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A total of two BCTXP Positions Available


Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues a Call for Nominations for specialists (Board-Certified Pharmacists) 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 in the specialty area for approval by the BPS Board of Directors; 
  • Developing examination material and setting the passing standard for initial and continuing certification of pharmacist specialists; and 
  • Reviewing and approving professional development programs for the recertification of pharmacist specialists. 


Each Specialty Council is comprised of nine members. Seven of the members of each Specialty Council are pharmacists holding BPS Board Certification in that pharmacy specialty. Two members of each Specialty Council are pharmacists who do not hold board certification in the specialty area that the Council is responsible. As a new specialty area, the Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Council will undergo a transition period during which pharmacists who do not hold the BCTXP credential will rotate off the council and newly certified BCTXP credentialed pharmacists will replace them.  


Nomination Deadline and Details 

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, December 13, 2021 by 5pm Eastern

  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 Conflict of Interest and Antitrust Statement Disclosure.  
  5. Completed and signed Commitment to Serve Form
  6. Up to two letters of recommendation (optional) 


Desired Qualifications 

BPS carefully considers individual nominee’s expertise, experience, and professional setting to maintain an appropriate representation for the specialty area when making appointments to 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 Booklets for Specialist Member, the BPS Conflict of Interest policy, and the Commitment to Serve. BPS seeks nominees with any or all the of the following desired qualifications provided below. 


Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of two BCTXP positions open) 

  • Practice Focus: Academia, Administration/Management, Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement, Regulatory 
  • Population Focus: Lung Transplantation 
  • Practice Setting: N/A 
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, association membership or leadership activities, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.  


Any questions can be directed to Ellie LaNou 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 54,400 pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties.


BPS Contact
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(202) 760-3836