Comprehensive Geriatric Program

Comprehensive Geriatric Program

Welcome to the Comprehensive Geriatric Program.

Note: This program will expire on November 1, 2019, and will be removed from the Health eLearning portal at that time.

Congratulations on your decision to pursue board certification in geriatric pharmacy. 

The Comprehensive Geriatric Program provides a series of learning modules based on key areas pertaining to senior care, all delivered in brief segments that you can complete at your own pace. The content is based on current clinical practice guidelines and concepts relevant to the care of the aging population. This program is an important addition to your geriatrics toolbox and will help you optimize the care that you provide to older individuals in your practice.

Note that the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) examination is administered by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS) in the United States but can be written at various testing centres throughout Canada. For more information about this certification and the BCGP exam, visit The detailed content outline for the BCGP examination is available at

The Comprehensive Geriatric Program includes the following topics:

  • Basic Concepts in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy (8 modules)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (8 modules)
  • Endocrine and Exocrine Diseases (7 modules)
  • Hematologic Disorders (5 modules)
  • Dementia and Delirium (9 modules)
  • Parkinson's Disease (8 modules)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (5 modules)
  • Nutrition/Hydration Disorders (2 modules)
  • Respiratory Disorders (5 modules)
  • Genitourinary/Renal Disorders (5 modules)
  • Dermatologic Disorders (2 modules)
  • Infectious Diseases (6 modules)
  • Psychiatric Disorders (6 modules)
  • Geriatric Oncology Review (2 modules)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders in Older Individuals (4 modules)

Click here to download a PDF with the learning objectives of each program module.

Please refer to individual modules for author and reviewer disclosures regarding conflicts of interest.

The Comprehensive Geriatric Program has helped pharmacists across Canada successfully challenge the BCGP exam since 2014. At this time, Pear Healthcare Solutions has made the decision to discontinue the program at expiry on November 1, 2019.  

If you wish to purchase the program modules at this time, please be advised that in order to receive CE credits, you will be required to complete the modules and tests before November 1, 2019. You will be able to print PDF versions of the modules if you wish to keep them for reference. 

Thank you for considering the Comprehensive Geriatric Program and for accessing our programs to augment your continuing education. 


41.75 CEU

Tom Smiley
BScPhm, PharmD, CTE

Nora MacLeod-Glover
BScPhm, PharmD

Rosemarie Patodia


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