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Texas Tech University Outreach Presentation

Brooke Clark

APhA-ASP National Member-at-Large

patient care

Patient Care



Career Development

It Is YourExperience…


apha structure
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
apha asp
  • 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.

experience your education

ExperienceYour Education

Improving Patient Care…


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

apha asp patient care projects operation immunization
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

apha asp patient care projects operation diabetes
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

apha asp patient care projects heartburn awareness challenge
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

apha asp national patient counseling competition
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

your connection to the profession

Your Connection to the Profession

The Collective voice of student pharmacists…


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
international pharmaceutical students federation ipsf international opportunities
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
your thoughts and ideas

Your Thoughts and Ideas

Advancing the Future of Pharmacy…

policy advocacy for pharmacy apha asp policy process
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
political advocacy
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!

policy advocacy for pharmacy make your voice heard
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
changing the public s perception promoting your profession
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

2010 2011 apha asp presidential theme one team
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


do we go from here


the next generation of practitioners unified team
The next generation of practitionersUnified Team
  • Advocatefor integrated health

care teams

  • Communicate with other health

professional students

  • Collaborate and work together in

our activities

discover your passion

Discover Your Passion

Opportunities for Professional Development…

apha asp membership benefits career tools resources
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 Resources

internships practice experiences experiential opportunities at apha
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
leadership development
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

awards scholarships apha foundation scholarships
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:

apha asp membership benefits publications discounts more
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
being a pharmacist
Being a Pharmacist…

…Means being a member of APhA

define your profession

Define Your Profession

It is Your Moment…

for more information apha contacts
For More InformationAPhA Contacts

APhA Website

APhA-ASP Website

APhA-ASP Email

Brooke Clark, PharmD Candidate 2011

APhA-ASP National Member-at-Large