Are you in charge of your SSHP membership drive? Look no further — here are the resources you need to recruit student members!
Sell the Benefits of Membership
Remember, to qualify for annual ASHP-SSHP recognition, you must hold at least one membership drive to recruit for your SSHP, ASHP and your state affiliate health-system pharmacy organization. Here is what you can use to help you educate potential members about the benefits of membership:
- Use templates for recruitment for your presentations;
- Distribute promotional and educational brochures [PDF] and posters [PDF].
- Membership Resources Guide [PDF]
- ASHP Overview Presentation [PPT]
Customizable template for individual SSHP use.
Student Recruitment Tips
- Promote the Experience of ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting
If you have friends you think might be interested in joining you to attend ASHP’s Midyear Meeting, then you have the perfect opportunity to point out the valuable benefits only ASHP membership can provide. The Midyear Clinical Meeting is a great opportunity to introduce a new member to the ASHP community.
- Become Familiar with All the Benefits of ASHP Student Membership
ASHP Student membership offers career resources, networking opportunities, residency information, and access to specialized learning and idea exchanges not available anywhere else. You can also direct them to the ASHP Student Forum to find out more about benefits and leadership opportunities.
- Share Your ASHP Experience
One of the best ways to recruit a friend/colleague is by telling them a story about one of the ways ASHP membership has helped enhance your career. Whether it was an article you read recently in AJHP, an idea you picked up from a Section Discussion post, or a new job you found through CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)…share your ASHP experience.
- Follow Up to Make Sure the Application Has Been Sent
There are many great ASHP events happening this year so make sure your friends/colleagues get their applications in. Don't let them miss out on these opportunities!
- Send a Thank You and Let Them Know You Appreciate Their Support
A quick note or an e-mail is always a great way to say “Thanks.”
Remember that ASHP student membership is separate from the SSHP or state society membership. Invite a representative from your state organization to join you for your membership drive and speak about the benefits of membership! Find the contact information for your state affiliate.
Explain Membership Application Options
ASHP offers several easy ways for students to join—individually by phone, online or by mail. SSHPs also have the option to create a custom membership application to include ASHP, the SSHP and the state affiliate. You can submit these applications as a group. New student memberships beginning in any month other than January do not expire until December 31 of the following year. All other ASHP student memberships expire on December 31 of each year.
Group Membership for SSHPs
SSHPs who wish to hold one combined membership drive for their SSHP, the state affiliate organization and ASHP are encouraged to create their own custom membership application. This will allow you to collect all the information you need on one form and collect one set of dues from your members. Just follow these guidelines to ensure that all of the required information is collected and submitted to ASHP: ASHP Student Membership Custom Application Guidelines
How to Join
Phone: Call Customer Service at 1-866-279-0681, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. EST. International: 1-301-664-8700.
Mail: Fill out our Student Membership Application [PDF], and it mail to:
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
PO Box 38061
Baltimore, MD 21297-8061
Please make your check or money order payable to ASHP to the address “American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, PO Box 38061, Baltimore, MD 21297-8061”. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds.
Do you know a student on a budget? ASHP now offers a Monthly Payment Schedule—that makes a student membership less than $5.00 a month! To learn more about this payment option, visit our Membership Center.