Since the MPJE must know list was well received I thought I should share what I’ve learned from taking the NAPLEX last month while it’s still fresh in my mind!
**Note: Every exam is different so yours may not be the same. Can’t discuss specific questions**
- Infectious disease
- Mine didn’t require dosing aside from vanc dose adjustment.
- Know vanc and AMG targets and how to adjust
- Know pneumonia treatment
- Know meningitis treatment
- Otitis media treatment
- Know HIV, CD4 counts, viral loads, PrEP and PEP, opportunistic infections treatment and when prophylaxis is needed!!!
- So many HIV questions!
- KNOW BRAND AND GENERIC for combos and their side effects
- Mainly side effects
- Nausea and vomiting treatments/prophylaxis
- Math wasn’t complicated but there was a lot of it
- RxPrep is more than enough
- RxPrep was more than enough
- Questions weren’t as long as they were on RxPrep
- Depression and mood
- Know main medications
- Not heavily tested on my exam
- Know how to test for it and how to interpret the test
- Know main medications
- Was heavily tested
- Rxprep wasn’t really enough but I passed
- Sterile and non-sterile and hazardous were tested
- Training and frequency of training
- What ISO environment, garbing, beyond use date…
- Know everything about Warfarin, Heparin and LMWH!
- The exam touched on every chapter at least one question but these above stood out to me
- Know medications with low therapeutic indexes
- Some incompatibilities with IV meds, storage, insulins and how long can they be in room temp
- Lots of drug drug interactions. Rxprep was enough to study
Exam after thoughts
- Hardly any dosing
- CrCl was either given or you were told what weight to use
- Pain conversions were given
- Not many brand names (except HIV combos)
- Questions were mainly a patient chart on one side and the question on another side
- Questions were shorter than the Rxprep questions
- Math and biostats were simpler than rxprep
- I had about 40 minutes left on the clock, so plenty of time to take it
- Generally most people say they got more of NAPLEX than PreNAPLEX
- Keep calm and take your breaks!
What I studied:
- I Only studied the RxPrep materials
- I watched the big chapters’ videos (Infectious disease, heart failure, hypertension, math, biostats and compounding)
- I did most of the test bank questions but ran out of time to do some smaller chapters
- Spent my last day reviewing HIV, math and biostats
BEST OF LUCK!!!
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