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ASHP Experiential Education Program

ASHP offers a competitive advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) elective rotation in national association management to students pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. The program is designed to provide experience in such areas as:

  • Association activities and operations
  • Professional and public affairs
  • Publications and drug information
  • Student affairs
  • Membership
  • Marketing
  • Governmental affairs
  • Quality Improvement

The rotation schedule is designed to be four to six weeks in duration. Rotations are offered throughout the year, but please note that rotation placements are not available for December, May, June, and July. The rotation is intended to be an elective feature of a college of pharmacy's curriculum-based experiential program. Requests to participate must be coordinated through the experiential program staff of the school or college as an affiliation agreement must be in place before a student can be accepted into the program.

Members of ASHP staff serve as preceptors within their are as of expertise. The student is responsible for transportation, housing, and all other expenses association with the rotation. ASHP does not provide a stipend or salary with the rotation.

Selection of a student for participation is based on evaluation of the application materials submitted. ASHP reserves the right to refuse, with sufficient notice, the request of any student to participate in the rotation in the event of significant organizational scheduling conflicts which would interfere with the quality of the student's rotation experience.

Students interested in the ASHP Experiential Education should be enrolled in a full-time ACPE-accredited doctor of pharmacy program, be in good academic standing, and have an active membership with ASHP. The applicant shall have demonstrated involvement in professional programs and organizational activities. The applicant must be self-motivated and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in a full-time ACPE-accredited doctor of pharmacy program, be in good academic standing, and have an active membership with ASHP. Applications are accepted throughout the year on an ongoing basis (rolling admissions; no deadline). Apply Here.

Pharmacy school faculty responsible for experiential programs who desire additional information should contact:

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Pharmacy Student Forum
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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