While SSHPs are not chapters or affiliates of ASHP, they are closely linked to the programs, services, and activities of the Pharmacy Student Forum. When your school is initiating an SSHP for the first time, there are many components to consider: gaining student interest, relationship with the state affiliate, electing officers and developing governing documents are just a few. Below is a suggested checklist to help you make your SSHP successful and strive to receive official ASHP-SSHP recognition:
- Gaining Student Interest
- ASHP/State Affiliate/SSHP Triad Relationship
- Determining Goals and Structure
- SSHP Leadership
- ASHP-SSHP Recognition Program
The ASHP State Affiliate (i.e., state society of health-system pharmacists) may provide the stimulus to develop a student society affiliate at a school of pharmacy in the state. Learn more about initiation by State Affiliates.