USciences Student from PCP to Serve on APhA-ASP Committee

By Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis

Published on March 15, 2016

By Princy John PharmD’17, a third-year professional pharmacy student

I have always found the American Pharmacists Association to be an inspirational organization. At the chapter level, APhA-ASP provides multiple ways for student pharmacists to get involved. There are opportunities at health fairs, blood pressure, glucose monitoring training, policy campaigning to help promote the profession. For the past two years, I attended APhA's annual conference where I got the chance to meet student pharmacists from other institutions and alumni from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Attending the annual conference has always been an exciting opportunity for students to recharge our batteries and get excited for our profession. As a past Communications Vice President, I was able to assist our Patient Care Coordinators organize their on-campus events.

I am enthusiastic to serve as a member of APhA-ASP's Communication Standing Committee for the upcoming year. In this position, I will be one of the individuals who plays a role in promoting APhA-ASP initiatives, such as October Pharmacist Month, or the activities of ASP Chapters around the nation. Through the use of social media, the committee serves to share these stories from Chapters to help promote the presence of student pharmacists within the profession. This position will also help me serve as a liaison to connect Chapters with one another so they can better organize events. I am thankful for all the support I have received from our APhA-ASP Chapter, Chapter Advisor, Dr. Karleen Melody, and Student Affairs Administrator Patricia O'Hagan.

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