College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 137 American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) The APhA-ASP is the student branch of America’s largest and oldest association of pharmacists—the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). This pharmacy organization represents all practice settings, and at present, has more than 10,000 student members attending the schools and colleges of pharmacy across the country. The APhA-ASP has representation within the organization and has its own standing committees on education programs, publications, awards, and policy. Each member also receives the full benefits of APhA membership and, through periodic publications and meetings, can stay current on the developments and events that affect the practice of pharmacy. At the local level, student members can participate in service projects that benefit both the college and the community, as well as social activities that foster school spirit. Any pharmacy student can be a member of the APhA-ASP and still be eligible for participation in any other campus organization. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) The ASCP is the international professional association that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to advance the practice of senior care pharmacy. Consultant pharmacists specializing in senior care pharmacy are essential participants in the healthcare system, recognized and valued for the practice of pharmaceutical care for the senior population and people with chronic illnesses. In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant pharmacists take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs; ensure their patients’ medications are the most appropriate, the most effective, the safest possible, and are used correctly; and identify, resolve, and prevent medicationrelated problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy. Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) CPFI is a worldwide, interdenominational ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. The student chapter’s mission is to help students grow spiritually and promote fellowship among pharmacists and students. The advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy is encouraged. Class Officers Executive Boards A Class Officers Executive Board exists for each class in the Pharm.D. and graduate programs and has representation from each campus, as applicable. The purpose of these boards is to plan and implement activities for the enjoyment of their classmates. Students must be in good academic standing to be elected to and hold a leadership position on the board. Elections take place in the spring prior to the upcoming fall semester. Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) The IPhO was launched to meet the needs of pharmacists and student pharmacists interested in exploring pharmaceutical industry careers. The goal of IPhO at NSU is to enhance understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, evaluate career opportunities, and prepare to pursue an industry-focused career. Members interact with industrial mentors, strengthen their network, and access internships and job opportunities nationwide through the IPhO website. International Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (IPSA) The International Pharmacy Students’ Association (IPSA-NSU) is an independent student organization of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). The IPSF partners with professional organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO); United Nations Educational, Scientific, and