Recertification of BPS Board Certified Pharmacists

A board certified pharmacist’s commitment to career-long learning and continuing competence is an important differentiator of a certification program compared to a pharmacy degree, a pharmacy residency program, or a practice-based continuing education certificate of completion. The knowledge and skills required of a pharmacist specialist evolves as treatment guidelines change and new medications are available to patients. Continue Reading Recertification of BPS Board Certified Pharmacists

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Brian Lawson

The Value of Certification

The Value of Certification

As I write this month’s blog I am attending a national convening organized by the American Board of Nursing Specialties designed to discuss the value of certification. I am very pleased that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is one of 26 different organizations from nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and various testing vendors supporting this multi- day meeting. Continue Reading The Value of Certification

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William Ellis - BPS Executive Director

Unique opportunity of serving as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Extern

During the month of January, I had the unique opportunity of serving as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Extern. As a fourth year student pharmacist, I aspire to pursue a career path focused in ambulatory care. I can foresee board certification assisting in validating my knowledge, skills, experience and allowing me to provide the highest level of direct patient care. Continue Reading Unique opportunity of serving as the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Extern

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BPS Celebrates 40 Years of Advancing Patient Care

In 1976, as the US celebrated its 200 birthday, there was little fanfare around the birth of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), in fact our birth name was Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. The launch of BPS presaged the anticipated evolution of the pharmacy profession, as we embarked on a path of deeper clinical engagement to impact the safe and effective use of medications well before a prescription is written. Continue Reading BPS Celebrates 40 Years of Advancing Patient Care

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Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

I am writing this edition of the BPS Leadership Blog as the 50th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in New Orleans concludes. While the growth of this meeting from its humble beginnings in 1966 with less than a 1000 attendees to close to 25,000 people is remarkable, what is also remarkable is how our profession has developed over these 50 years. Continue Reading Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

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William Ellis - BPS Executive Director