Members are reminded that August 1 is the deadline for submitting applications to take the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) examinations in Nuclear Pharmacy, Nutrition Support Pharmacy, Oncology Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, and Psychiatric Pharmacy.
Complete information on applying for the 2013 examinations, including details of the important new changes to the 2013 examinations, can be found on the BPS homepage at www.bpsweb.org.
The number of pharmacists certified by BPS continues to grow—with more than 15,862 at last count. Many employers reimburse all or part of the examination fee or provide bonus pay for BPS-certified specialists, and many of these clinical pharmacists report that their certification is counted in promotion and clinical privileging decisions affecting their careers. Specialty certification is a great way for clinicians to distinguish themselves in practice. Don’t put it off any longer!