Memphis Pharmacy Technician TrainingJust as the pharmacy tech field has grown over the last decade,(1) so has our Pharmacy Technician program in Memphis. Since our program began at Memphis in January 2004, it's seen its first class of 20 student grow to as high as 140 student enrollees.What makes our program at our Memphis campus stand out? We think it's our career-focused curriculum,(2) the interesting hands-on labs and classroom experiences, and our dedicated instructors who care about your success. Call or request information to learn more about our Pharmacy Technician school in Memphis.About Our Memphis Pharmacy Tech SchoolOur Pharmacy Tech training school in Memphis has two labs specifically designed for simulated pharmacy operations. Lab 131 is used as a simulated outpatient pharmacy. This lab features sample bottles for dispensing as well as some outpatient compounding items. Script Assist software and compounding logs are used in this part of the program. Mock phone calls and customer service skills are practiced as well. Lab 132 is the simulated inpatient pharmacy lab. During this portion of the training, students work with four different types of IV flow hoods, prepare for using sterile products (while they work toward earning their Sterile Products NPTA certification), and practice how to manage a 24-hour patient floor stock.How Our Pharmacy Program WorksAs a student in our Memphis Pharmacy Technician program, you'll begin the majority of your hands-on activities in the second half of your diploma program.Activities include working in groups of eight in our mock inpatient labs, or working in a group of six to nine in our mock outpatient setting. You'll spend time training in each part of pharmacy lab to get a better idea of what happens in each area of a typical day-to-day pharmacy operation.Our program can also help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) exam!Pharmacy Training Products and Equipment Our lab equipment includes laminar flow cabinets, more than 240 medicinal samples (placebos), and a variety of compounding products.Compounding and Sterile Products are two classes that stand out as favorites to our students. Many students tell us they particularly enjoy the program because of how much compounding they can do and how many different items they can actually make themselves.Working with sterile products (intravenous solutions) also holds interest for many, because they can see firsthand how one small vial of medicine (again, a placebo) can be diluted and made into something so effective.Student Life, Events, and Activities in Our Memphis Pharmacy Tech Diploma ProgramGuest speakers for the Pharmacy Tech training program in Memphis have included previous graduates, externship site host members, drug company representatives, and potential employers.(2)Some externship sites that work specifically with our students are Tri-Med Pharmacy Services and the Memphis Health Center.(3)Outside of class, our students have a chance to take part in field trips to local pharmacies, including retail and nuclear pharmacies, the St. Joseph's Children Hospital pharmacy, and the MED Regional Medical Center for Trauma at Memphis.Students have also participated in several community events like disaster drills with the City of Memphis Emergency Response Team, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Volunteer for a Vet Services, and senior tour programs.Memphis Pharmacy Technician InstructorsEach member of our Pharmacy Tech instructor team has formal training/certification as a pharmacy technician.Together, they have more than 60 combined years of experience ranging from retail pharmacy to all aspects of hospital pharmacy.What's more, they're eager to share their knowledge and in-field expertise, and they're committed to offering you the kind of individual support that may make the difference in your success as a Pharmacy Tech student.