- Priority and reduced enrolment fees for specialty training workshop(s)
- Eligibility for recognition as a College of Pharmacy Practice Specialist (upon satisfaction of the requisite criteria – see below)
- Eligibility for recognitions as a College of Pharmacy Practice Fellow (upon satisfaction of the requisite criteria – see below)
Becoming a Pharmacist Specialist
An Ordinary member who has successfully completed specialist training course(s) and who has at least 5 years of experience in a specialty area recognized by the College may apply for the title of “Pharmacist Specialist”.
Becoming a Fellow
An Ordinary member with specialist title and who has practiced for at least 10 years is eligible to apply for Fellowship if he/she meets one or more of the following metrics of excellence:
- Distinguished contribution to the advancement of the pharmacy profession
- Outstanding technical management and leadership
- Distinguished record of significant publications of impact
Ordinary members who meet the following minimum criteria are eligible for consideration of the “Specialist” title granted by the College:
- have at least 5 years of experience in a specialty areai recognized by the College, and
- have successfully completed specialist training courses recognized by the Collegeii, or
- have been certified by a recognized overseas organization as a board certified specialistiii, or
- have established pharmaceutical care services or new initiatives for improving patient care (service description with outcomes achieved should be provided)
- have a distinguished record of significant publications of impact.
- The specialist is expected to have accumulated experience in teaching or training, either in local hospitals, teaching institutions or other institutions.
The above are considered minimum qualifications with which each case will be separately considered with specific criteria designed for each specialty area. The college reserves all rights to make the final decision on the accreditation of candidates.
Interested applicant must complete the application form and provide a short personal statement of his/her accomplishments supported by a bibliography, if pertinent, with description for meeting the above criteria. In addition, the applicant must obtain the nomination and support from one fellow of the College or support from his or her current or previous supervisor(s) and lodged in the application and prescribed fees together with all the required documentations.
- Specialty areas currently recognized: Pharmacotherapy, Oncology Pharmacy, Paediatric Pharmacy, Psychiatric Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, and Geriatric Pharmacy.
- List of specialist training courses and the recognition criteria will be announced in separate documents.
- Currently recognized overseas organizations include the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) and Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP). Members can nominate other organizations for the College’s consideration. The list of organizations will be updated periodically and announced on the website of College.