Most Recent MPJE Experience

This past September, I started preparing for the Mississippi MPJE, but I had to pivot to another state when I discovered that my Authorization to Test (ATT) was about to expire.  Instead of taking the MS MPJE, I started studying for the Kentucky exam as the deadline was sooner than Mississippi.  A slight oversight on my part, but thankfully, I had the experience of taking 14 MPJEs to get me through the exam.  I took the exam on 01/03/2019 and I scored an 87.  To be fully transparent, I did not expect to score that high but rather score in the low 80s or even high 70s.  This goes back to my original MPJE study guide where I mention that you will feel that you did not do as well as you actually score.  As I started to prepare for the KY exam, I used the same techniques that I provide on this site, but I had to compress my studying to less than one week due to work obligations.  I printed all the Kentucky laws/regulations and read them twice, reviewed FAQs, Newsletters and took the pharmacyexam.com quizzes twice.  I skimmed over a few federal laws that I always review and that was it.  I did not feel as ready as I have on other exams, but I was still confident that I would be able to pass.  With a little luck and lots of experience, I passed.  Now I can go back to focusing on the MS MPJE which I plan on taking before June.  As always, when you prepare for your MPJE and you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Best of Luck,

Hazem

MS MPJE – First Step: Gather Needed Information

I started my preparation process for the Mississippi MPJE.  The goal is to take and pass in the next 60 days.  In looking at the available days to schedule, it appears end of October, early November is the best time to take the exam.  I have to make sure the exam time works for both family and work schedules.  I am trying to avoid any rescheduling needs since there is an additional charge incurred.

First thing I did was to identify and collect all the state specific laws and regulations Mississippi publishes on the board website.  I found their Regulations, Pharmacy Practice Actand Administrative Rules.  My initial reaction is that Mississippi’s website is organized and easy to find.  Only thing missing is a digital law book, which other states offer.  All in all, this should be a straight forward read; I think my approach will be to read the material online the first time and print any pages of note.  The second time I study the material, it will be based on what I printed.  The second time you study should always be more focused based on what is expected to be on the MPJE.

The next step is to confirm and bookmark their FAQ page and Newsletter publications.  I was able to find a FAQ page, which was okay, but not great.  It does not address many questions, but there are some helpful information included such as required intern hours to become licensed and guidelines for the format of prescription blanks.  I could not find any Newsletter publications, but I did find the All News page which provides helpful updates.  As I review this page more in depth, I will provide an update in future posts on whether it was valuable or not.

Finally, I purchased the Mississippi Pharmacy Exam as I strongly recommend, and I will be using exactly as I discuss in my study guide.

For Federal Law review, I will be dusting off my Guide to Federal Pharmacy Law book, and I will go through the material one time to make sure I am not surprised by any questions on the MPJE.

Thank you for taking the time to read these posts and if you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.

Best of Luck,

Hazem

Planning for my Next MPJE Exam – The Great State of Mississippi

The next pharmacy law exam I take will be the Mississippi MPJE.  I have not set a date yet, but my goal is to take within the next 60 days.  As I prepare for the exam, I will take you through my process first hand, and post a weekly review of what I studied, what I noted and general thoughts and feedback.  If I pass, this will be my 17th license as a pharmacist.  After that, I plan on taking the Nebraska MPJE and possible Guam's exam as well.  If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below or send me an email via the contact page.

 

Why I created www.75orbetter.com

I created this site because I discovered a gap in what was available to pharmacy students and pharmacists when it came to MPJE study guides.  There are plenty of supplemental resources (I recommend a few), but there was no step by step guide that showed the reader how to study for the exam and what to expect.  I never thought that I would become so well versed in the MPJE and taking pharmacy law exams, but due to my line of work, it became a necessity.  I am very proud of  being able to say that I passed each MPJE exam I took on the first try, but I discovered that I was even more proud of helping others pass the exam on their next attempt after I provided my guide.  So far, there have been hundreds of students and pharmacists who have found value from this guide, and there have been a handful of students and pharmacists who I have been able to help one on one (see their testimonials here).  The best feeling is receiving the call, text or email making me aware that they passed.  They deserve 100% of the credit as they put in the work, I just provided a map of how to get there.

My goal from here is to continue to provide this guide at not cost to the reader and to also expand the content to include study guides for the NAPLEX and FPGEE.  The techniques I used to pass the all those MPJE exams can be translated to both of these pharmacy exams.  I am also planning on created specific state study guides that I can offer on my site for a reasonable cost.  It takes a great deal of time and effort to create these guides, but I want to make sure they are affordable since most exam takers are new graduates starting out.

Thank you for visiting my site.  As always, if you have any questions or feedback, please email me at [email protected]

Best of Luck,

Hazem