dysfunction, Menopause, Rosacea, RA, UTI

CTMA – Emergency contraception, Dysmenorrhea, Vaginal symptoms. Alternative medicines cases/ Management and Ethic cases. / Doctors and healthcare cases

21 Sept’19 
7

 

One to one session and mini-mock: 1 hour 01-04 Oct’19
8

 

Cases: Role play: 10 plus 06 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A: Following topics

Stations on Hospital management, disease management, patient education, patient counselling, collaboration with doctors and other health care professionals. Stations on disease management with focus on thorough counselling of various prescription medications as well appropriate over the counter recommendations. Revisiting health care professional stations.

Non-Interactive cases: Exam 16 cases (Dispense checking: Hospital and retail setting, Rx screening, Reference checking etc.

05 Oct’19 
9

 

Cases: Role play: 24 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A:   All important topics and classic cases: 18 Oct’19 
10

 

Cases: Role play: 24 plus 12 short cases Plus 12 Rapid fire Q&A:   All important topics and classic cases: 19 Oct’19 
 11 Mock Exam 1: 10 cases: 5 Interactive and 5 Non-iner-active 01-03 Nov’19
12 Mock Exam 2: 10 cases: 5 Interactive and 5 Non-iner-active 01-03 Nov’19
Exam  Mock Exams:  OSCE Fees:

 400/ plus Tax for 1 exam

 750/ plus tax for 2 exams

 1100/ plus tax for 3 exams

Dates and Location: Holiday INN

40 Admiral Blvd

Mississauga

L5T2W1

 1

 

Exam of total 17-20 stations (10 Interactive+ 3 or 6 Non-Interactive + 4 Rest)

 

Feedback:  verbal and written in person after each case

02 Nov 2019

B1: 9.00 -12.30AM: Full

B2: 3.00am-7.30PM

2

 

 Exam of total 17-20 stations (10 Interactive+ 3 or 6 Non-Interactive + 4 Rest)

 

Feedback:  verbal and written in person after each case

 

03 Nov 2019

Time: 9.00 -12.30AM

 

3

 

 Exam of total 17-20 stations (10 Interactive+ 3 or 6 Non-Interactive + 4 Rest

 

Feedback: verbal and written in person after each case

 

03 Nov 2019

Time: 1.30am-4.30PM

Online OSCE Mock exams: Each mock of 5 interactive and 5 non-interactive cases

Fees: 1 Mock: 175 CAD

           2 Mocks: 325 CAD

           3 Mocks: 475 CAD

In the month of Oct’19

Mutually decided timings:

Each of 75 minutes

One to one.

Each mock of 5 interactive and 5 non-interactive cases:

You will be assigned login and PW for a week: Need to download references before each mock: You will receive web invitation at decided time for one to one interactive cases

Online OSCE Mock exams:   Non-interactives: 12 Cases of each
Fees: 1 Mock: 100 CAD

           2 Mocks: 175 CAD

           3 Mocks: 250 CAD

You will receive login and PW for our online platform on decided day. Where you will get 12 non-interactive cases: Dispense checking, Rx screening, Blister and MAR checking, etc.

All answers will be discussed online via web-conference with instructor: 30 to 40 minutes

Key Elements

In person and online options available to cater to the needs of all students
All classes taught by registered pharmacists in the province of Ontario
Low instructor to student ratio to ensure personalized, individual attention
Focus on both interactive and non-interactive stations
Mock exams extremely detailed to simulate real life situations with standardized actors and assessors at each station

Class Topics
1 Orientation to SolRx’s patient centered outlook on preparation for OSCEs. Discussion of competencies and its inclusion in the OSCEs. Introduction to different stations with focus on community pharmacy practice including ethical, legal and professional responsibility, professional collaboration and health promotion CTMA – Fever, Insomnia, MigraineCompetencies: 1, 7 and 8
2 Introduction to Non-Interactive stations. Discussion on: Promotion of safety and contributing to continuous quality improvement. Identifying potential drug therapy problems and introduction to community based management stations. CTC – Neurological and Psychological disorders, CTMA – Triage assessment, Migraine, Headache, Heat related disorders.Competencies: 3, 4 and 9
3 Introduction to hospital/inpatient pharmacy. Safe handling practice and drug distribution in hospital. Organization and functioning of a hospital pharmacy. Interpretation of doctor’s order in hospital. Hospital based non-interactive stationsCompetencies: 3 and 4
4 Demonstration of devices such as inhalers, eye & ear drops, aero-chamber, nasal spray etc. Developing expertise to promote health and wellness of patients. Facilitating continuity of care. Further exposure to various types of non-interactive cases.Competencies: 2 and 5
5 Practicing various types of cases with focus on community practice setting, patient counselling and education as well inter and intra professional collaboration.CTC: Genitourinary conditions, Musculoskeletal conditions.

CTMA – Low back pain, drug use and abuse, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis.

Competencies: 2, 6 and 7

6 Stations on disease management with focus on thorough counselling of various prescription medications as well appropriate over the counter recommendations. Revisiting health care professional stations. CTMA – Dermatology, Oral Hygiene, Diaper dermatitis, AcneCompetencies: 3, 5, 8 and 9
7 Stations on Hospital management, disease management, patient education, patient counselling, collaboration with doctors and other health care professionals.CTC: Endocrine and Metabolic disorders, Cardiovascular disorders and Respiratory disorders.

Competencies: 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8

8 Overview of various topics from chapters in CTC as well as CTMA. All categories of stations ranging from healthcare professional station, prescription counselling to management stations. Class also includes all-time favorite stations.Competencies: 2, 3, 5 and 7
9 Cases that promote exposure to most recent drugs in the pharmacy world which are used for a multitude of conditions. Promoting development of skills required to tackle a novel scenario. Applying knowledge, research skills while accurately evaluating and interpreting information.Competencies: 2, 6 and 7
10 Stations on product distribution in hospital, inter-professional collaboration, patient safety and risk management, knowledge and research application, using third party references and interpretation of different references in providing recommendations.CTC: Blood disorders, Renal Disorders, Infectious diseases and Fluid and electrolyte disorders.

Competencies: 2, 3, 6 and 9

11/12 Mock Exams: Exam of total 17 stations (11 Interactive+3 Non-Interactive + 3 Rest) Feedback verbal and written by very experienced trained pharmacist assessor in person after each station
Pharmacist CAD plus tax Detail Number of cases: Role play
1)      OSCE regular class 1649/ 9 in-class (6 H) + 2 Online (3 H) + 1 One to 1 to 1(2 H) + 1 mock =69 H 250
2)      OSCE Online 1299/ 9 online class (4 H) + 1 One to 1 to 1(2 H) + 2 online mocks (4) =42 hours 180
3)      OSCE   mock 1 At site 400/ 10 Interactives + 4 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 14
4)      OSCE   mock 2 At site 750/ 2 sets of: 10 Interactives + 4 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 28
5)      OSCE   mock 3 At site 1100/ 3 sets of: 10 Interactives + 4 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 42
6)      OSCE   mock 1 Online 175/ 5 Interactives + 5 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 10
7)      OSCE   mock 2 Online 325/ 2 sets of:  5 Interactives + 5 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 20
8)      OSCE   mock 3 Online 475/ 3sets of 5 Interactives + 5 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 30
9)      OSCE Non-interactive Mocks 1,2&3 100/, 175/,250/ 12 non-interactive 12 each mock
OSCE review Book 199/ 219 pages: Prep Guide for OSCE 40
Pharmacy technician
1)      OSPE Online regular classes 899/ 7 online class (4 H) + 1 One to 1 to 1(2 H) + 2 online mocks (4) =34 hours 100
2)      OSPE Online crash course 499/ 2 online class (4 H) + 1 One to 1 to 1(2 H) + 2 online mocks (4) =34 hours 50
3)      OSPE Online only Mocks 1,2&3 150/, 275/&400/ 5 Interactives + 5 Non-interactive: Feedback after each case 10 each
4)      OSPE Online non-interactive Only Mocks 1,2&3 150/, 275/&400/ 12 non-interactives 12 each
OSPE review Book 199/ 317 pages: Prep Guide for OSCE 80

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  1. OSCE/OSPE in class: Travelodge Toronto East, 20 Milner Business Crt, Toronto
  2. OSCE in class: Toronto: Travelodge Toronto East, 20 Milner Business Crt, Toronto
  3. OSCE in class: Brampton/Mississauga: 40 Admiral Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T2W1
  4. OSCE Mock Exams GTA : 40 Admiral Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T2W1
  5. OSCE in class: Montreal: 6445 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC, H3W3E1