Preparing for specialty certification? Now you can use your smartphone or iOS device to help prepare for the Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care, and Critical Care specialty exams. These three mobile apps are now available from the Google Play and Apple App stores. Combining the flash card experience with hundreds of patient care scenarios, these new apps provide a fun, fast, and simple way to prepare for the Specialty Certification Examinations administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.
In addition to their on-the-go convenience, these apps with enhance your self-testing and evaluation. You can present items by examination domain or by system and patient care problems, or you can randomly shuffle them for a more challenging review. Scoring statistics will provide instant feedback to direct a more focused review of your selected areas. Use a favorites feature to highlight the items especially interesting to you or needing additional review. The notes feature will allow you to jot down reminders, mnemonic devices, and additional information. Another key feature you will appreciate is the handy table of reference values for common laboratory tests. Answers are explained for each item to assist you in learning and include one to five supporting references, each with a hyperlink to PubMed or other compiler.