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Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces 2017 Officers and New Board Members
On October 25, 2016 the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS) jointly announced that an agreement had been reached, in principle, to move the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications.
Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petitions to Recognize Cardiology and Infectious Diseases as Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has received petitions to recognize Cardiology and Infectious Diseases as pharmacy specialties and has opened the public comment period.
Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC – Today the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) announced that an agreement has been reached, in principle, with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS) to move the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications.
As part of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ Value of Certification Initiative (VoC), BPS has created an Employer Advisory Committee. The VoC Initiative is a comprehensive, multi-year, multi-faceted effort to promote the value of BPS Board Certification to important stakeholders such as the public, professional colleagues, employers, payers and government agencies.
For over half of BPS’ four decade history, it has truly been an amazing experience to have the opportunity to be a part of the exponential growth of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and witness the increasing value of BPS Board Certification along the health care continuum from a patient’s to a provider’s perspective. During my tenure with BPS, I have worked in numerous positons, including Registrar, Website Coordinator, Certification Administrator, Associate Director and Director of Certification.
Driving through Southern Idaho this summer on the way to a mountain lake vacation, I noticed something unusual in several of the sugar beet fields. A roof, completely intact, collapsed onto the ground, around the remains of a log cabin. Perhaps a hastily built home trying to avoid the endless snow and wind across the sagebrush desert? It definitely reminds us of the need to build a solid foundation, because without that, a roof on the ground doesn’t provide much shelter.
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for two (2) Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacists (BCCCP) and three (3) Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialists (BCPPS) to serve on its Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Councils, respectively.