Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual

Tell me if any of this hits close to home...

  • You struggle with balancing the workload of pharmacy school.
  • You're doing everything to be on "residency track." But you don't think you can compete in this market. And you're not even sure you want a residency in the first place.
  • On every exam, you end up knowing a bunch of stuff that isn't tested (while missing the stuff that is).
  • You don't remember what was on the last exam you took...let alone what you took in the last module. Don't even talk about last year.
  • You have no idea how to prepare for your IPPE and APPE rotations, and you're nervous as hell about it.
If only pharmacy school was this easy to navigate.

If only pharmacy school was this easy to navigate.

Pharmacy School is a struggle. 

It's hard enough figuring out what to study for the 4 tests you have this week...

How are you supposed to map out APPE rotations, residency programs, your CV, that group presentation on Type II Diabetes next week, your senior portfolio, community service....

....oh. And getting a job. Don't forget about getting a job after school. 

Pharmacy school doesn't come with instructions. It's not like there's a road map to forge your path... 

Until now.


"This book helped improve my test scores by a letter grade."

Evan L. - P2 Student



Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual

Poor kid just had his first day of integrated therapeutics.

Poor kid just had his first day of integrated therapeutics.

Hi! Brandon Dyson and Sam Oh here. We're the creators of tl;dr pharmacy.

We're board certified, residency-trained clinical pharmacists. And we are well-versed in the challenges of pharmacy school. 

We remember the uncertainty. The anxiety. The stress. But after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (so, so many tears)---we got through it. 

And we did pretty well. We both graduated with honors near the tops of our classes.

Then we entered the "real world." And we saw student after student going through the same "drinking from a firehouse" routine that we did...

Making the same mistakes we made... 

Figuring things out by trial and error.

So we decided to do something about it. That something is Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual (PS:TMM).


"PS:TMM is both entertaining and useful. The study tips and test-taking strategies improved my class performance this semester."

Matt D. - P3 Student

"This manual really sets up pharmacy students for success."

Janiel U. - P4 Student

"This is a great manual for all pharmacy students! It's exactly like talking to your friend. Someone's who's 'been there, done that' giving you the straight up tips, tricks, and truth...can't beat that!"

Heather H. - Recent Graduate

"The rotations chapter alone made PS:TMM well worth the purchase."

Aimee A. - P2 Student


Here's How This Book Will Help You

Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual is the only book of its kind.

It tears down every gray area in pharmacy school. All the "hidden" lessons. The things where you say "Man! I wish I knew that before I started."

And it teaches you how to master them one by one.

PS:TMM comprehensively covers the stuff that no one else talks about. And it does so with humor (and step-by-step instructions). Here's a chapter list:

  1. How to Study
  2. How to Ace Every Multiple Choice Exam
  3. How to Get Stuff Done
  4. How to Deal with People
  5. How to Win at Rotations
  6. How to Make Presentations Presentable
  7. How to Make a Ridiculously Good CV
  8. How to Interview Like a Pro
  9. How to Impress with Internships
  10. How to Balance Work and Life

Clap. Clap. Clap. 

Ok. So a chapter list doesn't tell you a whole lot, does it?

Let's dig deeper to see what you're getting.

For starters, this isn't some 15 page document we typed up real quick in MS Word.

This book weighs in at an information-packed 100 pages. It took us a year to write. PS:TMM went through endless revisions and updates.

Our goal was simple... 

We wanted to make the most useful non-clinical book ever written for pharmacy students. 

Well....maybe the goal wasn't simple. But it was clear.

Do you like reading white papers? Executive summaries? Text books? 

We don't either. And PS:TMM reads nothing like any of them. You'll find it digestible. It's 100 pages, but it's a very "readable" 100 pages. There's (bad) jokes. Occasional profanity. Kenny Loggins lyrics (seriously). 

Here's what's inside PS:TMM:

  • How to crush every IPPE and APPE rotation -- even if you have no interest in that area of pharmacy and you don't like your preceptor
  • The secret anatomy of multiple choice test questions -- and using it to improve your grades
  • Common tactics used to trick pharmacy students during exams -- and how to beat them
  • Proven productivity techniques that snap you out of your lazy funk
  • Step-by-step instructions on crafting the ultimate CV -- even if you don't have "anything good" to put in it
  • A comprehensive guide to not making an ass out of yourself when dealing with pretty much everyone -- and how to make your network the envy of all of your peers 
  • How to give a presentation so awesome your professors will weep
  • Simple methods to impress preceptors and practically guarantee a residency
  • The definitive guide to job interviews -- never get rejected again
  • How to design your P4 year to set you up for life after school
  • Exactly what extracurriculars (and how much of them) you need to get into residency 
  • A (not so) subtle reminder of the big picture....balancing work and life without going crazy
  • A study system that saves you hours -- while improving your GPA

....and so much more. 

It's really pretty simple. Follow the steps in PS:TMM and you'll have more time. And more confidence. You'll finally "get it."

You'll be a hero to underclassmen. And you'll no longer feel stressed and anxious about what to do next. 





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With just a couple clicks of the old mouse PS:TMM can be yours. 

You'll get a copy of the ebook in pdf format delivered immediately to your inbox.

You know what else you'll get? 

Lifetime access to every single revision we ever make to Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual...

(we're already working on the next edition).

We're not snake oil salesmen trying to take your money (although that would be cool...). We're 2 guys that want to help you out.

We want to make your pharmacy life better. 

We will probably never be "finished" with this book. We are always taking your feedback to make PS:TMM better. 

And those revised and updated editions of PS:TMM will be yours for free.

We take these, and more!

We take these, and more!

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Some quick info. Our checkout process is 100% secure. Upon clicking "Buy Now" you will be redirected to our sales vendor (Shopify). 

You can use any credit card without worrying about anything screwy going on. We will not collect or store your financial information. 

We guarantee your satisfaction with Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual.

We have a 30 day, no questions asked return policy. If you're not satisfied with the book, just let us know. We'll return the full amount of your purchase. We'll even eat the credit card processing fees. 

We want you to get so much value from PS:TMM that you'll think you stole from us. 

And we stand behind that, 100%.

"This is so good! It applies to so much more than pharmacy!"

Sandy D. - Author's wife and Chief Editor of Grammar.
NOT a Pharmacy Student. Also NOT an unbiased reviewer.


Frequently Asked Questions


We're both cheap bastards. It takes a lot for us to hand over our hard-earned CA$H. We don't expect you to be any different.

If you have any questions about PS:TMM, we are happy to answer them. 

Seriously, just contact us at

But first...

Here is a list of the most common questions we've been asked so far...


What is so special about PS:TMM? Why not get one of the dozens of books in print by ASHP and APhA?

Those ARE good books. And they'll serve you well. But they're not PS:TMM.

  1. They're more expensive
  2. They're less fun to read (***Author Bias Alert***)
  3. tl;dr pharmacy has a unique point of view and doesn't have to write in "corporate speak"

We're NOT affiliated with any professional pharmacy organization. And that's a good thing. We don't have to worry about "big brother" or a bureaucratic "executive committee" keeping us PC or making sure we toe the middle ground.

We can give real opinions. Actual advice. And we're not that far out of pharmacy school ourselves, so we're still in touch (plus we both precept a lot of students). We're not someone that's been sitting in board room meetings for 20 years telling you to "advance the profession of pharmacy."

We are on the front lines and are not afraid to give you real talk. And that's exactly what we do in PS:TMM. 

It's the only book of its kind. 


Should I purchase PS:TMM in a particular professional year?

We've tested PS:TMM in people ranging from pre-pharmacy students all the way to PGY1 resident.

We gave away dozens of free copies. Asked for feedback. Incorporated said feedback. We made each iteration of the book better than the last.

And every single tester (we call them tl;dr ambassadors) said the book helped them. Most of them said we were undercharging by selling it at $17. One of them even vowed to buy it after we promised to give her a copy of the first edition.

(at least we got to make sure our refund system works...)

PS:TMM will benefit you no matter where you are in pharmacy school. And while it is primarily written for pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students, a few chapters will even help after graduation and beyond. 

The 'multiple choice' chapter will help with the NAPLEX. The 'dealing with people' chapter will benefit you throughout your work life. Ditto for presentations, work-life balance, and CV construction.

No matter what year of school you're in, PS:TMM can help. Even if you graduate next month.

Just try it out. If after 30 days you don't think you've benefited, return it for a full refund. 


Is your checkout system secure?

Yep. We use a service called Shopify to process all of our transactions. We can't say it any better than they can, so here's the skinny directly from their website:

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We are very serious about securely hosting your online store and have invested significant time and money to certify our solution is PCI compliant. From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management, we work really hard to ensure our shopping cart software and ecommerce hosting is secure."


What if I'm unsatisfied with PS:TMM and want a refund?

For starters, that's impossible. You're lying. There is no way you're unsatisfied with PS:TMM.

OK, but if you ARE unsatisfied? Of course we'll refund your money. We have a 30 day risk-free guarantee.

You could read PS:TMM dozens of times in 30 days. You could memorize it like Rain Man and recite it to your manipulative older brother. You could hire a calligrapher to write it out in a decorative scroll to hang on your wall. 

And if you're unhappy for any reason within 30 days, we'll give you a 100% refund. No questions asked. We'll even eat the credit card processing fees. 

That's how confident we are that you'll love PS:TMM.


Who is PS:TMM NOT for?

If you're looking for a "magic bullet" to fix all your problems without any work on your part, this book is not for you.

PS:TMM gives you a logical process to follow. But passively reading it won't do you any good. If you don't put the lessons into practice, you'll be no better off than when you started. 

The bottom line is this. This is not some "get rich quick" scheme. This isn't the fast track to instant success! Easy A's without even trying!

If you're looking for that sort of thing, you won't find it here. Please keep your money. 


I'm a Student! I can't afford $17!

That's not a question! But we'll answer it anyway.

We know all too well that money is tight. Especially when you're a student. 

But not all purchases are created equal. 

You can spend $17 on lots of things that don't provide lasting value.

You may even spend more than that every week at Starbucks. Or maybe it's a meal (or two) out at a restaurant.

You enjoy these purchases in the moment, but soon after their value is gone. The soy vanilla latte with a double shot has worn off. You're hungry again.

That doesn't happen with PS:TMM. When you buy it, it's yours for life. Including every update and revision.

This purchase will pay you dividends for YEARS. It's an investment.

How much would it be worth to no longer feel stressed about the next exam?

To understand exactly what you need to do to match for residency? 

You can have that with PS:TMM. And all it takes is skipping a few lattes or cooking one meal at home.


"Wow, this is a great resource!"

Samantha C. - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist