Offered twice a year the Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Home Study Syllabus for Recertification consists of a collection of journal articles that focuses on advances across the four domains of oncology specialty practice. Approved for Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) recertification credit by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), the home study syllabus is a series of current articles from the primary oncology literature, each with learning objectives, and a web-based posttest covering the full series of articles. The articles will be made available either in print or through electronic access, depending upon availability from the copyright holder.
The first volume is released in February 2016 and the second volume is released in July 2016. Each volume will offer at least eight hours of BCOP recertification credit.
Topics in the two volumes include:
Volume 1 – Released February 2016
- Adult Acute Leukemias
- Chronic Leukemias
- Head Neck CNS
- HSCT/BMT Transplant
- Prostate Cancer
- Practice Management
- Renal Cell Carcinoma
- Symptom Management
Volume 2 – Released July 2016
- Adult Sarcomas
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- GI Cancers
- Gynecologic Malignancies
- Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma & Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Pediatric Malignancies
The Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Home Study Syllabus for Recertification includes multiple Web-based recertification tests. BCOPs who read each article included in the Home Study Syllabus and successfully complete the Web-based posttests on the content of the articles will earn oncology recertification credit.
The posttests for Volume 1 of the Home Study Syllabus must be submitted by June 30, 2016 to be eligible for recertification credit. The posttests for Volume 2 of the Home Study Syllabus must be submitted by November 30, 2016 to be eligible for recertification credit.
ACCP, as the official provider approved by BPS, will record and report recertification credit earned in this program directly to BPS. The professional development program for oncology recertification is offered by ACCP in conjunction with ASHP.