Cheat Sheets

We love cheat sheets. They simplify the studying process. They're great references to keep on hand when you're practicing. They bring you up to speed quickly on a new topic. 

Cheat sheets are just all around time savers. 

Here's a collection of our favorite ones. All of them were created by tl;dr pharmacy as a way to help you wherever you are on your professional journey. Please do not share or redistribute these cheat sheets. We proudly do not display ads on our website, so our products are a way to support us in our quest to give you outstanding pharmacy content. Plus it's illegal.

We regularly add new cheat sheets, so check back often!


Antibiotic Cheat Sheet (FREE)

Our original cheat sheet, and still our most popular. It's incredibly handy.

It's got treatments for resistant organisms (SPACE, MRSA, VRE...) It's got antibiotics that don't need a renal adjustment (much easier than memorizing the ones that do need an adjustment). It's got body distributions of various antibiotics. It's got PK:PD dosing strategies. Plus more. 

And it's yours, FREE. Just tell us where to email it, and it'll materialize in your inbox within minutes. 


MPJE Cheat Sheet ($19)

Here's what you do. Print this bad-boy out. Grab the state law book for whatever MPJE you're studying for, and answer out all of the questions provided. Make sure to have wine with you during this step, because it's not fun. But, once you've filled out (and memorized) everything on this cheat sheet, you should be more than ready for your MPJE. Literally any MPJE. You can even use it for the law portion of the CPJE (but in full disclaimer, you will need more than this cheat sheet to pass the CPJE. No worries though! We wrote this article to help you out).

You can use this cheat sheet for any state law test, and re-use it as many times as you like. It's yours forever, and it will still be relevant for years to come (because even if the specific details of the MPJE questions vary between state to state and year to year, the TYPES of questions asked are very similar).  


Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet Cheat Sheet ($7)

Our most comprehensive cheat sheet to date. Covers basically everything you need to know about anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications. You'll get common dosing (by indication), dosage adjustments for renal and hepatic failure, drug interactions, reversal agents, hold times for procedures, pregnancy category, basic pharmacology, relevant clinical pearls, and a whole lot more. 

Use this sheet to ace your next exam. Or hang it up on the wall at your practice site as a quick and handy reference. You can even add it to your peripheral brain. Trust us, this cheat sheet is exactly what you've been looking for if you're someone who works with anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications. 


Oncology Cheat Sheet ($4)

Unleash your inner chemo rockstar with this cheat sheet that tells you everything you need to know about chemotherapy for the NAPLEX. This thing packs a ton of information into a single page. You'll get dose limiting toxicities, renal and hepatic dosage adjustments, emetogenic potenial, likelihood of hair loss, infusion reactions, and much more.

You don't have to feel like oncology is a subject best left to wizards and sorcerers. This cheat sheet organizes chemo in a systematic and easy to understand way that's helpful whether you're a student or a practicing pharmacist. 

Use it to prepare for that heme/onc APPE you've got coming up. Or the NAPLEX. Or just keep it on hand while you're practicing so you know what to monitor in your cancer patients. 


HIV Cheat Sheet ($4)

This well-designed sheet gives you the deets and clinical pearls you need to you through your ID module, your APPE rotation, the NAPLEX, or your practice career.  

It packs a ton of useful (read: testable) information in a single page. Pre-treatment requirements, CrCl cutoffs, notable adverse effects, which PIs must be boosted, which drugs are safe in pregnancy, drug interactions (including contraindications with statins and acid suppressing agents), and much more.

You could basically call this sheet “HIV drug trivia likely to show up on the NAPLEX.” Or if you're in practice, it could be "How to not screw up the HAART meds for every HIV patient that comes into your hospital or pharmacy."

Interview Mastery: The tl;dr pharmacy Guide to Interview Questions ($15)

Interview Mastery is different than every other list of "Top 25 Job Interview Questions" that you've seen out there.

This list was composed by combining the interview question banks from as many job sources that we could get our hands on (we have friends in high places). These come from inpatient and outpatient settings and include questions for both resident and practicing pharmacist positions. For each question (there are 30 in total), we break down the question behind the question (i.e. the "real" question the interviewer is asking you). Then, we give guidance on how to develop your answer. We even give you an evaluation rubric to practice and grade yourself.  

In a former life, I was the store hiring manager for a retail pharmacy. And Sam and I have been through the interview process dozens of times each on both sides of the table. One of us might be sitting on the other side of the interview table from you one day. The point is, we know what interviewers are looking for when they ask you questions. And we created Interview Mastery to share that knowledge with you. We designed it to help you prepare for every kind of interview you'll come across in professional life; whether you're a student or a practicing pharmacist.


Residency Candidate Evaluation Form (FREE)

Got a residency interview coming up? Got a job interview coming up? You're gonna want this cheat sheet. 

It's based on a rubric that employers use to evaluate you before they hire you (literally, we got our hands on as many of these as we could and combined them to make the product you see here). Using this sheet, you can prepare yourself for an awesome interview, because you already know how you're being graded. It's useful for any pharmacy-related job interview; but it really shines for PGY1 residency interviews. You can start using this during your P1 year to make yourself into the type of candidate that residency programs salivate over. 

It's yours FREE, just tell us where to send it below.