ASHP Named BPS Professional Development Provider


The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has named ASHP as a professional development program provider for a seven-year cycle that begins January 1, 2016.


The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has named ASHP as a professional development program provider for a seven-year cycle that begins January 1, 2016. ASHP will offer review courses and recertification resources for five specialty areas: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association), Critical Care Pharmacy, Pediatric Pharmacy, Oncology Pharmacy (in partnership with the American College of Clinical Pharmacy), and Pharmacotherapy.

“With the addition of BPS certifications in Pediatrics and Critical Care Pharmacy, ASHP is pleased to be able to add to our suite of top-quality BPS certification and recertification offerings,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “ASHP was an early leader in the conceptualization and advancement of clinical pharmacy and specialization, and it is wonderful to be able to help this core and growing segment of our membership prepare to take on expanded patient care roles.”

As the leading provider of continuing pharmacy education in the country, ASHP takes a unique approach to specialty certification preparation. Developed by the top experts in the field, the review resources and courses employ a complex case-based, interactive approach. Participants in ASHP specialty certification preparation programs follow hypothetical patients in real-life scenarios, from initial presentation, medical history, risk factors, and complications throughout their treatments and outcomes. This practical method simulates common stituations that pharmacists may encounter in their daily practice.

Educational activities designated for specialty recertification credit will be delivered live at ASHP meetings or as home study modules. The recertification program for each specialty is a multifaceted, application-based approach tailored for board-certified pharmacists so that they can quickly apply in practice what they have learned.

ASHP has been a leader in the development of six of the current BPS specialties and has the widest range of specialty review and certification courses available in the market today. ASHP’s strategic plan, professional policies, and advocacy efforts to gain Medicare provider status for pharmacists all support the need for a greater number of pharmacists who are prepared to provide specialized patient care services on interdisciplinary teams.

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