I have a close friend who recently took the PTCB exam and passed. She just advised me this morning to just study the top 25 of the top 100 drugs. I made her repeat herself several times in disbelief, and she assured me that if I do that, I'll be fine. She explained that they really want to make sure that pharm techs really know the ins & outs of the drugs most commonly prescribed. Being that I'm on a limited time schedule, this sounds awesome to me...too good to be true? Do you advise me memorizing the heck out of only the top 25 of the top 200 drugs?
Reply (by Keith)
There's no way to honestly answer that. The PTCB exam has 5+ different battery modules. The friend who suggested only studying the top 25 drugs may have had a test that was heavy in math. Whereas you may get a test heavy on drug knowledge.
On the Top 100 drug page, some strategy for which of the top 100 drugs to study is outlined. To recommend anything less than the top 100 could possibly set you up for failure.
Additionally, after you pass the PTCB and start applying for work, the most primary skill they'll be looking for is your drug knowledge.