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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Pharmacists to serve on its

Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy, Nutrition Support Pharmacy, and 

Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Councils

A total of four positions available.


Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues an accelerated Call for Nominations for two Specialist Members to serve on the Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialty Council, one Specialist Member to serve on the Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialty Council, and one pharmacist to serve on the Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Council.


The BPS Specialty Councils are responsible for:

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


Term and Eligibility

Specialty Council appointments are based on the calendar year, with this term starting January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. The Specialty Councils will review nominations in October 2020. The BPS Board of Directors will consider recommendations for appointments. BPS anticipates the appointment of new Specialty Council Members to be made before Monday, November 30, 2020.


Nominees for the Specialty Councils must be active licensed pharmacists and have a minimum of five years clinical practice experience with expertise in the applicable specialty practice area. Previous participation on other licensure or certification boards and past volunteer service to BPS (e.g., item-writing, role delineation study panelist) is preferred, but not required.


Nomination Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 23, 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)


Desired Qualifications

BPS carefully considers individual nominee’s expertise, experience, and setting to maintain an appropriate representation for the specialty area when making appointments based on the needs of the Specialty Council. As such, the needs of each Specialty Council are different and will vary from appointment cycle to appointment cycle. Prior to submitting a nomination, pharmacists should 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. BPS seeks nominees with any or all the of the following desired qualifications provided below.


Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialist Member (two BCSCP positions open)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Commercial Compounding Pharmacist, Hospital Compounding Pharmacist, Hospital Compounding Pharmacy Administration or Management, Durable Medical Equipment
  • Practice Setting: Academic Institution, Academia-affiliated / University-based Hospital, Community Compounding Pharmacy, Community Teaching Hospital, Government Hospital, Private Teaching Hospital, University Hospital
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.


Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist Member (one BCNSP position open)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Genomics, Public Health, Pharmaceutics/Sterile Compounding, Critical Care
  • Population Focus: Pediatrics
  • Practice Setting: Government (NIH/Public Health Service, VA Hospital), Health-system based Setting – Pediatric
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.


Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Member (one position open)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Clinical Trials
  • Population Focus: Thoracic Transplant (Heart and Lung)
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.


Specialty Council Orientation

Specialty Council Members MUST participate in a mandatory in-person (in the Washington, DC metro area) or virtual New Member Orientation tentatively scheduled for February 20, 2021.


Questions? Contact Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs at


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 14 specialties.


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