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PSF Executive Committee Message

Jeffrey Clark
Vice Chair, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee

September 2019

Hello Pharmacy Student Forum!

 

The Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee would like to congratulate all new Pharm.D. graduates as they continue through their pharmacy journey, and all of our student pharmacists who are starting a new academic year. Each year the pharmacy profession becomes more exciting and continues to advance. To help guide you through the year, I would like to share some upcoming events and resources.

 

ASHP Student Resources

 

To start, I wanted to remind you of the many resources available to all ASHP student members. If you are looking for ways to become more involved, I highly recommend exploring the ASHP Pharmacy Student Page. In it, you will find resources on leadership opportunities, mentorship programs, advocacy, student competitions, residency, and many more. And if you are looking for guidance with your CV, don’t forget about ASHP’s CV Review Program, available August 15- September 3.

 

SSHP Membership Drive

 

As you start planning your annual SSHP membership drive and need recruitment tools, be sure to access ASHP’s Student Membership and You page. Remember that to qualify for the annual ASHP-SSHP recognition, all SSHPs must hold at least one membership drive to recruit for membership of SSHP, ASHP, and state affiliates. During your membership drive, do not forget to reach out to upper-class students, who might have a renewed interest in joining ASHP or have questions about the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

 

 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

 

Speaking of Midyear, registration is now open for the 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, NV December 8-12. The conference is a valuable experience for pharmacy students, as it provides many opportunities to network with pharmacy practitioners and leaders across the nation and strengthen your leadership and communication skills. In addition to networking, students can attend student-specific programming, present a poster, and speak with residency programs at the Residency Showcase.

Attending the Residency Showcase is especially important for the class of 2020, as you can learn more about the different residency programs available. ASHP provides many
tips  on how to navigate and get the most out of the Residency Showcase.

As a reminder, if you plan on attending Midyear, I highly suggest you begin the process of registering and securing transportation
and lodging sooner rather than later because of the high attendance of this meeting.

 

I know the 2019-2020 year will be an exciting year for the Pharmacy Student Forum! If you have any questions regarding the Forum, or want to converse and network with fellow student pharmacists throughout the nation, please feel free to start a discussion on our ASHP Connect community.

I look forward to serving as the Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee and helping advance our profession!

 

Thanks,

Jeffrey Clark
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- GA Campus
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Class of 2021
Vice-Chair | ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee