What we offer;
Easy and Quick Review - All our explanations
are illustrated and/or color coded, where appropriate, for easy comprehension.
This is a superior way to learn many topics, including math and vocabulary.
Quick and Easy - You'll have instant access to an online book.
You don't have to study by the computer as you are free to print
a copy of this online book. A hardcopy of this book is also available. We use plain English to explain medical
concepts and vocabulary. Also, our book is written by a pharmacist (RPh). In contrast, other
companies like to cut costs by using pharmacy techs and math teachers to write their books. We invite
you to check if it says "RPh" after the name of the author on the book that you're going to buy. Also, we update our educational material every 4 months to reflect
changes in the certification exam. Other
publishers update their content every 2-3 years. Therefore, we have content that cannot be
found anywhere else.
Your Mentor - You might be surprised to find that we are just a small group of
pharmacist instructors who will help you pass the certification exam and find a better career.
After you join the class, you will be given the personal cell phone number of a pharmacist instructor
who will be your mentor.
We care about every student as a protégé. You are even welcome to
call us on the weekends. Every class is taught by a pharmacist.
In contrast, those big corporate education
companies will treat you as a customer. As a corporate cost-cutting measure, they hire
technicians to teach most of the classes instead of pharmacists. They use deceptive
wording and say that they have pharmacists "on staff", but the truth is that these
pharmacists just teach a few of their classes. They also hire "specialists" who specialize in
writing down your credit card number to answer the phone.
They will not answer the phone on the weekends and they certainly don't care.
Live Instruction -
A pharmacist instructor meets with you every Sunday night from 8:00 to 9:00 PM central time.
I invite you to click here to view the syllabus.
These fully interactive meetings are held through live internet
videoconference with audio. You do not need a microphone
and webcam. All you need is a computer with a reliable internet connection. Even dialup is fine.
Any computer is fine. This includes any Windows&trade PC, any Mac&trade, and any Linux&trade computer with a browser installed. Because it works with your browser, you don't need to install any special software. The videoconference is very easy to use and live tech support is available on the phone if you have any questions. Our tech support guys (and girls) are helpful, courteous, and will never put you on forever hold like your phone company.
Interactive Quizzes - After every lesson,
you can take a quiz to test yourself. The computer will tell you which
questions you got correct and which questions you got incorrect. It will
even tell you how to answer the question correctly next time. If you do well
on our quizzes, then you'll do well on the PTCB exam (hint, hint).
- Pronunciation Guide - If English is your second language or if you've never worked in a
pharmacy before, then you'll need our drug name pronunciation guide. You can listen to
pre-recorded audio of drug names in two formats; RealPlayer and wav.
- Watch color audio-visual presentations. During the presentation, the tutorial will ask you
questions. If you answer incorrectly, it will explain the topic in more detail. If you have a slow
internet connection, we will mail you a disc for a small fee to cover shipping/handling so
that you don't have to download anything.
Relaxation - Hey, this isn't academia where they will boot you out the door when the class
is over according to their schedule. We invite you to relax, as the QuickTestPrep.com
course is catered to your schedule. You may attend the minimum mandatory classes on the syllabus
before taking the PTCB exam. However, if you need the extra help, you may attend optional tutoring
sessions every week and re-take the course several times before taking the exam (up to 1 year).
There is no extra charge for all of this extra instruction. The earlier you register before your
anticipated certification date, the more live tutoring and classes you may attend before taking the
PTCB exam. This almost unlimited instruction is the reason why 99% of our students pass the PTCB exam.
You are welcome to learn at your own pace and on your own personal schedule.
Employment Assistance - We will review your resume for you. Also, you may
participate in a practice job interview via videoconferenece. Upon request, we will
write letters of recommendation for students after passing the videoconference course.
Affordability - The old adage that, "You get what you pay for," is true. If a student pays the
thousands of dollars charged by the corporate education companies for their expensive programs, that
student will get to support expensive corporate jets, lush corner offices, television advertising,
glossy brochures, pharmacy journal advertising, and fat CEO salaries. We keep our course affordable
by not having any of the above. All you really need is a pharmacist instructor to tutor you and
ensure that you become a certified pharmacy technician. Therefore, that's all you will be paying
for. Every member of our staff is a pharmacist and there's no need for expensive advertising
because many of our present students are referred to us by satisfied past students.
Guaranteed Success - We guarantee that you'll pass the PTCB exam.
99% of our students pass the PTCB exam. However, the big corporate education companies cannot make
these claims because their classes will accept anybody. To turn down any students, is to turn
down corporate profits. That's why they will accept students who register for educational programs too
close to the testing date. Some even advertise a quick "cram course". How can anybody pass the
PTCB exam after studying only 2 or 3 days? Imagine what a low pass rate their students must have.
We routinely turn away students who try to register too close to the test date. The only thing a
corporate education company is concerned with is corporate profits. You might be surprised to
find that the only thing we're concerned about is your success.
Interactive Quizzes - Each lesson is accompanied by
interactive quizzes. You may take these quizzes online and the computer will tell you which
quiz questions you answered correctly and which quiz questions you answered incorrectly. Furthermore, if you
get any quiz questions wrong, the computer will show you how to answer that question
correctly. These quizzes will let you know if you need to study more in a particular topic.
We invite you to take the following quiz from our drug regulation section;
Vocabulary - With color coded vocabulary words, you'll learn not
just the definitions of the words themselves, but you'll also learn the
meanings of the latin prefixes and suffixes. Therefore, if you come across
a word you've never seen before, you'll still know the meaning of the new
word because you'll know its latin prefix and suffix. For example, let's
say you learned the words cardiomyopathy
(disease of the heart
muscle) and dermatitis
(inflammation of the skin).
Then, you'd know the meaning of the word carditis
(inflammation of the heart),
even if you've never seen the word carditis
Math - With color coded math problems, you can easily keep track
of which number to manipulate in a particular way in each step of a math
problem. For example, in order to verify a DEA number, the text only explanation
would be like this; The sum of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th digits plus twice
the sum of the 2nd, 4th, and 6th digits should yield a number that has
a last digit that matches the last digit of the DEA number. Confused yet?
However, if this text explanation was accompanied by a color coded math
problem, such as the one below, then it would be a lot easier to learn
how to verify DEA numbers. Therefore, if a physician's DEA number
is AB1212125, then it would be validated in the following manner:
Dr. Byron Brown's DEA number is:
This is how you would validate the above DEA number;
1. Add the 1st, 3rd, and 5th digits.
1 + 1
+ 1 = 3
2. Add the 2nd, 4th, and 6th digits.
2 + 2
+ 2 = 6
3. Multiply the result of the previous step by
6 = 12
4. Add the results of the 1st and 3rd steps.
3 + 12
5. The DEA number is valid if the last digit of
the result in the previous step is the same as the last digit of the DEA
number. Also, the second letter of the DEA number has to be the first letter
of the doctor's last name. Finally, the first letter of the DEA number has
to be an A or a B. Since all of these conditions were met, this DEA number
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