Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces applications for the two 2022-2023 BPS Seed Grants are open and will be accepted through August 19, 2022 (note: the deadline has been extended from the original deadline of August 12). Incoming 2022-2023 PGY2 pharmacy residents and preceptors planning to conduct research projects involving BPS Board Certification are encouraged to apply. Selected grant recipients will be announced in September 2022.
Two funding opportunities of up to $5,000 each are available for projects highlighting the impact of pharmacist 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.
“There is great value in the research that addresses how pharmacist board certification impacts patients, the health care team, and the profession. We are pleased to continue our support of research into topics surrounding pharmacist board certification for the 2022-2023 grant program.” said Ellie LaNou, BPS Director of Professional Affairs.
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 interprofessional 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 active pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties.
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