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Student Pharmacy Forecast Program Information

Program Goal

The primary goal of the program is to promote student awareness of emerging trends in healthcare and opportunities within pharmacy practice.

Program Format

This program will be conducted as a 2.5-hour session and we would like to encourage all pharmacy student attendees to participate. The program utilizes several methods of teaching, which includes didactic lecture, case-based workshop, and an interactive voting session.

The first half of the program will be didactic, covering emerging health-care trends, impact on pharmacy practice; and provides an overview of ASHP, the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, and the Pharmacy Forecast. The second half of the program will be a workshop with small-group breakout sessions whereby students will review one of three cases, with facilitated discussion and a large group summary presentation on each topic discussed. The cases will cover a Pharmacy Forecast theme such as: 1) Population Health Management; 2) Data and Technology; 3) Pharmacy Workforce. In addition, an interactive student voting session will be conducted during the didactic lecture portion of the program and results will be shared at the workshop to compare the student’s votes to the response of the Forecast panelists. Please reference the Student Pharmacy Forecast Workshop Facilitator’s Guide for additional details regarding the program format.

Program Description for Marketing Purposes

Calling all future clinicians and leaders in the profession of pharmacy! This interactive session will expose you to emerging healthcare trends and enhance your understanding of the opportunities within pharmacy practice. The topics that will be covered may serve as potential topic for journal clubs, rotational presentations and interview questions with potential employers (i.e., internship, residency).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe health-care imperative changes and impact on pharmacy practice
  • Review the Pharmacy Forecast and its role in strategic planning
  • Discuss the role of the Pharmacy Forecast on student professional development