FPGEE Syllabus

Below is an abbreviated version of the FPGEE syllabus, you can download our version of the FPGEE syllabus here. The full, official syllabus can be obtained from The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

NABP FPGEE Exam Questions

The FPGEE exam consists of 250 questions (to pass you need to get 75% correct) and are divided among four content areas:
  • Basic biomedical sciences – 21%
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences – 29%
  • Social, behavioral, administrative pharmacy sciences – 15%
  • Clinical sciences – 35%
Area 1 – Basic Biomedical Sciences – 21%
  1. Anatomy & Physiology - major body systems, molecular biology including cell physiology, structure and organization.
  2. Pathology/Pathophysiology - Inflammation, degeneration, hemodynamics, developmental defects, neoplasia, pharmacist triage of conditions.
  3. Microbiology - infectious disease, inflammatory responses to infectious agents, clinical aspects of infection.
  4. Immunology - human immune responses, antigen-antibody relationships, molecular biology of immunity, immunity in relation to genes.
  5. Biochemistry/Biotechnology - proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and DNA / RNA replication and repair, enzymology and kinetics, energy utilization.
  6. Molecular Biology/Genetics - cell structure including ion channels, receptor physiology, mitosis and meiosis and recombinant DNA technology
  7. Biostatistics - management of data sets, evaluation of statistical results versus clinical significance.

Area 2 – Pharmaceutical Sciences – 29%
  1. Medicinal Chemistry -physio-chemical properties of drugs in relation to ADME, pharmacophores, drug-target interactions.
  2. Pharmacology / Pharmacodynamics - adverse effects and side-effects of drugs, drug discovery and development.
  3. Pharmacognosy and Alternative / Complementary Treatments - herbal medicines and their regulation, dietary supplements, herbal-drug interactions.
  4. Toxicology - toxicity and toxicokinetics, interpretation of drug screens, antidotes, poison control centers, bioterrorism.
  5. Bioanalysis/Clinical Chemistry - use clinical data for screening, diagnosis and evaluation of patients
  6. Pharmaceutics/Biopharmaceutics - dosage forms, drug delivery, stability, formulation.
  7. Pharmacokinetics/Clinical Pharmacokinetics - bioavailability and bioequivalence, low-therapeutic-index drugs.
  8. Pharmacogenomics/Genetic - genetic basis for disease, drug action, alteration and drug metabolism
  9. Extemporaneous Compounding/Parenteral/Enteral - United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidance on compounding and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compliance Policy Guidelines

Area 3 – Behavioral /Social//Administrative (BSA) Pharmacy Sciences – 15%
  1. Health Care Delivery Systems - United States, state, and local health care delivery systems and their interfaces, Medicare and Medicaid
  2. Economics/Pharmacoeconomics analysis - applications of economic theories and health-related quality-of-life concepts to improve allocation of limited health care resources
  3. Practice Management - principles of management, marketing, accounting, infection control, project management and third-party administration and managed care systems.
  4. Pharmacoepidemiology
  5. Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Affairs - pharmacy practice, law, liability (civil and criminal), drug-related misadventure and business contract law.
  6. History and evolution of Pharmacy - major milestones and contributors in the evolution of pharmacy.
  7. Ethics - principles of professional behavior, ethical dilemmas, principles of paliatitive care and ethical issues in teamwork.
  8. Professional Communications - effective verbal and written interpersonal communication, interviewing techniques and principles of behavior modification.
  9. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Practice - pharmacy as a patient-centered profession.

Area 4 – Clinical Sciences – 35%
  1. Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacist-Provided Care - principles of pharmacist-managed, patient-centered pharmacy services and home diagnostic devices.
  2. Medication Dispensing and Distribution Systems - medication errors and subsequent audits, drug toxicity, automation
  3. Pharmacotherapy – Practice Guidelines and Clinical Trials - evaluation of clinical trials that validate treatment usefulness
  4. Pharmacotherapy – Health Promotion/Disease Prevention - promotion of wellness and nonpharmacologic therapies
  5. Pharmacotherapy – Pharmaceutical Care - application of evidence-based decision making to patient care, non-prescription drug therapies and drug-induced disease.
  6. Pharmacist-provided Care for Special Populations - pediatric, geriatric, pregnant, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, celiacdisease, genetic disorders... and dosage calculation and adjustments.
  7. Drug Information - application of drug information skills for delivery of pharmaceutical care showing the ability to judge the reliability of various sources of information
  8. Medication Safety - pharmacy leadership in medication safety
  9. Literature Evaluation and Research Design - principles of research design and analysis in practicing evidence-based pharmacy
  10. Patient Assessment Laboratory - obtaining a comprehensive patient history, triage and referral skills, knowledge of therapeutic drug concentrations and their interpretation.
FPGEE Syllabus

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