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PSF Advisory Groups

The ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum has five advisory groups that provide advice and guidance to the Forum regarding the unique needs of student members and how these needs might be addressed by the provision of resources and programs by ASHP.

Learn more about the responsibilities of an advisory group member.

Advancement of Professional Practice Advisory Group  


The Advancement of Professional Practice Advisory Group (formerly Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Advisory Group) serves to advise ASHP regarding the development and support of programs designed to engage and educate students regarding initiatives to advance the practice of pharmacy.


  • Conduct annual review of Pharmacy Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI and PAI 2030) student resources and propose changes to fulfill gaps
  • Evaluate student-led resources, initiatives and programs submitted by SSHPs
  • Effectively promote PAI week
  • Plan and execute a PAI webinar or virtual discussion, and facilitate conversations on ASHP Connect
  • Promote workforce Well-Being and Resilience resources

View Advancement of Professional Practice Advisory Group Roster

Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group


The Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group serves to advise ASHP regarding professional development, career exploration opportunities, and the growth and development of future pharmacy leaders.


  • Review and evaluate student leadership resources available 
  • Develop proposal for new student leadership resources and training to be utilized at SSHPs, based on identified gaps
  • Review ASHP resources on career explorations, and proposed updates
  • Develop proposal for interactive solutions aimed at summarizing different career options for student pharmacists 

View Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group Roster 

Residency Preparation Advisory Group


The Residency Preparation Advisory Group serves to advise ASHP regarding student residency preparation resources, including the process for obtaining a residency and how it differs from other career options. 


  • Review, evaluate, and recommend updates to existing residency preparation materials 
  • Promote new and existing residency resources
  • Communicate residency training options and value of residency training to student members 

View Residency Preparation Advisory Group Roster

Student Society Development Advisory Group


The Student Society Development Advisory Group serves to advise ASHP regarding the facilitation of growth and development of SSHPs.


  • Facilitate and stimulate regular conversation in the ASHP Connect SSHP Liaison Community 
  • Evaluate and select top Share and Reapply projects for each program category
  • Review Graduation cord program guide 
  • Host quarterly virtual discussions for SSHP Liaisons 
  • Review and Promote SSHP spotlight submissions
  • Develop resources aimed at onboarding SSHP leaders and assisting SSHPs with annual planning 

View Student Society Development Advisory Group Roster

Advisory Groups Eligibility Requirements

The Chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum will appoint fourteen students to each advisory group for a June-May term. Advisory groups communicate primarily via e-mail and conference call on a periodic basis. Attendance at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is encouraged, but not required, as the advisory group members have the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Prior elected/appointed leadership is NOT required, however, appointments are competitive.

All nominees must be:

  • ASHP student member in good standing;
  • Enrolled in ACPE-accredited pharmacy school (e.g., rising P-1 through P-4 years);
  • Available to participate in all conference call meetings throughout the year.

Application Instructions

Step 1: Access the ASHP Advisory Group and Committees Appointment page to complete the electronic application form.

Step 2: Submit the following information to the Chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee using the electronic application (Opens in February):

  • CV and/or resume;
  • 250 Word Statement of interest
    Note: Individuals seeking appointment as the Advisory Group Chair will be prompted to address their meeting management skills.

The deadline to apply is May 1st. If you have any questions, please contact ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum.

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