The APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) celebrates 50 years in 2019, honoring milestones and the impact student pharmacists and leaders have had on the profession throughout the years. The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy. Every student pharmacist committed to making a difference in the profession is a leader. APhA-ASP provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills.

Student Pharmacist magazine is written by student pharmacists for student pharmacists and provides the latest on career preparation, leadership, legislative activities and advocacy efforts, patient-care projects, APhA-ASP chapter innovations, life on rotation, tips from new practitioners, and more.

APhA-ASP members can develop their leadership skills by pursuing chapter, regional, and national elected or appointed student leadership positions. Elections for National President-elect, National Members-at-large, and Speaker of the House take place each year during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.

All APhA-ASP members are eligible to campaign for national office. Elected officers are to remain in their first professional degree undergraduate program during their complete terms of responsibility. Elected officers occasionally are required to attend meetings and conferences during the school year. Serving as an APhA-ASP national officer is rewarding and satisfying, both professionally and personally.

Elected officers who choose to serve their profession have the personal satisfaction of knowing that they have been elected by their colleagues to represent them in their national professional society. At times, serving as an elected officer may be a very difficult and demanding job, but the position is meant to complement, not compete with, educational responsibilities.

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