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Kudos to BPS and CCGP – A Major Step Forward

Today the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) issued a press release announcing announcing that the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential will move under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications. Kudos to those...


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Credentialing and Privileging – The Cornerstone of Provider Status

This issue of AJHP is a theme issue featuring numerous papers on provider status. I applaud the Journal for featuring more theme issues such as this one that bring us more in-depth focus on important topics facing our profession. What struck me most as I read these papers is that a common...

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Certification and Specialization; Similar But Not Equal Concepts

In my last blog ( http://connect.ashp.org/ASHP/ASHP/Blogs/ViewBlogs/Default.aspx?BlogKey=9f91e115-74a6-4ed8-9d0f-a6b39f9fd2ae ) I commented on the recent work of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. As I noted before, one thing that struck me about the debate in Denver was is...

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Certification and Specialization – An Evolving Trend

During the recent Summer Meeting in Denver the House of Delegates approved a New Business Item that was submitted by ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists entitled Board Certification for Pharmacists. The final version of approved by the House is as follows: ...

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Board Certification in Pharmacy - Who is Eligible?

Nearly 35 years ago the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was created by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Today six specialties have been recognized and more than 10,000 pharmacists have been certified through examination. Recently BPS released the eligibility requirements for...

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