Are you making a difference on the healthcare team and in patient care? The Board of Pharmacy Specialties invites board-certified pharmacists to share their experiences in a new campaign, the “BPS Ambassadors”. This campaign will showcase BPS Board-Certified Pharmacists advancing practice in their communities and improving patient care. Pharmacist specialists interested in contributing their thought-provoking ideas and unique perspectives on the value of BPS Board Certification are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted up until Friday, June 17, 2022.
BPS will select up to five pharmacist specialists with excellent storytelling skills to highlight the value of BPS Board Certification and the impact it has on their career, whether through improvements in patient care, interprofessional teams, employer perception, professional development, or career advancement. BPS recognizes the diversity of the pharmacy profession and wishes to represent these narratives. Those selected will be featured in a video series accessible on the BPS website and social media platforms; additionally, the selected speakers will be invited to present during a live event (date and location TBD).
Step 1. Application Form
For the initial application phase applicants will be asked to submit a statement of interest responding to the following prompts:
- How does your professional experience position you to be selected as a “BPS Ambassador”?
- What role has BPS Board Certification play in your professional development and career advancement?
Completed applications should be submitted electronically here. Applications will be accepted up until Friday, June 17, 2022.
Step 2: Video Submission
Applicants whose stories/responses are chosen will advance to the final phase of the application process which will require submission of a 3-minute long video response to questions provided by the selection committee.
Applications will be reviewed by the BPS selection committee and speaker selection criteria will be based on:
- The experience and credibility of the applicant.
- The applicant’s commitment to BPS Board Certification.
- The applicant’s storytelling and lecture presentation ability on video and/or to a live audience.
- The applicant’s interest level to participate in panel discussions, presentations, blogging, podcasts, etc.
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) selected three board-certified pharmacists to serve as the 2021 BPS Ambassadors. The BPS Ambassador program showcases BPS Board-Certified Pharmacists and their experiences advancing practice in their communities and improving patient care. In these engaging videos, the first BPS Ambassadors highlight the value of board certification in their own unique stories.
Stephanie Gaston, RPh, BCACP
The Impact of Board Certification
Teisha Robertson, PharmD, MBA, BCGP
7 Fun Facts About BPS
Rosana Steavenson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
The Three C’s of BPS Board Certification