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It was on a brisk, autumn day that I first reported to my rotation with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). BPS, for those that don’t know, is the entity responsible for issuing all of the pharmacy board certification exams (i.e. the BCPS initials you see in many professor titles). Today, in place of the DC offices, we were meeting at the posh Lorien Hotel in Alexandria, VA for the inaugural meeting of the expert councils for board certification in pediatrics and critical care. I found myself as the sole student pharmacist witness amongst the national gurus in these two specialties. During the meetings and over meals, I had the privilege of getting to know these outstanding individuals. They had gathered to begin writing items (questions) for the latest pharmacy certifications that will be offered in 2015. I’m honored to say that our very own Dr. Stephanie Phelps was included in the pediatrics council. Over the next two days, I learned just what goes into writing a question. Suffice to say, a LOT of safeguards are in place to ensure board certification exams are fair!
I open with this story to highlight opportunities available through the rotations offered through the APhA Experiential Program. The organization offers 6 unique rotational experiences through their headquarters in Washington, DC. This includes my BPS rotation whose offices are located in the basement of APhA. In addition to completing projects in their area of interest, a number of experiences are common to all rotations. These include the opportunity to lobby for the profession on Capitol Hill with state representatives, meet with key APhA staff such as president & CEO Tom Menighan, and attend all-staff meetings. Finally, some of the most fun activities were the ones I didn’t expect like yoga in the APhA Foundation art gallery, lunches in the Department of State, lectures at the FDA, and happy hour with students and residents from other national associations.
Check out previous year’s PharmFlix starring our very own Brandon Ladd and Trey Smith! #enjoy!
Our Historian, Lauren Hoth, will be writing to keep you up to date on the happenings in our chapter. Check out her column under the Chapter News tab to read more!
The APhA-ASP Executive Committee would like to welcome you all back for another school year! We have big plans for the upcoming year. Keep checking the website and other social media for more information on the exciting things to come this year!