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Texas Tech University Outreach Presentation

Brooke Clark

APhA-ASP National Member-at-Large

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Patient Care



Career Development

It Is YourExperience…


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APhA Structure

  • APhA represents over 60,000 members from all pharmacy practice setting

  • -APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice

  • & Management

  • -APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical

  • Research & Science

  • -APhA New Practitioner Network

  • & Post Graduate Initiative

  • -APhA Academy of Student

  • Pharmacists

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  • Represents over 30,000 student pharmacists

  • One at every school and college of pharmacy in the US and Puerto Rico

APhA-ASP MissionServe as the collective voice of student pharmacists, provide opportunities for professional growth, improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.

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ExperienceYour Education

Improving Patient Care…

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APhA-ASP Patient Care ProjectsOperation Heart

  • Idea from Student Pharmacists

  • Targets the number one killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease

  • Promotes the health of our communities

    • Identify and understand risks for cardiovascular disease

    • Prevent the disease before it starts

    • Monitor risks factors

Supported by

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APhA-ASP Patient Care ProjectsOperation Immunization

  • Promoting the public health by

    • Increasing access to immunizations

    • Educating the public on vaccine-preventable disease

  • Over its 13-year history, students have delivered more than 1,000,000immunizations

  • Since its launch, over 43 million patients have been educated

  • Consider the impact: advocate, educate, facilitate, and immunize!

Supported by

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APhA-ASP Patient Care ProjectsOperation Diabetes

  • Confront the growing epidemic

    • Screening patients

    • Educating the public about the importance of prevention

    • Collaborating with other health care providers

  • During 2009 over 35,000 screened and 5.3 million educated

  • Help patients prevent secondary complications of diabetes

  • Advocate, educate, collaborate, and promote!

Supported by

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APhA-ASP Patient Care ProjectsHeartburn Awareness Challenge

  • 60 million Americans report suffering from heartburn at least once a month

  • Emphasizes the role of pharmacists and student pharmacists in supporting patient self-management

  • Designed to improve patient communication and presentation skills

  • Help your patients “Get Heartburn Smart”!

Supported by

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APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition

  • Improve patient counseling skills

  • Strengthens pharmacist-patient relationship

  • Local competition

    • Top ten finalists eligible to receive prizes from APhA

    • Local winner has opportunity to represent chapter at national competition

  • National winner recognized on stage at APhA2011

Supported by

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Your Connection to the Profession

The Collective voice of student pharmacists…

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Midyear Regional Meetings

Don’t Miss the Only Meetings Designed Exclusively for Student Pharmacists!

  • MRM Expo

  • Regional Educational Session

  • Patient Counseling Workshop

  • Residency Breakfast

  • Regional Officer Elections

  • APhA-ASP Policy Process

  • APhA-ASP Leadership Training Series

  • Chapter Leadership Workshops

  • Network with Chapters

Region 6 MRMLittle Rock, ARNov, 5-7

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APhA2010 in Washington, DCAnnual Meeting & Exposition

  • Thousands meet to celebrate the profession of pharmacy

  • Four days of programming for student pharmacists, including:

    • Motivational speakers

    • Educational Session

    • APhA Exposition

    • Social Events on the Riverfront

    • APhA-ASP House of Delegates

    • Career & Residency Information

    • Networking Opportunities

March 25-28Seattle, WA

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University of Utah School onAlcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies

  • Held each June in Salt Lake City, UT

  • Programming focused on addiction and chemical dependency

    • Clinical Pharmacy Sessions

    • Pathophysiology of Addiction

    • Intervention & Counseling

    • 12-Step Programs

    • Group Therapy Sessions

  • Also learn about the social effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency

  • Two student scholarships available

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International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF)International Opportunities

  • Every APhA-ASP member is also a member of IPSF

  • Projects

    • Smoking Cessation

    • AIDS Awareness

    • Pharmabridge

  • Coordinates an international Student Exchange Program

  • Holds Annual World Congress

  • Leadership Opportunities

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Your Thoughts and Ideas

Advancing the Future of Pharmacy…

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Policy & Advocacy for PharmacyAPhA-ASP Policy Process

  • APhA-ASP gives you a voice as one student pharmacist through the APhA-ASP Policy Process

    • Your idea could be presented at the APhA-ASP House of Delegates

    • It all begins at your MRM

  • Have an idea?

    • Make your voice heard!

    • Become a part of APhA-ASP Policy

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Political Advocacy

  • Educate legislators about pharmacy issues and pharmacy education

  • Motivate fellow students and pharmacists to be more involved in governmental affairs and politics

  • Advocatethe value of pharmacy and patient care in the health care market and economy

Get involved through Grassroots Advocacy!

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Policy & Advocacy for PharmacyMake Your Voice Heard

  • Health care reform is here!

  • Many decisions affecting pharmacy are made by your legislators

  • APhA works for you!

    • Dedicated Government Affairs staff

    • Resources for grassroots advocacy

  • How can you get involved?

    • Visit the Legislative Action Center

    • Become a SPAN Liaison

    • Organize a Legislative Day

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Changing the Public’s PerceptionPromoting Your Profession

  • Educate the public to

    • Overcome misunderstandings about what pharmacists do

    • Understand how pharmacists help to make their lives better

  • October is…

    American Pharmacists Month

    • Celebrate your profession

    • Resources available from APhA

       APhM logos

       Product & Planning Guides

       Spanish resources

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2010-2011 APhA-ASP Presidential Theme: One Team

  • Past Presidential Theme

    • It Starts with One

    • Many Paths One Purpose

  • Health Care Reform

    • Integrated Care Models

    • Patient Centered Medical Homes

    • Care Transition Team

  • JCPP Vision

    • - Pharmacists as the health care professionals responsible for medication therapy outcomes

  • Where

    do we go from here


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    The next generation of practitionersUnified Team

    • Advocatefor integrated health

      care teams

    • Communicate with other health

      professional students

    • Collaborate and work together in

      our activities

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    Discover Your Passion

    Opportunities for Professional Development…

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    APhA-ASP Membership BenefitsCareer Tools & Resources

    • APhA Career Center

      • Career Pathways Program

      • Online Job Search

      • CV/Resume Workshop

      • Interviewing Techniques

    • Employment Exchange

    Your Key to Career Resourceshttp://www.pharmacist.com/

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    Internships & Practice ExperiencesExperiential Opportunities at APhA

    • Experiential Education

      • Summer internship

      • Get an inside look at APhA while living in Washington, DC!

    • Executive Residency Program

      • Newly established at the APhA Foundation

      • Post-graduate opportunity in association management

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    Regional Offices Available

    Regional Delegate

    Regional Member-at-large

    MRM Coordinator

    Leadership Development

    • Chapter Offices Available

      • President

      • President-elect

      • Vice President

      • Membership Vice President

      • Secretary

      • Treasurer

      • SPAN Coordinator

      • Committee Chairs

        • Social, Web Site, Public Relations, Patient Care Projects, etc.

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    Leadership Development

    • Standing Committees

      • Awards

      • Communications

      • Education

      • Policy

    • National Offices

      • President

      • President-elect

      • Members-at-large (2)

      • Speaker of the House

    APhA-ASP National Executive Committee 2010-2011

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    Awards & ScholarshipsAPhA Foundation Scholarships

    • Nine $1000 scholarships available

      • One for each of our 8 Regions

    • Recognizes outstanding involvement and academic achievement

    • Any member is eligible to apply!

    • Application deadline December 1st

    For more information, visit:http://www.APhAFoundation.org/

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    APhA-ASP Membership BenefitsPublications, Discounts & More!

    • Access to Pharmacy Publications

      • Student Pharmacist Magazine

      • JAPhA Online

      • Pharmacy Today Online

      • E-newsletters and Updates

      • Product & Therapeutics Bulletins

    • Discounts on textbooks, Lexi-Comp software, and APhA merchandise

    • Free professional liability insurance for final year student pharmacists

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    Being a Pharmacist…

    …Means being a member of APhA

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    Define Your Profession

    It is Your Moment…

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    For More InformationAPhA Contacts

    APhA Websitehttp://www.pharmacist.com

    APhA-ASP Websitehttp://www.pharmacist.com/students

    APhA-ASP Email

    [email protected]

    Brooke Clark, PharmD Candidate 2011

    APhA-ASP National Member-at-Large

    [email protected]