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HISTORY

The Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Refresher Program was conceptualized by the Deans of the different member schools and universities in the year 2005. Its first batch of the program was launched in the same year. The program was headed by Dean Maricon Boie of the Manila Central University as the Program Coordinator and assisted by Dean Ma. Victoria Mendoza of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piñas.

The refresher program is conducted at the Seminar Hall, 3rd floor of the PPhA Building, R. Papa St. Sampaloc, Manila.There are two batches of review offered each school year in preparation for the board exams which are offered also twice in a year. The first batch is held between the months of February to May and the second batch is given from July to November.

Beginning 2012 the program was managed by the Refresher Program committee of PACOP. Members of the committee were appointed by the PACOP president. The lectures were delivered by faculty members of the different member schools who are experts in teaching the different board courses.

To date, the program has already offered a total of twenty batches and has produced a good number of board passers since it started.


ABOUT THE REFRESHER PROGRAM

                The Refresher Course has been conceptualized and designed to meet the needs of BS Pharmacy graduates who are interested in advancing their knowledge and enhancing their abilities in new areas of the profession to meet their professional goals and to successfully pass the Pharmacist Licensure Examination.  It is hoped that through this program, the performance of the graduates in the Board Exam and that of the overall performance of the school, will be improved. This programis offered to fulfill the mission of PACOP in meeting the demands of the pharmacy profession and produce more pharmacy practitioners who will continue to serve the community and the country and provide the best health care to the patients.

The program is offered to all graduates of PACOP and Non-PACOP member schools and universities:

   1]  who were not able to take the board exam 5 years and more after they have graduated; and

   2]  who were not successful in passing the board exam up to the third take.


OBJECTIVES

As part of PACOP’s social responsibility to its members, including theirgraduates, the PACOP Refresher Program aims to:

  1. Provide comprehensive and intensive professional instruction in the basic and major pharmaceutical science courses included in the Board Exam

2. Enhance the study abilities of graduates which are necessary to pass the board exam.

  1. Assist the College/School’s administration in providing information on the performance of their graduates


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Accomplished personal data form
  2. Recent ID picture – 2 pieces (1x1)
  3. Endorsement form from the Respective Dean/Program Chair


SCHEDULE OF FEES

  1. Fee for the whole program is Php 18,000.00 may be paid in two installment schemes only.

Payment upon registration - P 9,000.00

Payment of the remaining balance- P 9,000.00 before the start of Module 2

  1. Sit-ins (from batch 22) shall pay the amount of Php 3,500.00 to cover for the reproduction of review materials.


POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

  1. The maximum number of reviewees per batch is 50 for New Enrollees and 10 sit-ins.
  2. Classes are held daily from Monday to Saturday, from 8am- 5pm. Special review classes may be conducted on Sunday.
  3. Handouts are provided.
  4. Regular and prompt attendance is expected of all enrollees. Classroom attendance is mandatory for both lecture discussions and activities. Absences must not exceed 30% of the total number of review hours.
  5. A pre-test is given before the start of each module whenever necessary.
  6. An evaluation exam in the form of a post-test will be given at the end of each course.
  7. Lecturers may use different teaching strategies such as quizzes, exercises, reading assignments, etc.
  8. At the end of the program, a Mock Board Examination shall be given.
  9. The passing score of all exams (Pre-test, Post-test and Mock Board Exam) is 75%.
  10. Upon completion of the program, PACOP will send a Letter of completion and results of all examinations and attendance to the Dean/Program Head of the respective schools.
  11. The Respective Deans/Program Heads will provide the Letter of Recommendation for the board exam addressed to PRC.


PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION

  1. Secure Application Form from the respective Deans/Program Heads.
  2. Fill out the Application Form completely.
  3. See to it that the Endorsement located at the bottom of the Application Form is duly signed by the Dean /Program Head.
  4. Send a scanned copy of the completed Application Form to [email protected] for verification purposes. Only applicants with completely filled out forms and duly endorsed by the Dean/Program Head will be accepted in the program.
  5. Names of accepted applicants will be posted in the PACOP website and may then proceed to pay the registration fee through BPI bank.

Payment of fees may be deposited to Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI)

Account name: Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Inc.

Account number: 1583-0629-43

  1. Send the scanned copy of the deposit slip to [email protected] to confirm registration.
  2. Keep posted for further announcements.


Testimonials

Thank you ma'am joms, sa lahat po ng profs. At bumubuo ng PACOP. Napaka laki po ng part nyo sa success namin na to. Sana marami pa kayong matulungan at maencourage na maniwala na kaya din nila katulad ng pagtitiwala nyo samin. Maraming maraming salamat po talaga. Godbless!

"Everything happens for a reason". Mahirap magsimula ulit after ng ilang ulit na failures pero kapag determined ka, magtatagumpay ka.

Salamat sa PACOP for uplifting our fighthing spirit para lumaban at maging RPh. Mula sa mga deans, lecturers, at sa aming mabait na secretary Maam Joms, maraming salamat po. Isa po kayo sa dahilan ng tagumpay naming lahat. Hindi lang lectures ang naituro ninyo samin, kundi pati ang matatag na faith kay lord at sa sarili, ang pagiging optimistic para maachieve ang goal namin. Mahirap magreview pero pinadali ninyo para sa amin. Nagiging madali talaga amg isang bagay kapag meron kang katuwang. Sa lahat po ng parte ng PACOP, maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng aral at prayers na ibinigay ninyo sa amin. lahat po ng iyon ay magagamit namin para maging isang mabuting Pharmacist.

Thank you and God Bless PACOP ❤️❤️❤️❤️

"The best views often come after the hardest climbs"

Yes! Hardest climbs. hindi madaling marating ang pangarap kong maging Pharmacist. I have taken the board exam 3times and failed 3times. Gumastos ng 3times at nanghinayang ng 3times. But then all things work together for good. Laking pasasalamat ko sa PACOP. Totoo nga PACOP is restoring every broken dreams. Ang dami kong natutunan sa PACOP, ang gagaling pa ng mga lecturers. Yung tipong excited kang pumasok kasi may mga lesson kay matututunan, yung mga lessons na akala mong mahirap pinapadali nila. Laking tulong din ng Pre-Test at Post-Test kasi na aassess namin ang sarili namin. Syempre malaki rin ang pasasalamat namin kay Mam Jomarie, sa mga advices nya. At sa mga Deans na nag eeffort bumisita at nagbibigay ng mga inspirational talks kahit ang busy nila, sobrang nakakataba ng puso.

MARAMING SALAMAT PACOP FAMILY! Hinding hindi ako mahihiyang sabihin sa mga taong, OO NagPACOP ako. Kasi dahil sa tulong ng PACOP, Registered Pharmacist na ako. To God be the Glory!

Thank you PACOP sa pag open ng refresher course. Sobrang laking tulong po ang review niyo para sa amin. Kung di po dahil sa inyo, di narin po siguro namin alam paano magsisimula ulit dahil sa mixed emotions na nararanasan namin simula nung paulit ulit na pagbagsak namin.

Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng bumubuo ng PACOP Ref. Course, sa mga Lecturers namin at lalo na kay Ma'am Joms. Thank you po sa binigay niyong chance, tiwala na magiging RPh din kami. Thank you din po sa insipirational messages at sa pag motivate araw-araw. Kayo po ay isa sa nagbibigay ng lakas ng loob sa amin. Lahat po ng pagod, oras at sakripisyo ay nagbunga na po. Licensed Pharmacist na din po kami sa wakas. Lahat po ng aming tagumpay ay inaalay po namin sa inyo at kay Lord. Dahil kung di po dahil sa mga tulong,advices, support at prayers niyo ay wala din po kami dito ngayon.

Thank you very much PACOP. Godbless you always.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."

Preparing for the Pharmacist Licensure Exam is not easy. Perseverance, hard work, determination and prayers are the key elements to success, and in addition to it, we need, TRUST. Trust God, trust yourself and also the review center.

Choosing PACOP Refresher Course is the best decision I've made. The 3 months intensive review was a big help. Everything is organized, schedule was given ahead of time. The dicipline is also there, they are strict in terms of attendance, to make sure that reviewees are always present in every lectures. The modular exams were a big help in assessing the stand of the reviewees in the subject matter and also give us ideas about the latest trends in the board exam. The facilities were also good to make us reviewees more comfortable during lectures. With it's talented and goal-oriented lecturers and staff, PACOP makes sure that we get everything we need to help us pass the board exam.

The journey was not easy. Downfalls, failures, discouragements, and doubts were there. But thanks to God because He never left us alone, and that He is with us all the way.

PACOP, is part of my success and I am forever thankful for that. Thank you so much PACOP for helping me. I am now a Registered Pharmacists. Truly that God's time is always the perfect time.

May God bless you and continue to help more aspiring pharmacists.

Alyssa Krissa D. Baccol, RPh.

Journey to become a Registered Pharmacist was not that easy. A roller coaster ride experienced. Yes, I failed three times and I got discouraged after. I thought I couldn't overcome the feeling na baka hindi ko na kaya, hindi to para sa akin, wala ng pag-asa. But I thanked God merong PACOP refresher course, meron pa palang pag-asa. Minsan kailangan mo lng talagang maniwala na meron at dadating sa tamang panahon. I can't express how much thankful I am to my PACOP family especially to Ma'am Jomarie. Walang araw na hindi nya kame pina-alalahanan na dapat sumikap, magtiyaga, mag aral ng mabuti, maging determinado at manalig sa Diyos. To all our teachers na naglaan ng oras nila para ituro lahat-lahat ng dapat naming malaman sa abot ng kanilang makakaya. My PACOP family is truly the best, they don't just taught us the things we should remember for the board exam but also they molded us to become a better version of ourselves. Maam Jomarie and to the rest of PACOP refresher course team, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will be forever thankful and grateful for this blessing na Registered Pharmacist na ako. Love you all! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

Karen Bala, RPh

PACOP Batch 22


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E-mail address: [email protected]


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