PCAT Study Materials

PCAT Study Materials

PCAT Prep Plus 2018-2019: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

This is the book I used to study for the PCAT. I highly recommend the Kaplan PCAT Study Guide.

 

 PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) Flashcards, Premium Edition (PCAT Test Preparation). If you learn better using flashcard type of memorization this is a good option. This is a paperback book with 480 pages of study materials and practice problems. You can go online and take more practice problems and create your own flashcards.

 Barron’s PCAT, 7th Edition: Pharmacy College Admission Test. If you need more study material in addition to the Kaplan PCAT Study Guide this Barron’s Review would be a good addition for more practice problems. This manual presents two full-length practice tests with questions answered and explained (400 pages). Also included are reviews of all test topics with additional practice questions and answers. Additionally, there is advice on how to get a higher PCAT test score, an explanation of how the test is scored, and an up-to-date directory of pharmacy colleges across the country. This book describes pharmacy training programs and gives advice on planning a pharmacy career.

 Master the PCAT. Based on reviews some people actually like this PCAT prep book more than the Kaplan Guide. Peterson’s Master the PCAT offers the essential test prep for each of the exams on the PCAT: Writing (parts I and II), Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability. Diagnostic test, with detailed answer explanations, to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Full-length practice test, with detailed answer explanations.

 AudioLearn PCAT – A Complete Science Review of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Concepts Tested on the Pharmacy College Admission Test! This is also a great option for those who learn differently. I personally did use this product and thought it was nice to have when I was driving in the car or riding the bus. This allowed me to study while on the go and helped me maximize my study time for the PCAT.

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15 thoughts on “PCAT Study Materials

  1. Daniel

    Hello,
    Would Dr. Collins PCAT self study guide make it to the list ?
    My friend bought one and I am shocked at the hefty price tag. Any thoughts on it ?

    Reply
    1. ThePharmacistBlog Post author

      I have not heard of this before. Thanks for sharing. Honestly, you don’t need something that pricey to study and do well on the PCAT. Maybe you can ask your friend to see it to make sure its something you want to buy. If you put the time and effort in to stud from less expensive alternatives you will do just fine. Hope that helps.

      I will have to look into this more to see why its so pricey! Interesting.

      Reply
  2. SF

    Actually I have been looking for Dr, Collins for a while and it’s really pricey! I am looking for someone who can seek it to me with a good price! I need the 2014 version.

    Reply
  3. Nguyen Tran Khoi (Gary) Hoang

    Hello Paul!
    I took the PCAT for 2 times and did well on the science & math section but apparently my reading comprehension was extremely bad (both time) and it does bothering me a lot :-(, since English is not my native language. Do you have any suggestions upon preparation for improvement on this? Thank you so much :-).

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    1. ThePharmacistBlog Post author

      If a pharmacy school denies you admission for this reason, I would def work on it more. Read more books throughout the year and try those reading comprehension study guides to improve. If not I would not worry too much about it because to be honest my reading comprehension was the lowest score out of all my categories at only 50%. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  4. ND

    Which PCAT study guide would you recommend to be best one? Kaplan or Barron’s? Whats the main difference between those two? Thanks!

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    1. Anonymous

      Hey, I used just the Dr.Collins guides 2013-2014 version and the Kaplan PCAT Book and did extremely well on the PCAT. I have the study guides and the book if you are interested in purchasing. I am asking $120 for both.
      Email me if you’re interested or have any questions about the PCAT : Nooranisz@guilford.edu

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  5. YT

    I’m now in first year at the community college and then will transfer to 4-year uni to gain bachelor’s degree and wanna apply to Pharmacy School. Can I ask I will have to take the PCAT after the first 2 years at CC or after 4 years right before applying to Pharmacy School? And the second question is that which subjects are covered in the PCAT so that I know which courses I need to take. Thank you 🙂

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  6. Abdulla

    Hi,

    I am going to be a first year pharmacy technician student and am really nervous about the pharmacy technician program. I was in the nursing program and I have dropped it because it was very hard, I was considering the pharmacy technician program and have enrolled in it . I do not know if I will be able to make it through? I want to become a pharmacist afterwards ,is it possible? I would appreciate you help ?

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    1. ThePharmacistBlog Post author

      As long as you enjoy the profession and work hard at it, I don’t see any issue with you becoming a pharmacist. Good luck

      Reply
  7. aarmina

    I took the pcat in nov, i didnt do good in verbal and reading and my composite was less than 50%. Which should I use for the exam? Im retaking it in jan. any suggestions. thanks

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