The Fellowship Program of IACP offers pharmacists the opportunity to be recognized by their colleagues and to be distinguished in their communities as specialists in the art and skill of pharmacy compounding.
Established in 1997, the Fellowship Program distinguishes pharmacists who are exemplary in their professionalism and commitment to the practice of pharmacy compounding. Each applicant’s credentials are assessed against rigorous criteria that include contributions to published literature, continuing education, presentations, leadership, professional and civic service as well as professional awards. The criteria are designed to maintain a balance between subject areas and to ensure that the IACP Fellows are diverse in their practices and community activities.
IACP Fellows meet stringent requirements designed to demonstrate their commitment to patient care through quality pharmacy compounding and the highest ethical and professional standards. All Fellows must be registered pharmacists who have practiced pharmacy for at least five years and practiced as a compounding pharmacist for at least three years.
Since the IACP Fellowship Program’s inception, 88 pharmacists have been honored as members of this elite group.
Click here to view a list of current IACP Fellows.
What are the benefits?
Demonstrate to your patients, physicians and colleagues your higher level of expertise and commitment to the profession of compounding.
Set an example of excellence in your profession.
Bring more to your practice and demonstrate that you are diversified in both your practice and your community activities.
Fellowship is the highest distinction awarded by IACP, the only professional association dedicated to pharmacy compounding. IACP Fellows comprise an elite group whose achievements are highlighted in IACP literature, referred to the media via press announcements as excellent practitioners and provided various networking opportunities.
Fellows are inducted once a year at the Educational Conference. IACP members are eligible if they:
- Adhere to the Academy’s Code of Ethics,
- Currently practice or actively support the art and skill of pharmacy compounding, and
- Have been a member of IACP for at least three years.
In order to be considered for Fellowship, candidates must:
- Be nominated by at least one current Fellow.
- Earn a set amount of points in various categories of service and professional involvement such as continuing education, presentations and published articles, professional awards, and professional and civic service.
- Submit a completed Fellowship application with supportive materials, approval from the Fellowship Committee, which then makes a recommendation for approval to the IACP Board of Directors.
- Submit a video tour of practice site.
Following the application process, you then enter the interview phase. The interview determines your commitment to IACP’s Code of Ethics and provides the Fellows an understanding of your pharmacy practices, commitment to quality, marketing practices, willingness to share with colleagues and customer service philosophies.
Deadlines and applications
2015 Winter Deadline: December 4, 2015
2016 Spring Deadline: May 6, 2016
Fellowship Application - Please click here.
At the beginning of 2015, the IACP Board of Directors approved a significant redesign of the IACP Fellowship program to again recognize exceptional compounding practice in today’s environment. Selection into the Fellowship will be much the same as it has been, including the nomination and review process.
One major change is that there will be no fees associated with the process and no renewal paperwork. Once a Fellow is inducted they remain a Fellow so long as they continue to remain an IACP member and adhere to the Academy’s Code of Ethics or until such time as they wish to no longer be recognized as a Fellow.
Effective July 1, 2015, your Fellowship in IACP will continue indefinitely, with no renewal or additional fee payment. The only requirement for continued use of the FIACP fellowship designation is that you must remain a current member of our Academy.
Fellows are encouraged to continue their professional involvement with IACP and compounding pharmacy in general and may be called upon to help the board or staff with projects or vital information.
For more information, please email Jennifer Petska, or call 281/933-8400.
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