Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to support PGY-2 pharmacy residency research projects. Two funding opportunities of up to $5,000 each are available for projects highlighting the impact of board certification on:


  • Improved medication-related outcomes for patients;
  • Perceived value of pharmacist specialization across key stakeholder groups (e.g., patients, payers, physicians, and other health care providers); or,
  • Successful integration of board-certified pharmacist specialists into institutional credentialing and privileging processes.


“We are very pleased to announce the second call for applications and to support PGY-2 pharmacy residents who have committed to specialization and advanced pharmacy practice. This is a terrific opportunity for trainees and their mentors to meaningfully illustrate the impact and value of board certification,” stated BPS Associate Executive Director, Samuel Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS.


Applications are invited and will be accepted up until 5 PM ET on August 31, 2019. For additional details, including the application materials and submission link, please visit https://www.bpsweb.org/bps-seed-grant.


About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 41,000 pharmacist certifications across 11 specialties.



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