Day 1 Compounding Review
NYS Part III Examination
Program B

The New York State Board of Pharmacy unlike other state board of pharmacy requires all candidates who elect to license by examination to successful pass a compouding examination with a minimum score of 75%. 


As indicated on the NYSB website the Part 3 examination tests candidates on medication safety and fundamental compounding concepts for both sterile (USP <797>) and non-sterile preparations (USP <795>).  Past exams (other than the last scheduled exam of June 2020 that was later administered on August 4th, 2020) were administered over 2 days as described below


Day 1 (40 points)  Cover look-a-like an/or sound-a-like drugs (vaule 8 points), Prescription Errors and Omissions (E&O) (valued at 20 points) and patient profiles (valued at 12 points).


Day 2 (60 points) Covered pharmaceutical calculations, prescription labeling and the actual preparation of (1) a sterile IV and/or TPN preparation (USP <797>) and two non-sterile preparations (USP <795>) such as capsules, suspensions/syrups and topical preparations.

The two day PBR class prepares candidates for both days in the two day offering identified as Program B.

Professors: Dr. Anthony J. Cutie