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AccessPharmacy: User Resources


The search feature in AccessPharmacy is simple and easy to use. You can learn more about the search feature at this link.


  • In AccessPharmacy, you can search for resources across all content types
  • Auto-suggest appears as you type (can be disabled)
  • You can "phrase search" using quotations
  • Get the same search results by combining terms together or by using AND
    • e.g., diabetes insulin = diabetes AND insulin

Search Builder:

To the left of your search results, search builder allows you to:

  • Focus the search by modifying your terms (keyword, title, author, ISBN)
  • Filter results by format (chapter, tables, cases, images, multimedia, etc.)
  • Select textbooks to see results by specific titles 
  • Narrow results by topics

Federated Search:

A federated search expands your results from AccessPharmacy to include results from other McGraw Hill Access Medical sites. 

  • Use the dropdown menu to the left of the search bar to select federated search
  • Search builder elements above apply
  • Green dot indicates the item is available in your subscription 

Renaming Quizzes

In AccessPharmacy, you can rename review quizzes you have completed. In your MyAccess profile (upper-right sign in, AccessPharmacy), under the "My Review Questions" tab, you can select the "Rename" pen tool beside any quiz you wish to rename. This is useful for sharing quiz results.

Click the link below to view a tutorial on how to rename quizzes in your MyAccess profile in AccessPharmacy or visit the Access User Center at this link.

MARC Records / KBART Title Lists

For more information about McGraw Hill MARC Records and KBART Title lists, including how to receive updates and download records, visit the Access User Center at this link.

Overview of AccessPharmacy

What Is AccessPharmacy?

About AccessPharmacy  

AccessPharmacy from McGraw-Hill Medical is designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education and practice today. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive, content-rich online pharmacy resource allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.

Guided by a preeminent Advisory Board that includes two top academic experts, Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, and Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, AccessPharmacy is the pharmacy field’s most trusted website.

AccessPharmacy gives pharmacy students instant access to videos, games, Q&A, and leading pharmacy textbooks that will establish an important foundation for learning, and allows practicing pharmacists to get information instantly about drugs, herbs and supplements, and consult features and editorials concerning the vast array of current pharmacy publications.

Why is AccessPharmacy unique?

AccessPharmacy provides unique benefits that deliver indispensable support in pharmacy education and actual practice – through these exclusive interactive features:

  • Leading pharmacy textbooks – References that are central to pharmacy education, including the complete current edition of the most comprehensive text on pharmacotherapy available today, DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. AccessPharmacy also offers texts such as the Lange Basic & Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists and posts frequent textbook and topic updates. 
  • While not included in AccessPharmacy but available as an additional subscription, Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice is a micro-collection of this popular McGraw-Hill  pharmacotherapy text and its accompanying Study Guide.
  • Quick Reference – Users will find Quick Answers, a concise outline of common conditions and disorders at your fingertips-whether used as a high-yield review for studying or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Extensive multimedia library – A unique multimedia collection featuring detailed drug interaction animations of complicated concepts. Videos illustrating fundamental medical concepts drawn from the world’s most trusted medical textbook, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, give pharmacy students the breadth of knowledge necessary to become an integral part of a health care team. 
  • Drug therapy cases – More than 150 drug-therapy cases with questions and care plans that students can design and submit to faculty to aid in critical thinking and problem analysis. Also available to course directors is a secure instructor’s guide with an organized answer key. Instructors: To receive a copy of this answer key, email Customer Success for more information.
  • Extensive self-assessment - With more than 10,000 Q&A in basic science, pharmacotherapy, and NAPLEX review, users can rate their skills and identify their strong and weak areas, making test-taking easier. The Top 300 Prescription Drugs Challenge allows users to quiz themselves on need-to-know medications. Plus, our Top 300 Drugs Flashcards are a fun, fast way to learn essential information about the top 300 most commonly prescribed drugs! In addition, the AccessPharmacy Flashcards are Q&A cards that provide a complete review of pharmacotherapeutic concepts for the major disease states most often encountered in practice.
  • Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice - Features and editorials to aid students, faculty, and clinicians sort through a vast amount of available pharmaceutical information and provide critical appraisals of studies and trials and recommendations that can affect decision making.
  • Integrated drug database – Look up dosing information, indications, adverse reactions, and pricing quickly for generic and brand-name drugs – along with an herb/supplement database with more than 1,100 unique entries.

Content Maps

With our content maps, our digital medical resources are matched with academic curriculum or professional specialty needs for a specific audience (i.e., students, residents, practicing clinicians, etc.). Resources highlighted in content maps include entire books, book chapters, quick references, multimedia, cases, and question banks. General content maps for faculty and students pair key MH resources with curriculum accreditation standards for specialty clinical education (i.e., undergraduate medical, family nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, clinical nurse specialist, etc.). Customized content maps can be created on a case-by-case basis and are specific to an institution’s educational program or professional needs.

Pharmacy Content Maps:

Explore our dynamic list of content maps on the Access User Center.

Contact Us

For help, please reach out to Customer Success at McGraw Hill at

For institutional accounts:

  • Please reach out to Customer Success for help with a technical issue, an existing institutional subscription, a trial subscription, marketing materials, setting up a training session and more.

For individual subscribers:

  • For help with an individual subscription, please email Online Customer service ( between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. You may also call 1-888-307-5984 (toll free within the United States).


MyAccess Profile

To engage with AccessPharmacy and its content and resources, users need to create a free MyAccess profile (upper-right sign in dropdown menu) in AccessPharmacy. Users are encouraged to login each time they use the site.

  • Create a MyAccess Profile: To learn more about how to create a free MyAccess profile, select the PDF link below or visit the Access User Center at this link
  • Reset Your Password: To learn how to reset your MyAccess profile password, watch this tutorial on the Access User Center

Usage Reports

For more information on how to pull usage statistics for your institution, please visit our page on the Access User Center at this link. is a free platform annotation tool in AccessPharmacy. To learn more, select the PDF guide link below or watch a tutorial on the Access User Center at this link. 

Linking to Content

Faculty can link to content in AccessPharmacy through their LMS using the durable URLs found in the browser of all text and chapter content, multimedia, cases, study tools, and clerkship content. For a tutorial on how to link to content in AccessPharmacy via durable URLs, please visit the Access User Center at this link.


Webinar Series

General Overview Webinars and Archived Webinars:

  • Sign up to attend an upcoming webinar. The session provides an overview of site features and available content.
  • Browse our list of past webinars and register to view a recorded session. 
  • To request live custom training for your institution, email Customer Success at