The relationship of board certification to financial and professional benefits for pharmacy practice faculty

Melody Ryan, J. S. Butler, Frank Romanelli, Kelly M. Smith

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To determine financial and professional benefits to examinees for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) certification, a web-based survey was developed arid sent to all 84 US colleges of pharmacy. Numbers of pharmacy practice faculty and board certified faculty were obtained independently from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Roster and the BPS website. Twenty-six surveys were returned. The proportion of BPS-certified faculty was not statistically significantly related to reimbursement of certification- related expenses. The proportion of BPS-certified faculty was statistically significantly related to increases in salary, but not other recognition factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Teaching
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 4 2006


  • Board certification
  • Faculty
  • Reimbursement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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