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POCT Certificate Program

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will host a pharmacist training session on May 11th from 1-5 PM.  The program will provide the “Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Certificate Program” through the NACDS organization.
Specifics from NACDS include:
-Practical, hands-on training in point-of-care testing in four (4) disease states
-20 credit hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education
-Unique dual home study and in-person structure
-Access to and training on the interactive, web-based education platform
The cost will be:
    $400 for pharmacists
    $300 for UC alumni and preceptors
    $250 for any current UCSOP students
Contact Gannett Monk with any questions at gannettmonk@ucwv.edu, or to request the UC alumni/preceptor/student discount code.
To sign up, go to:  http://www.ucwv.edu/POCT/ 


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