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ASHP-SSHP Recognition Program

ASHP offers Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHPs) nationwide the opportunity for official ASHP-SSHP Recognition. Official recognition serves as the completion of the “triad” relationship between ASHP, the ASHP state affiliate organization, and the SSHP. It provides a direct relationship between ASHP and the SSHP. ASHP encourages developing SSHPs to become a chapter or an affiliate of the ASHP state affiliate organization. View the 2019-20 ASHP Recognized Student Societies.

Program Criteria

  • Activities that promote membership in local, state, and national health-system organizations;
  • Activities that stimulate interest in health-system pharmacy careers; and
  • Activities that encourage career development and professionalism among students aspiring to careers in health-system pharmacy;
  • The required activities must be completed each year to receive recognition and annual benefits from ASHP.

Program Benefits

  • Certificate of recognition;
  • Awards for incoming and outgoing president/officer*;
  • One complimentary ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Summer Meeting student registration;
  • One complimentary ASHP publication; and
  • Use of ASHP-SSHP Recognition program logo.

Program Requirements

ASHP-SSHP program requirements include a membership drive, career development activities, a professional development project, collaboration with the ASHP state affiliate on at least one SSHP activity, and incorporating Pharmacy Advancement Initiative (PAI) in at least one SSHP activity. Learn more.

Program Application Process

The SSHP may submit at any time, but no later than June 30, 2020, the following items to be considered for 2020-2021 ASHP Recognition. (Please submit all electronic documents in one transmission.) Applicants must utilize template documents for items 4-6.

  1. Cover letter explaining the organization’s mission and specifically, how the organization promotes the development of health-system practitioners. Please also describe your organizational structure including any routine committees, sections, interest groups, etc.; New SSHP seeking recognition for the first time only.
  2. One copy of any existing organizational documents (i.e., charter, bylaws, constitution, or other documents that describe the structure and mission of the organization); New SSHP seeking recognition for the first time only.
  3. Member roster;
    Download the Member Roster Template [XLS]
  4. Officer roster;
    Download the Officer Roster Template [XLS]
  5. Description of completed membership drive, career development activities, professional development project (limited to 500 words), including collaboration with ASHP State Affiliate and incorporation of PAI;
    View Recognition Requirements [PDF] to be entered in the online application form. 
    Opt in to be considered for the Outstanding Professional Development Project Award
  6. Electronic application form
    Opt in for the SSHP Co-Mentorship Pilot Program

SSHPs that complete the activities required for recognition and submit completed items above by the June 30, 2020 deadline, will receive ASHP Recognition for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please send all application materials in one (1) electronic submission through the online application form. If you have questions related to the application requirements, please contact the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum.

Requirements for Continuing Recognition

Requirements for recognition (membership drive, career development activities, professional development project, ASHP state affiliate involvement, and PAI incorporation) must be met each year to receive yearly recognition. For continued recognition, submission of the above items is required no later than the published deadline of June 30.

SSHP Member Spotlights

SSHPs who are officially recognized through the ASHP-SSHP Recognition program can submit the SSHP Spotlight Recognition Form to have their society featured on the Pharmacy Student Forum pages of the ASHP website. Please submit your answers to the recognition form questionnaire along with photos of your SSHP.

* If your SSHP does not focus solely on health-system practice, we strongly encourage the awards to be presented to the highest ranking health-system officer.

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