The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Ernest Mario School Chapter
About Academy of Student Pharmacists
The Academy of Students of Pharmacy, ASP, is the student branch of the American Pharmacists Association and the New Jersey Pharmacists Association. Members of APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists are part of the country’s largest and oldest association of pharmacists, as well as the largest association of pharmacy students in the world, representing over 100,000 students nation wide. Getting involved at the regional and national levels allows students to learn more about the issues affecting pharmacy today and to help shape the future of their profession. At The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, abundant educational opportunities are afforded for students as they develop and sharpen their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Academy of Student Pharmacists sponsors various programs throughout the college such as Pharmacy Career Day and the annual Patient Counseling Competition. Academy of Student Pharmacists also has numerous committees, such as Operation Immunization, Operation Diabetes, and Smoking Cessation, to name a few. For example, during Operation Diabetes students go out into the community to test blood sugar and educate patients about diabetes and the severity of the disease state if undiagnosed. Programs like these allow our members to apply their knowledge and talents in the local community.
Opportunities offered by APhA and Academy of Student Pharmacists include guest speakers from different fields of pharmacy, who provide further enrichment to members and interested parties who attend our monthly meetings. Academy of Student Pharmacists also has many benefits. To name a few, members receive subscriptions to several publications, which include: American Pharmacy, Pharmacy Today, The New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Student. In addition, Academy of Student Pharmacists offers one year free liability insurance for fifth year students during their externships.