Award/Grant Programs - NationalThe Awards Program consists of the following awards: The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding achievement in Hospital Pharmacy Practice. The Isabel E. Stauffer Meritorious Service Award recognizes prolonged service and involvement with CSHP, primarily at the branch or chapter level. These awards are peer nominated.
The New Hospital Pharmacy Practitioner Award acknowledges new hospital pharmacy practitioners, who through their service to patient care, to education or research, to the profession and to the society, are worthy of recognition. The individuals exhibit promising leadership, dedication and commitment to practice excellence and professional growth.
The Hospital Pharmacy Student Award recognizes pharmacy students who show promise as future hospital pharmacy practitioners through their student activities or their experiential training in direct patient care, research or education. The winner exhibits eagerness, dedication and a positive attitude toward the academic learning, the practice, and the profession of hospital pharmacy.
The General Awards Program consists of the following award categories:
Members of the Society may contribute to the awards program upon submission to a CSHP award. Upon evaluation, the winner(s) are selected and presented their award at the Professional Practice Conference (PPC).
Award/Grant Programs - BranchThe Continuing Education Travel Grant program has been established to provide supplementary funding that will enable CSHP members in each branch who receive the grant to attend conferences and educational events of relevance to their pharmacy practice.
The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes pharmacy practice residents whose major projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting.
A Practice Excellence Initiative for Pharmacists in Hospitals and Related Healthcare Setting
The CSHP 2015 is derived from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2015 initiative but adapted to the Canadian healthcare environment based on input from key stakeholders.
CSHP 2015 is a quality initiative with 6 goals focusing on 4 specific areas:
Following consultations with key groups of members, CSHP has embedded the CSHP 2015 project in its 2007-2011 strategic plan and has officially launched the program during its Professional Practice Conference in January 2008. CSHP has encouraged its members and all hospital pharmacists alike to take part in the CSHP 2015 challenge.
Executive Mentorship Program
In March 2012, at the CSHP National Midterm Council Meeting, a recommendation from the CSHP Nominating Committee was approved to create the CSHP Executive Mentorship Program. This program has been designed to provide an innovative means to support members who aspire to a leadership role and who have an interest in serving the Society as a member of the CSHP Executive team.
The CSHP Fellow program celebrated its 40 th anniversary in 2008. The program was initiated by CSHP to distinguish members who, through their practice activities and contributions to CSHP and the profession, were worthy of a recognition that signified outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to practice excellence and professional growth. By definition, the Fellow program rewards the long term, sustained efforts of candidates in the areas of service to the Society, to patient care, to education or research, and to the profession. Short term or episodic contributions to the field are insufficient evidence for recognition, nor is simply longevity of membership in the Society. The Fellow program has developed a rigorous, yet reasonable and achievable set of criteria by which candidates for Fellow status are assessed in a peer review process. While CSHP has other annual awards that celebrate the outstanding or meritorious accomplishments of one or two members, the Fellow program permits many candidates, who meet the criteria, to be conferred as Fellows each year. It is also important to accurately define our terms. CSHP oversees a Fellow status-conferring program, i.e. a ceremonial or honorific class of membership in the Society to those meeting defined criteria for the honor. It is not a "fellowship" which most typically refers to a post-graduate training program in a scientific or specialty field or a high value scholarship used to support such someone engaged in such post-grad training. While similar, the terms Fellow and fellowship are not synonymous or interchangeable.
Since its inception, Fellow status has been conferred to over 100 CSHP members. To apply for fellow status, candidates are required to complete an application form which documents the member's achievements in several key criteria areas and submit assessments from three external recommenders who can provide an independent validation of the applicant's contributions to the hospital pharmacy. If the Board of Fellows recommends fellow status be granted, these members are permitted to use the credential "FCSHP". The program conveys strong CSHP identity, fosters member retention, and represents a tangible member benefit to those whose career goals include sustained service to the profession and a high standard of patient care practice.
The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is proud to present its online continuing educational program with courses accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP).
The online educational program will help CSHP to deliver innovative educational programs to hospital pharmacists from across Canada.
Research & Education
The CSHP Foundation was created by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists to promote hospital pharmacy research in Canada. The foundation raises funds that are used to promote the development of research skills among practicing hospital pharmacists, to directly support research initiatives undertaken by members of CSHP, and to support advanced institutional pharmacy education programs that include a major research component.
A hospital pharmacy residency program is a 12-month directed, postgraduate learning experience. Through structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research, and administration, residency programs aim to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative pharmacy practice. Graduate residents are an important source of highly qualified pharmacists trained in institutional practice.
The objective of residency programs is to provide an experiential learning environment using practitioner role models. The necessary skills, knowledge, and values required to be a hospital pharmacist can be acquired and applied by the resident in the promotion of exemplary patient care.
Areas of training include: monitoring, assessing and providing direct patient care, drug distribution and intravenous admixtures, drug information and evaluation, hospital pharmacy management and drug use control, and research skills development.
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