The first examination in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy will be administered in Fall 2018.
The application will open on or about May 1, 2018.
The BPS Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) program is a credential for pharmacists who have met the eligibility criteria below and specialize in the use of microbiology and pharmacology to develop, implement, and monitor drug regimens that incorporate the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials to optimize therapy for patients.
The purpose of the BCIDP program is to validate that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to optimize patient outcomes by:
- Using clinical and evidence-driven knowledge to develop appropriate antimicrobial therapies to more rapidly resolve infections while decreasing adverse events, complications, and resistance.
- Providing direct patient care through interprofessional health care teams, collaborative leadership of antimicrobial stewardship programs, education of health care providers, preventive services including immunizations
- Advocating for appropriate antimicrobial utilization.
- Improving public health by optimizing antimicrobial potential in individual patients and narrowing the resistance trends that occur in society by preventing progression of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.