The Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy’s (KCHP) FKCHP Recognition Program serves the following purposes:
The FKCHP Recognition Program shall be conducted under the general authority of the KCHP Board of Directors. The Board shall approve all regulations pertaining to the operation of the Recognition Program.
FKCHP Recognition Committee: Function and Responsibilities
The Recognition Committee shall consist of the President-Elect, President, and the two most recent Past Presidents for the years 2021 – 2023. Beginning in the 2024 award year, the responsibility will be transitioned to the KCHP Foundation Board.
The following specific responsibilities, with respect to the FKCHP Program include:
- to review and approve recognition eligibility criteria and, in general, to provide quality assurance for the program;
- to recommend for approval applications for recognition of individuals
- to recommend to the Board of Directors any future changes in these Guidelines.
IV. Criteria for Recognition
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Application
- Current practitioner member (pharmacist or technician) of KCHP and sustained membership in KCHP for at least seven years; and
- At least seven years of professional service to health system pharmacy practice. For the purposes of this program, the seven year period starts from the time of licensure (pharmacist or technician) and includes the residency period. It must be met prior to the application deadline; and
- A record of outstanding service to the profession through contribution to KCHP.
Additional Eligibility Requirements for Application
In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, there are other criteria that determine eligibility for Fellowship. These are not mutually exclusive of the above minimum criteria. Candidates are accepted for Fellowship based upon demonstration of meeting the minimum eligibility requirements and a combination of the following additional criteria. Successful candidates will have demonstrated achievement in each of these criteria:
Interpretation: In fulfilling this criterion, it is expected that the level of demonstrated contribution reflects commitment and excellence in health system pharmacy practice. The candidate must provide sufficient documentation that a level of excellence has been achieved through sustained contributions to the advancement of pharmacy practice. Please include your level of involvement in any program or project (e.g. committee member, project lead, etc.). The following may be submitted as evidence:
It is recognized that these factors are not the exclusive basis upon which to determine excellence, other evidence that addresses this criterion will be considered.
Interpretation: The following may be submitted as evidence:
- Publication of scientific or professional papers on relevant topics of pharmacy in refereed journals (coauthor is acceptable); or
- Publication of a textbook or chapters in a textbook(s) on some relevant aspect of pharmacy; or
- Posters presentations at national, regional, state, or local pharmacy meetings.
- Involvement in and commitment to educating practitioners and others.
Interpretation: Each candidate must be actively involved in educational programs. The following may be submitted as evidence that the candidate has met the criteria:
Interpretation: Candidate must support the profession as evidenced by a record of consistent and active involvement and leadership in KCHP. Some examples of activities in which a candidate may have participated are as follows:
II. Designation of FKCHP Recognition Status
A candidate achieving recognition shall be designated a "Fellow of KCHP" (FKCHP).
III. Application Process
- Members of the KCHP Board of Directors are not eligible to apply during their term of office. Members of the KCHP Recognition Committee are not eligible to apply.
- Those interested in becoming a candidate may download documents from the KCHP website.
Approved by the KCHP Board of Directors on January 8, 2021