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PSF Strategic Goals

Goal 1

Cultivate a community of pharmacy students who are actively engaged and participating in ASHP as their primary professional home.

Objectives

  • Encourage and promote opportunities for student members to participate in ASHP, state and local SSHP programs and events.
  • Utilize various social media solutions, e‐mail communications, webinars and other technological solutions to create engagement opportunities and facilitate student interaction and participation with ASHP and its members.
  • Improve navigation (user interface) to facilitate access of ASHP digital content.

Goal 2

Grow the number of SSHPs and improve the effectiveness of these campus-based organizations to provide meaningful content to their members thereby achieving the goals and requirements of ASHP recognition.

Objectives

  • Utilize effective outreach strategies to build relationships with students and faculty and grow the number of recognized SSHPs.
  • Expand the number and promote availability of ready-made SSHP projects that provide meaningful content to members thereby supporting SSHPs to meet recognition requirements.
  • Facilitate communication and opportunities for collaboration between SSHPs to share best practices.
  • Engage state affiliate organizations in efforts to grow SSHP organizations and strengthen the unique relationship between ASHP, the state affiliate and the SSHP.

Goal 3

Expand the engagement of students in important professional issues and the ASHP programs, policies, and initiatives that address these issues.

Objectives

  • Develop tools and resources to facilitate discussion of key ASHP projects and initiatives by faculty, students, SSHPs, preceptors, and state affiliate leaders.
  • Integrate ASHP initiatives in student educational offerings at ASHP meetings and via webinars.
  • Encourage student participation in education, programs, or events that are focused on ASHP’s major initiatives.
  • Utilize executive committee messages, social media, and other communications to build awareness of ASHP and its impact on practice.

Goal 4

Encourage and support the development of leadership skills across the continuum of students’ education.

Objectives

  • Engage in targeted promotion of ASHP and ASHP Research and Education Foundation leadership development resources of greatest value to students.
  • Provide targeted leadership development education and training at ASHP meetings.
  • Encourage and promote the offering of leadership programs for students at state affiliate and SSHP events.
  • Provide opportunities for students to meet and interact with ASHP leaders in both live and virtual events.

Goal 5

Assist students in career planning and their successful transition from student to new practitioner.

Objectives

  • Encourage and provide opportunities to cultivate mentoring relationships.
  • Provide resources and guidance to support students in career exploration.
  • Promote and support the pursuit of residency training.
  • Increase awareness and educate students on board certification opportunities.
  • Educate students about the opportunities and benefits of remaining engaged with ASHP as a new practitioner.

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