College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

136 Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 Student Activities Students in the Barry and Judy Silverman College or Pharmacy are required to participate in professional organizations, fraternities, and clubs that promote the profession or area of research study. The list that follows includes Silverman College of Pharmacy-approved student organizations and task force. Student Government Association (SGA) The Silverman College of Pharmacy SGA acts as a liaison between students, faculty members, student organizations, and other health care programs to elicit an environment conducive for professional development among students. The SGA promotes the profession of pharmacy by supporting organization and class activities and working to improve the quality of life for students in the college. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) In 1997, NSU students formed the nation’s third student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. The AMCP educates students on how to enhance patient health by safeguarding access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and therapies. The academy is primarily concerned with expanding and applying evidence-based medication-use strategies that strengthen member and population health outcomes, while elevating health care resources. Members receive AMCP periodicals and other educational materials, attend national meetings, visit practice sites, shadow practitioners, and have speakers and discussion meetings on managed care topics. Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) AZO is a pharmaceutical fraternity composed of pharmacists and pharmacy students selected on the basis of character, fellowship, and scholarship. The objectives of the fraternity are to promote the profession of pharmacy; to develop high standards of scholarship; to inculcate a spirit of fellowship amongst its members; to bring together a body of men and women who, by diligent maintenance of ethical ideals and faithful service, have proven to be a credit to their chosen profession; to honor achievement in others; to commend all worthy deeds; and to build within the fraternity a triangle composed of three supporting sides—peace, friendship, and brotherly love. American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) The AAPP is devoted to the advancement of the education, practice, and science of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. It strives to help build a world where all individuals living with mental illness, including those with substance abuse and neurologic disorders, receive safe, appropriate, and effective treatment. Its objectives are to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding psychotherapeutic agents, patient care, and community support. Additionally, the AAPP facilitates programs in the areas of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy at national meetings that support its interests, improve patient care, and promote research in patient care. By providing numerous interactive and educational events, the student chapter strives to incorporate mental health awareness into the forefront of pharmacy education. Its mission is to advance the reach and practice of psychiatric pharmacy and serve as the voice of the specialty.