The program corresponds to the BPS content outline to meet all the required knowledge and skills for our candidates to design the therapeutic plans in different hospital settings in a safe & Effective Manner.
The purpose of the BCPS program is to validate that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to improve patient outcomes by:
- Optimizing medication use by serving as an objective, evidence-based source for therapeutic information and recommendations;
- Functioning as a member of an interprofessional team providing direct patient care;
- Working with physicians/prescribers in hospitals to design and/or modify patients’ medication therapy regimens;
- Recommending adjustments to dosage or alternate medications when appropriate;
- Working with physicians/prescribers in outpatient settings to optimize medication therapy, and tracking progress and compliance; and
- Making suggestions about diet and lifestyle changes to help patients better manage their health.
After finishing this program our candidate becomes ready to pass the board exam and become a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS).
pharmacotherapy ensures the safe, appropriate and economical use of medications as part of interprofessional treatment teams in a variety of settings, including hospitals and health systems. Currently there are more than 26,000 BPS Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists.