BCPS Examination Preparatory Course


Gulf Medical University College of Pharmacy is offering a Pharmacotherapy Examination Preparatory Course to train practicing pharmacists for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) examination. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) is one of the specialty certifications provided by BPS. This American Board Certification is an internationally recognized qualification assuring the credibility of clinical pharmacist abilities. Details about BCPS Exam could be found on the BPS website: [link]

As per BPS, Pharmacotherapy ensures the safe, appropriate and economical use of medications as part of interprofessional treatment teams in a variety of settings, including hospitals and health systems. The purpose of the BCPS program is to validate that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to improve patient outcomes by:

  • Evaluating, implementing, monitoring, and optimizing of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy;
  • Providing patient-centered, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and information;
  • Functioning as a member of an interprofessional team providing direct patient care; and
  • Collaborating within an interprofessional team to improve quality and safety, in addition to optimization of medication use systems.

GMU College of Pharmacy in collaboration with IVPN-Network deliver a joint online course by pharmacotherapy experts from different countries and clinical backgrounds.

The course extends over 10 weeks with 50+ hours of live sessions. There will be 2 Mock Exams that simulate the real BCPS exam environment. Additionally, participants will gain 50 CME hours. A specialized Learning Management System will be provided to participants with secured access to the training materials.

Course fees is $500. This fee is subject to change in each course offering.


Below are our speakers who delivered the first online version of this joint preparatory course. We continuously work on bringing the best experts in the fields covered in the BCPS exam. These speakers might change from a course version to the next one.


For more information on the course structure, dates of delivery, registration fees, materials, etc., please contact GMU College of Pharmacy Dean’s Office at: deancop@gmu.ac.ae