Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to Serve on its 

Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council

A total of nine positions available.


Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) requests nominations for nine pharmacists to serve on the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council.


The BPS Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council will be responsible for:

  • Developing standards and eligibility requirements for board certification in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy for approval by the BPS Board of Directors;
  • Developing examinations for initial and continuing certification of Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialists; and
  • Reviewing and approving professional development programs for recertification of Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialists.


Please note that when making Specialty Council appointments, BPS carefully considers individual nominee’s practice experience, practice setting, and leadership abilities. Prior to submitting a nomination, carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and required time commitments outlined in the Call for Nominations Information Booklet as well as the BPS Conflict of Interest policy.


Term and Eligibility

Nominees for the BPS Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Council must be active licensed pharmacists and have a minimum of five years clinical practice experience with expertise in Emergency Medicine. Past volunteer service to BPS (e.g., item-writing, participation in a role delineation study panel) is preferred, but not required. Specialty Council appointments are based on the calendar year, with the inaugural term starting from January 2021 with the potential to continue for a duration of up to six years through December 31, 2026.


A succession plan will be established to stagger the transition of inaugural members with new members who are Board Certified Pharmacists in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy. After the first certification examination is administered, it is anticipated that at least two inaugural members will transition off the Council each subsequent nomination cycle.


Nomination Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

  1. Completed and signed Nomination Form
  2. Completed Statement of Interest (300 words or less) responding to the prompt: “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 Antitrust Statement Documents
  5. Up to two letters of recommendation (optional)


Specialty Council Orientation

Specialty Council Members MUST participate in a mandatory in-person (in the Washington, DC metro area) or virtual New Member Orientation and Business Meeting as well as an item writing training tentatively scheduled for February 20-21, 2021.


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 active pharmacist certifications in 12 specialties.


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