Three Positions Available


Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues an accelerated Call for Nominations for one non-Specialist Member to serve on the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Council, and two Specialist Members to serve on the Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council.



The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 2020 to December 31, 2022. BPS must receive nomination materials by Monday, December 16, 2019. The Specialty Councils will review nominations in December 2019. The BPS Board of Directors will consider recommendations for appointments. BPS anticipates the appointment of new Specialty Council Members to be made before Friday, January 10, 2020. Selected Council Members must attend the initial Specialty Council Orientation on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Washington, DC metro area.


Specialist Position: Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP) are eligible to apply.


Non-Specialist Position (non-Board-Certified Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care): Pharmacists who do not hold Board Certification in Ambulatory Care are eligible to apply. Non-specialists should have practice experience that is complimentary to but distinct from the specialty area. A Non-Specialist Member must not be Board-eligible in the specialty area for consideration but may hold board certification in other specialty areas.


Prospective Specialty Council members must have at least five years of experience in the applicable practice area. Specialty Councils should be comprised of pharmacists with extensive practice expertise across different practice settings. Participation on other licensure or certification boards, or experience with BPS activities (e.g. as an item writer, role delineation study panelist) is preferred, but not required.


BPS has outlined ideal expertise, practice setting, and experience of prospective Board-Certified Pharmacist and non-specialist nominees based on the needs of each Specialty Council for this appointment cycle. Please note that the Specialty Councils strive to maintain a mix of practice expertise and practice setting. As such the needs of each Specialty Council are different and will vary by appointment cycle. A description of desired characteristics and a link to nomination materials are provided below.


Nomination Deadline and Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, December 16, 2019.

  1. *Completed and signed Nomination Form (see Nomination Links below)
  2. *Completed Statement of Interest (300 words or less) — Response to the question: “Why are you interested in serving as a member of the BPS Specialty Council?”
  3. *Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  4. *Completed and signed Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement Documents
  5. *Maximum of two Letters(s) of Recommendation (optional)


Desired Characteristics

Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and required time commitment for a Non-Specialist Member and a Specialist Member. Based on the practice expertise, focus, and setting of current Specialty Council members, BPS seeks nominees with any or all the of the following desired practice characteristics.


Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (Nomination Submission Link)
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open)

  • Desired Practice Expertise: administration/practice management, patient safety, public health, genomics, biostatistics/research methodology,
  • Specialty Practice focus: women’s health, pediatrics, liver disorders, geriatrics, infectious diseases, psych/behavioral health, HIV, COPD/asthma, oral contraception
  • Desired Practice Setting: government (armed services, FQHC, NIH, public health service, VA), managed care/mail order, psychiatric center or hospital, community pharmacy (non-academia), cancer center or hospital, children’s hospital, acute care/critical care, health-system based hospital
  • International Perspective or consideration: education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered


Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy (Nomination Submission Link)
Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Specialist (two BCSCP positions open)

  • Desired Practice Expertise: compounding pharmacist (hospital or community compounding pharmacy), administration/management (hospital or commercial compounding pharmacy), pediatrics practice focus
  • Desired Practice Setting: community hospital, community compounding pharmacy, teaching hospital (teaching or community), academia-affiliated/university-based hospital, government hospital, university hospital, managed healthcare
  • International Perspective or consideration: education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered


Questions – Contact Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement at or 202-429-4116.


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 46,000 pharmacist certifications across 12 specialties.


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