Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) — Partnership with the Profession

What an exciting and productive year we have just concluded and we are well underway in planning for an even more robust year in 2017. Under the leadership of William (Bill) E. Evans, 2016 Chair of BPS and William (Bill) Ellis, Executive Director of BPS, remarkable progress was made partnering with the profession to position… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) — Partnership with the Profession

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Transition of CGP Credential is Another Important Step for Professional Unity

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. Continue Reading Transition of CGP Credential is Another Important Step for Professional Unity

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Happy 40th Anniversary Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)!

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. Continue Reading Happy 40th Anniversary Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)!

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The Value of Dual 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. Continue Reading The Value of Dual Certification

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BCOPs: Bridging the Gap in Oncology Patient Care

Because of the aging population and the rising incidence of cancer it is expected that in the next 5-10 years, there will be a shortage of oncology physicians in the US. In 2007 the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) reported that by 2020, the increased demand for oncology services would exceed the increased supply of oncology physicians by about 34%. In a 2014 update, ASCO confirmed the earlier information, predicting a shortfall in the number of oncology providers to keep up with the increasing demand for oncology services. They estimated that by 2025 there will be a 40% increase in the need for oncology services with only a 25% increase in the number of oncology physicians. Continue Reading BCOPs: Bridging the Gap in Oncology Patient Care

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