Tony Guerra, PharmD
Tony Guerra, PharmD
Tony Guerra, PharmD, is chair, instructor, and pre-pharmacy advisor at Des Moines Area Community College's Pharmacy Technician program and Pharmacy Podcast Network Co-Host. He's Tony_PharmD on Twitter and TonyPharmD on YouTube providing Top 200 drugs and pronunciation help to over 4,500 followers with over 1 million views. His two audiobooks Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach and How to Pronounce Drug Names: A Visual Approach to Preventing Medication Errors are Amazon bestsellers. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in English and the University of Maryland with his PharmD.
Jul 12, 2018 @03:48 AM
Some pharmacy schools now use Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment scores for academic probation.

Dec 11, 2017 @03:04 AM
Here are 5 things you should know as you consider an online program.

Nov 3, 2017 @04:45 AM
Meant as a curricular assessment, this test could hurt colleges and students unexpectedly

Oct 26, 2017 @02:50 AM
Check out the author's new fiction work and the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education's non-fiction take on this crushing burden.

Oct 24, 2017 @12:42 PM
Almost 14% of pharmacy school graduates leave with no debt, the rest average over $160,000.

Oct 18, 2017 @01:43 AM
Extended commuting time can be stressful. What is a pharmacist to do?

Oct 16, 2017 @06:20 AM
Why did a top college of pharmacy switch to a 3-year program from a 4-year one?

Oct 12, 2017 @03:19 AM
It is halfway to graduation. Have you started studying for the NAPLEX?

Oct 10, 2017 @04:33 AM
Last year, 14 out of 100 graduating pharmacy students reported not taking any loans. How?

Oct 9, 2017 @01:24 AM
A 3-step process to compare pharmacy schools' prerequisites and set an application timeline.

May 23, 2017 @12:48 PM
Many pharmacy students started off as pre-meds, here are 5 reasons they may have switched.

May 12, 2017 @06:01 AM
With the recent rise in student loan rates pharmacy students may want to revisit cost-of-living numbers.

Mar 20, 2017 @09:12 AM
A pharmacy school professor may have solved the Top 200 Drugs problem.

Feb 14, 2017 @10:05 AM
How many pharmacy students can’t go to the APhA National Meeting because of money?

Feb 1, 2017 @04:29 AM
In an increasingly diverse country, our pharmacy profession's ability to educate a diverse workforce may determine our impact.

Jan 23, 2017 @04:00 AM
Pronunciation errors threaten patient safety, but what can we do about them?

Jan 12, 2017 @07:35 AM
How do over 7 million community college students learn about the pharmacy profession?

Jan 10, 2017 @02:38 AM
Some side businesses fit better with a pharmacy career. How can you get started?

Dec 1, 2016 @02:15 AM
One entrepreneurial student had his first experience with pharmacy in high school, is that where we should be starting?

Oct 12, 2016 @06:19 AM
The PCAT and GRE have verbal testing components, which may not coincide with a student's science heavy preparation, so here are some tips on improving your word game fast.

Oct 3, 2016 @02:12 AM
This November, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is releasing a longer North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination.

Sep 22, 2016 @01:59 AM
This new program will help with the shortage of Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish-speaking health care providers in the area.

Sep 19, 2016 @04:51 AM
With the advent of massive open online courses, one university has made MBA content available to all.

Sep 17, 2016 @02:26 AM
Family farms disappear as globalization pushes farming to consolidation and specialization. Are there parallels with the family pharmacy?

Sep 14, 2016 @05:34 AM
Biology and chemistry might not be the best prepharmacy majors.

Sep 2, 2016 @03:59 AM
The top 200 drugs list changes every year. Here's a way to keep up and help your classmates.

Aug 30, 2016 @07:27 AM
To help accomplish the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's mission to spread the word about pharmacy as a profession, 7 pharmacy schools have banded together for a biannual event.

Aug 29, 2016 @08:15 AM
With the availability of Internet search functions, students often struggle to memorize large blocks of information in the unfamiliar language of generic and brand-name medications.

Aug 25, 2016 @03:29 AM
Student pharmacists pay a premium in their last professional year to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.

Aug 25, 2016 @03:05 AM
Few pharmacy schools offer technician training, but one unique program is helping licensed techs enter advanced-practice roles.

Aug 22, 2016 @05:37 AM
Pharmacists can learn a lot from helping to solve public health challenges.

Jul 29, 2016 @07:37 AM
Although the number of pharmacy school applicants may have slightly decreased in the past 5 years, the surge in pharmacy schools has made admissions a priority.

Jul 18, 2016 @02:34 AM
Prepharmacy students may choose to take community college courses to mitigate some expenses and avoid larger student loan debt.

Jul 11, 2016 @12:28 PM
The pitfalls of a pharmacist surplus have been clearly outlined, but several types of individuals and institutions may benefit from having more pharmacists in the marketplace.

Jul 5, 2016 @12:43 PM
The majority of P4 focuses on clinical training and preparation for residency, so entrepreneurial pharmacy students looking for leadership and management experience may need to get creative with their elective rotation choices.

Jun 28, 2016 @09:30 AM
Five years after graduating from pharmacy school, I thought I would lose my career as a pharmacist.

Jun 27, 2016 @12:50 PM
The places where pharmacy technicians work outside of traditional retail and hospital settings might surprise you.

Jun 21, 2016 @03:37 AM
With busy lives and longer commutes, podcasts provide an excellent opportunity to start conversations in the classroom about the pharmacy profession.

Jun 14, 2016 @03:30 AM
The short answer is: the accreditation document says so.

Jun 9, 2016 @12:33 PM
There's continued debate over the suitable pre-pharmacy schooling necessary for success in pharmacy school.