• Memorizing Pharmacology

  • A Relaxed Approach
  • By: Tony Guerra
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (397 ratings)

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By: Tony Guerra
Narrated by: James Gillies
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Publisher's Summary

As a working parent of four-year-old triplet daughters, I understand time management presents one of the greatest barriers to my pharmacology students' success. Many students feel that cold sense of overwhelm and information overload.

This easy-to-listen guide organizes pharmacology into manageable, logical steps you can fit in short pockets of time. The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning.

After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English. You'll have a new understanding of pharmacology to do better in class, clinical and your board exam. You'll feel the confidence you'd hoped for as a future health professional. For patients and caregivers, this book provides a means to memorize your own medications to better communicate with your health providers.

©2016 Tony Guerra (P)2016 Tony Guerra

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Read it out of order

This was a very good book. It has several bits of helpful information throughout. However, I would suggest reading it out of order.
Start with chapter 28 of the Audio book sections, and write down all 200 drug names.
Then listen to all the review material that starts at chapter 29 to get a basic overview of what you are diving into. THEN go back to chapter 1 and work through the book. By taking down the drug names, then listening to the review before you get started, the rest of the book will make more sense. :-)

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For goodness sake Audible- title your chapters!

The content of this audiobook is great! I just wish I could scroll through the chapter titles and select based on content. Numbering the chapters 1 through 38 with NO additional information is kind of a dealbreaker. At the very least, listeners should be able to log in to their Audible account and see chapter titles that give some insight into the content in each chapter.

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One of a kind!

I love the narrator, the flow, the mnemonics, and the simplicity. Highly recommended!!!! As a medical student, I can confidently say that this book is one of a kind when it comes to learning Pharm. First book I've come across that is not intimidating.

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Very focused on american students

What did you like best about Memorizing Pharmacology? What did you like least?

I truly lie the idea of this book. Pharmacology names might be very hard to remember, and this book tries to help students by dividing the different pharmaceuticals into different classes, and explains the origins of their names. That makes it much easier to remember. It is also well red by the narrator.

The reason i gave it only three stars is that it is very focused on brand names, and since the brand names very a lot around the world, this really just makes the book useful for students and professionals practicing in the USA.

I would recommend it to American students, but not to student form other countries.

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Just one word: Awesome!!!

If you could sum up Memorizing Pharmacology in three words, what would they be?

Thank you Dr. Guerra, you made Memorizing Pharmacology an enjoyable read!

What other book might you compare Memorizing Pharmacology to and why?

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Have you listened to any of James Gillies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend it to anyone in the medical field. I also recommend the audible version because it helped me with the pronunciations.

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Finally, an audiobook with correct pronunciations!

Would you consider the audio edition of Memorizing Pharmacology to be better than the print version?

There are many names in pharmacology that seem unpronounceable, os it's not as much that the audio is better than the print version as much as helpful to have with the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

The Cardiode to Joy performance in the cardiac section is really well done, the book really makes sense from beginning to end.

Which character – as performed by James Gillies – was your favorite?

The ending where the mom and dad had to do CPR on their 3-month old was a tearjerker.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

How to make pharmacology not suck.

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P-1 student

I am a P-1 student, mom, and have all the responsibilities that a 39 year old returning student endures. I downloaded this book the summer before my P-1 year and listened while doing household chores. It has helped me so much during my first year to already have this information down and I could spend my time on the new information presented in class. The tips for remembering the immense amounts information in a short amount of time and only needing to review the drug cards for exams have contributed to my success in class and as a mother navigating the 4 intense years.

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Suplemental to Nursing Pharmacology

This is great to listen to before you go into Pharmacology for nursing. I have a medical background, but this still was a fantastic refresher and went well with in class studies.

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great review

great review for someone whose been "away" from practice for awhile. Entertaining and well presented.

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Easily holds my interest

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes.This book is easy to follow along with, it holds my interest. I am on my 4th reading of the book, and I learn something new every time!

What did you like best about this story?

James makes it is to retain the knowledge with his down to Earth English.

What does James Gillies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator, his voice has a lot of depth and he adds character to the book. James makes it easy to learn the information, and his stories peek my interest.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When on my second listening I was able to give the answers before he said them!

Any additional comments?

This is a great book if you are trying to learn the top 200 drugs for the PTCE.

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  • Prama Yadav
  • 06-20-16

Fantastic narration ... Great story.. Very useful

I found out about this book through a social media. I am preparing for my pre-reg pharmacy exam (uk). I was looking for something very much like this!! Though some of the brands, dose & drug schedules we use in uk are different than USA; the book is still very useful!!
I got so hooked up with the book and I finished the whole narration in one day! Helpful .. Will deffo recommend !
Thank you!!

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  • 06-12-19

Very wordy

Very wordy and overcomplicated way of describing pharm. Fell asleep listening to it after the first 30 mins.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-21

Great audiobook for memorising medications

Excellent resource for memorising medications, easy and interesting. However if there is a PDF to accompany, that'd be great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-21

I highly recommend

This is a very in depth book, easy to listen to, and well put together. I actually listened through it twice to help memorise it better.

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  • Ann Tonks
  • 05-22-19

Learning pharmacology for nursing exam

This audio book was in-depth and a great learning resource for on the go learning. It helped me to pass my exam with a good grade, although I had limited study time. Amazing narrator- amazing author!