MPJE Must Know List

This is not a usual post for this blog but I wanted to write this to help fellow pharmacist with the MPJE

I have recently taken the MPJE for TN

*Note: Every state and every exam is different. Specific questions can’t be discussed**

This list is a check list on KEY POINTS only

  • Control substance laws
    • Key drugs and their brand name in each schedule
    • Partial fills for each schedule
    • Expiration date of each schedule
    • How to dispose of these medications
    • Out of state rx
    • Hospital vs long term care facility vs retail requirements
    • NPI or DEA requirement for the provider
    • Who can and can’t prescribe in your state
  • Labeling
    • Bottle label requirements
      • What is not required on the bottle in your state?
      • Hospital vs long term care facility vs retail requirements
      • Usually select all that apply
  • Prescription
    • Know who’s NPI or DEA is required in your state
    • What are the components of legal rx
    • Select all that apply usually
  • Other
    • Intern hours, requirements to become a pharmacist, continued education, preceptor requirements
    • Drug utilization review components
    • Emergency fill
    • Some sterile and bio hazard questions as well

Thoughts about the exam

In general the exam did not require calculations. Questions were detailed. Most of the exam was select all that apply. The exam did not specify state vs federal so know which is stricter. There is no break during the exam, so eat and use the bathroom before you start your test. I had 40 mins left on the clock, so it is plenty of time to finish the exam ( I tend to rush, take your time if you can)

After taking the NAPLEX, the MPJE felt very short. I came out thinking I didn’t pass but I did!

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