The Georgia Pharmacy Association

Practical Skills Refresher Course

4 credit hours

Immersive, hands-on review with Dr. Jake Galdo.

Dr. Jake GaldoGPhA’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 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 7, 2017; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
South University School of Pharmacy, Savannah

March 4, 2017; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
GPhA Headquarters, Sandy Springs

June 3, 2017; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
UGA, Athens (PS 101)

July 22, 2017; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PCOM, Suwanee (Lecture Hall D)

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


Current GPhA members pay just $159. Effective January 2017, non-members pay $289, and that includes a 2016-2017 membership, good through August 31, 2017.

Your instructor

Leading participants in the four-hour immersive course is an educator and community pharmacy guru Dr. Jake Galdo. Jake is assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Jake earned his PharmD from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. In 2014, the Georgia Pharmacy Association awarded Dr. Galdo the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award. Expect his approach to GPhA’s Practical Skills Refresher Course to be just that — innovative, in a hands-on, minds-on sort of way.

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.