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PSF Strategic Goals


Goal 1

Cultivate a community of student pharmacists who are actively engaged in ASHP as their preferred professional home


  • Create awareness and support of members in advocacy and ASHP policy development
  • Promote the value of ASHP membership to increase growth and retention of student members
  • Utilize various channels to promote and provide opportunities for networking
  • Encourage and promote opportunities to participate in ASHP programs and events
  • Maximize the capabilities and value to student members on ASHP’s website and digital ecosystem
  • Encourage and provide opportunities to cultivate mentoring relationships

Goal 2

Assist student pharmacists in career development to successfully transition to a new practitioner


  • Provide resources and guidance to support health-system pharmacy career exploration
  • Educate about the opportunities and benefits of remaining actively engaged in ASHP throughout ones’ professional career
  • Encourage students to pursue formal and informal leadership opportunities and enhance their leadership skills

Goal 3

Promote and support student pharmacists in the pursuit of residency training


  • Educate and convey the value of residency training
  • Highlight the diversity of pharmacy residency options available
  • Provide resources for navigating the residency preparation and application process
  • Promote scholarly activities (publication, research, presentations etc.)

Goal 4

Facilitate student pharmacists engagement in ASHP Strategic initiatives


  • Create awareness and support for the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI 2030)
  • Acknowledge, improve, and promote the well-being and resilience of student pharmacists
  • Utilize tools, resources, and educational offerings to support ASHP Strategic initiatives
  • Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for student pharmacists

Goal 5

Support ASHP Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) to strengthen their development


  • Support the establishment of SSHPs in achieving and maintaining the goals and requirements of ASHP recognition
  • Promote the utilization of existing resources for SSHPs
  • Utilize outreach strategies to build relationships with SSHPs and strengthen alignment with ASHP
  • Facilitate communication between SSHPs to share best practices
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