Charting the International Course for Board Certification

Brian Lawson – PharmD Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement Board of Pharmacy Specialties     The vision statement serves as the North Star for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties while we map out plans to create more intersections between board-certified pharmacists, advanced practice, and patients not only in our community, but in communities… Continue Reading Charting the International Course for Board Certification

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Board-Certified Pharmacists to serve on its 2020 Specialty Councils

A total of 25 Positions Available   Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) seeks Board-Certified Pharmacists to serve on its 2020 Specialty Councils.   TERM AND ELIGIBILITY The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. BPS must receive nomination materials by… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties Seeks Board-Certified Pharmacists to serve on its 2020 Specialty Councils

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Request for Proposals for Professional Development Providers in Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) solicits proposals for Professional Development Programs (PDP) for the Recertification of Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacists (BCSCP). Recertification, which is required every seven years, is a process in which a Board-Certified Pharmacist demonstrates maintenance of a defined level of contemporary knowledge and skills. Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces Request for Proposals for Professional Development Providers in Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces 2019 New Specialty Council Leadership and Members

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council Chairs, Vice Chairs, and members for each of the 13 BPS specialties. These appointments and re-appointments are effective January 1, 2019. For the full roster of each BPS Specialty Council visit https://www.bpsweb.org/about-bps/specialty-councils/.   A BPS Specialty Council serves… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties Announces 2019 New Specialty Council Leadership and Members

Kaiser Permanente Colorado Pharmacy Department, Gourley/Vlasses Named 2019 Recipients of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Awards

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce that the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Pharmacy Department has been named the 2019 recipient of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award in the organization category.    Beginning with the 2019 award, nominations for the Weaver/Penna Award were solicited separately for organizations and… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente Colorado Pharmacy Department, Gourley/Vlasses Named 2019 Recipients of the Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Awards

Avis D. Bullard Receives ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Recognition

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce that Avis D. Bullard, BPS Director of Quality Assurance, has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, or ASQ-CSSBB.   “BPS congratulates Avis D. Bullard on earning her ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Obtaining this internationally recognized… Continue Reading Avis D. Bullard Receives ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Recognition

BPS & PTCB Leadership Blog

Pharmacy Profession Moves to Recognize Knowledge and Skills in Compounded Sterile Preparations

Patient Safety and Quality Addressed Through Certification Jointly Written by BPS and PTCB     The issues related to safety and quality in providing patients with Compounded Sterile Preparations has been well documented. “According to the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), millions of medications are compounded each year to meet the unique needs of patients,” explained BPS Executive… Continue Reading Pharmacy Profession Moves to Recognize Knowledge and Skills in Compounded Sterile Preparations