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Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues a call for applications for subject matter experts in pharmacoinformatics to participate in a job analysis (also known as a role delineation study), which will take place in the second half of 2023. Applications can be submitted here and are due by April 30, 2023.


The outcomes of the job analysis will be used to help determine whether BPS should consider pursuing pharmacoinformatics as a specialty practice area. If the findings of the job analysis indicate establishing pharmacoinformatics as a specialty practice area, BPS will issue a profession-wide call for a petition to formally recognize pharmacoinformatics and develop a certification assessment.


“It is important to bring subject matter experts into the conversation about a potential specialty area, and we look forward to learning more about this emerging area through the job analysis panel as this practice area is quite broad.” said BPS Executive Director, William M. Ellis, MS, RPh, ICE-CCP.


Job Analysis Panelist Responsibilities

From among the applicants, 15 to 20 subject matter experts in pharmacoinformatics will be selected to form a job analysis panel. Panelists will participate in approximately 15 to 20 hours of focus group discussion over 4 to 6 months via web conference across three or four virtual sessions.


The job analysis meetings will be facilitated by BPS psychometric staff. Meeting dates and times will be selected by BPS psychometric staff in consultation of the availability of the panelists.


Job analysis panelists are responsible for:

    • Establishing the scope of the pharmacoinformatics specialty practice area
    • Identifying the tasks performed by practitioners in pharmacoinformatics
    • Identifying the competencies required by practitioners in pharmacoinformatics
    • Evaluating the feasibility of a specialty certification in pharmacoinformatics


Application Deadline and Details

Applicants will be asked to upload a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of interest document (500 words or fewer), provide information about professional characteristics (e.g., years of experience, credentials), and disclose any potential conflicts of interest. BPS must receive the completed submission through this application link no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023:


Questions can be directed to BPS 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 has currently issued more than 57,600 certifications held by pharmacists across 14 specialties.


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