Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA): The PCOA is a key evaluation of student learning during each year of the curriculum. It provides students with individual performance measures. The exam is used as a gauge of the School of Pharmacy’s performance compared to other schools of pharmacy. This assessment is created by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. PCOA is a mandatory exam for all P3 and P4 students at the TTUHSC–SOP.

Students missing the PCOA exam or performing poorly in January 2019 will not be allowed to retake the exam until January 2020.

Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Information Link

SOP OP 80.P.05 Procedures for Assessing Performance of Students on the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Exam

PCOA Exam Content Areas

PCOA Frequently Asked Questions

 

Important Dates for the PCOA

DATE ACTION ITEM
November 12, 2018 All P3 and P4 Students Must Register for the PCOA Online by this date
November 27, 2018 A Student seeking a Testing Accommodation Must Submit a Testing Accommodation Request by this date
January 14, 2019 Students Must Download the WebLock Browser & Look for the Practice Test
January 25, 2019 PCOA Examination

 

November 12, 2018: All P3 and P4 Students Must Register for the PCOA Online by this date

Click here to see the PCOA Student Registration Instructions

November 27, 2018: A Student seeking a Testing Accommodation Must Submit a Testing Accommodation Request by this date
NABP abides by all applicable federal and state regulations relating to the testing of eligible individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and amendments (ADAA). NABP will evaluate accommodation requests.

To submit an accommodation request, individuals must take the following steps:

1. Download the Testing Accommodations Request Form
2. Complete section I, Student's Information.
3. Have your practitioner complete section II.
4. Submit the form to the Office of Student Services, which will complete section III.
5. Submit the completed form to the Office of Outcomes Assessment (Email: iverlyn.peng@ttuhsc.edu)
6. The Office of Outcomes Assessment will submit the completed form to NABP for review.
 
Note: The student is responsible to timely submit a completed Testing Accommodations Request form to the Office of Outcomes Assessment.
 
January 14, 2019: Students Must Download the WebLock Browser & Look for the Practice Test
About two weeks prior to the PCOA administration, NABP will send students a link to the PCOA practice test. The practice test includes a voluntary 50 questions and will help students become familiar with the types of questions and the format of the PCOA, as well as the software used to deliver the assessment.

Students who have registered for the PCOA but do not receive the email with the practice test code should check their spam filters. If no email has been received, please contact the office of Outcomes Assessment.

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