College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 139 lines and, therefore, the society does not compete with any other organization. By peer recognition, the society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. It recognizes those students, alumni, faculty members, and practicing pharmacists who have assumed leadership roles in pharmacy. Such recognition serves to instill self-confidence and to promote greater efforts toward furthering the profession of pharmacy. Students who are eligible for membership shall be of high moral and ethical character, shall be at least in their second year of education at an accredited college of pharmacy, and shall maintain an academic performance minimum of 78 percentile on a 100-percentile scale. No more than 5 percent of each class is inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma, and inductees are selected on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service, and leadership toward the advancement of pharmacy. Rho Chi (Px) Membership in Rho Chi, the national honor society for pharmacy, is a privilege accorded to a few who distinguish themselves by their academic and professional achievements. This society believes in education and the pursuit of intellectual excellence. Members are selected on the basis of academic excellence. They must rank in the highest 20 percent of the class and have obtained a scholastic average equivalent to the second-highest letter grade. Students are eligible after completing six semesters or nine quarters of scholastic work applicable toward the degree granted by their school of pharmacy. Rho Chi elections therefore take place in either the second year or the third professional year of most pharmacy curricula. The society also provides for graduate students, faculty members, alumni, and honorary membership. Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) The SCCP orients students in the practice of clinical pharmacy by providing information about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy and promotes dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education. The organization aims to encourage professional development of student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals. Student members are encouraged to participate in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy while they are students, as well as postgraduates. Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) The SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned with pharmacy and health care-related issues and promoting minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The purpose of the SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of the minority community. Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) supports students with an interest in hospital and health-system practice settings. The SSHP is a recognized student chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is affiliated with the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP). The SSHP strives to increase knowledge about careers and trends in health-system pharmacy practice and educate members on all aspects of pharmacy residency. By providing opportunities to develop professionally and clinically; be involved with advocacy and community service; and network with various health-system pharmacists, residents, and program directors, students have the necessary tools to apply for residencies and postgraduate training.