The Top 250 Drugs Online Course

Learn and Review Drug Therapy Essentials

Succinct videos for medical professionals and students to develop a rock-solid understanding of the top 250 medications

Course Overview of the Top 250 Drugs

We’re passionate about improving the quality of drug therapy education from pharmacology to pharmacotherapy. Using 60+ beautiful HD videos complemented by a library of 150+ comprehension quiz questions, this course will take your foundational pharmacotherapy knowledge to a whole new level.

How much time have you expended with bloated “top 200” flashcards, lengthy textbooks chapters, and seemingly endless PowerPoint presentations? It’s time to start working smarter, not harder.

This course is built specifically for healthcare providers and students to leverage your valuable time and improve your foundational understanding of pharmacotherapy. We’ve hand-picked the most essential information from the top 250 medications in the outpatient setting, including:

Disease pathophysiology
Mechanism of action
Drug class
Brand and generic naming
Typical dosing ranges
Drug indications
Common adverse effects
Rare but serious adverse effects
Relevant contraindications
Medicinal chemistry
“Black” boxed warnings
Patient counseling points
Dosage form concerns
Memorization aids
Relevant clinical pearls

What Are the Top 250 Drugs?

Particularly in colleges of pharmacy, students commonly memorize basic facts for the “top 200 drugs” or “top 300 drugs” to focus on the most commonly prescribed medications. Although thousands of medications are available in the US market, more than 90% of all prescribed medications are from the top 200 medications.

This course focuses on the top 250 most prescribed medications in the United States. Although the list of medications has slight changes each year, most medications that are designated as a “top drug” remain on the list for many years. More information about this list is available via the ClinCalc DrugStats project.

Sample Videos from the Course


Course Features

Track Your Progress

Track your progress as you complete each unit. Not ready for a specific drug class? Feel free to skip sections to meet your learning needs.

Comprehension Questions

Frequent, low-stakes assessment improves long-term comprehension. Every video includes a brief quiz section to ensure drug topic comprehension.

Listen At Your Own Pace

All videos are compatible with web browser extensions (such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox) designed to speed up video playback at 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, or 2x normal speed.

Optimized Medical Education

ClinCalc Academy courses follow best practices of teaching and learning. Slides are designed to optimize learning and engagement, video length is targeted specifically for online learners, and formative practice is integrated into each lesson.


I liked how the pharmacology of the medications was explained clearly and concisely. The animations were very helpful to my understanding, as I’m a visual learner.

Betty D.

Love the slides and explanations. Great counseling points. Not too overwhelming.

Shannon K.

It made the mechanisms of action so much more clear! I found pharmacology using huge, complicated text books extremely difficult but your videos allowed me to not only remember more of it, but actually to really understand it for the first time and I’ve been practicing for close to two decades!

Sandra O.

This course is fantastic! I love the length of each module — short yet thorough. The memorization tips were understandable and they definitely stick with you.

Leigh C.

Who Should Take this Course?

The Top 250 Drugs course is designed for any medical provider or student who needs to have expertise in drug therapy — this includes:

Pharmacy Technicians
Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners

These videos are also a perfect supplement for standardized board exams, such as:

AANP exams

About the Course Instructor

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS

Sean Kane, PharmD, BCPS received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in 2010. In 2011, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency, and in 2012 he received board certification in pharmacotherapy and completed a PGY-2 critical care residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Kane worked as a critical care pharmacist for more than a decade before transitioning to academia full-time. Currently, Dr. Kane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois and is the Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Assessment.

As part of his teaching role, Dr. Kane provides more than 100 hours per year of classroom instruction on a wide variety of topics ranging from cardiovascular pharmacotherapy to medical literature evaluation.

Enroll in the Top 250 Drugs Online Course

Top 250 Drugs Online Course



Unlimited streaming of 60+ high-definition videos
Quiz yourself with 150+ comprehensive questions
Lifetime access to review course material at any time
Content designed to develop a rock-solid foundational understanding of drug therapy

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