Fall 2017 BPS Certification Examination Results

Washington, D.C. – The results of the Fall 2017 BPS specialty certification and recertification exams were announced today by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS), the premier post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession. A total of 2883 out of 4213 pharmacists passed the exams in the nine specialties currently offered by BPS: ambulatory care pharmacy, critical…

Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. and Siddiq Kassam to Join BPS Psychometric Staff

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) announces that Timothy J. Muckle, Ph.D. will be joining the BPS staff as Senior Psychometrician effective October 30, 2017. Dr. Muckle earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL and has 17 years of psychometric experience; from 2008 he served as the Senior Director of Testing and Research for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty

Board of Pharmacy Specialties Receives Petition to Recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a Pharmacy Specialty Public Comment Period Closes December 13, 2017   Washington, D.C.—The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has received a petition to recognize Compounded Sterile Preparations as a pharmacy specialty and has opened the public comment period. The petition to recognize Compounded…

Reducing Stigma for Persons with Mental Illness – Our Professional Role

Jerry McKee Pharm. D., M.S., BCPP Medical Affairs Director of Pharmacy Community Care of North Carolina   Mental illness is common throughout the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year, and overall, only about half of those affected receive treatment1. For those with mental illness, there are many barriers to accessing optimal…

2nd Call for Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Item Writers

Washington, DC – BPS is issuing a call to participate in an upcoming Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Online Item Writing Drive.  BPS offers this opportunity to write items for possible use on future BPS Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Certification and Recertification Examinations, which must accurately reflect the current practice of Cardiology and Infectious…