The Georgia Pharmacy Association

Practical Skills Refresher Course

4 credit hours

Immersive, hands-on review with Dr. Ashish Advani.       Image result for ashish advani

GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Course is a concentrated, four-hour refresher on terminology, measurements, and procedures you’ll put into practice in the day-to-day practice of pharmacy.

We offer GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Course four times a year, in four separate locations, one to three weeks before each Georgia Pharmacy Practical Examination. (How’s that for practical?)

If you’re a student pharmacist or a transfer to Georgia, you want this course for review of critical parts of the pharmacy school curriculum.

Practicing pharmacists will also find the Practical Skills Refresher a useful way to strengthen their grasp of day-to-day measurements, procedures, and terms, for their own benefit as well as in the training of pharmacy technicians. Anyone wanting an engaging way to dust off some cobwebs from key components of their pharmacy school training will benefit from GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Course.

Participants in this course will:

Practical concerns

To make the practical even more practical, we’re offering GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Course in four convenient locations and on four separate dates:

January 6, 2018; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
South University School of Pharmacy, Room 303
Savannah, GA

February 24, 2018; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mercer University College of Pharmacy, Room TBD
Atlanta, GA

May 26, 2018; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, PS 101
Athens, GA

July 21, 2018; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lecture Hall D
Suwanee, GA

Note: You can go to any course you like, no matter what pharmacy school you attended.


Current GPhA members pay just $159. Non-members pay $289, and that includes a 2017-2018 membership, good through August 31, 2018.

Your instructor

Leading participants in the four-hour immersive course is Ashish Advani. Ashish graduated in 2007 with a PharmD degree from the University of Georgia. Ashish completed a Drug Information residency at Mercer University, centered on literature searching, literature evaluation, and medical communication, all in support of the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM).

Since then, Ashish has worked as a Clinical Associate Professor at Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and in that capacity, served as Director of the Drug Information Center, as well as a Drug Information specialist at Atlanta Medical Center.

In collaboration with the University, Ashish developed a website and smartphone app, InPharmD, to better connect healthcare providers to customized, evidence-based information provided by academic Drug Information Centers nationwide. InPharmD is currently expanding through all 11 Wellstar hospitals with three Drug Information Centers: Mercer, Wingate, and Idaho State.

Got questions? Drop a note to Phillip Ratliff at

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Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
Content from this course developed by GPhA and Dr. Jake Galdo based on key objectives derived from standard pharmacy school curricula. No content from this course is derived from the Georgia Pharmacist Practical Exam.

Fine print

ACPE-logo_highresblackThe Georgia Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To earn CPE credit for live study, learners are required to attend the live training, participate in class discussion, respond to in-class quiz questions, and complete an online survey within one week of the class.