As a student your schedule is full and time is limited. You need an organization that is accessible and responsive to your needs today. ACCP membership provides you a forum to explore the vast array of career opportunities in clinical pharmacy and offers programs and services designed to help you achieve your professional goals.
Career Development Resources
ACCP is the leader in clinical pharmacy career related resources. Begin with the Student Clinical Compass as your guide to the world of clinical pharmacy. Take advantage of our Online CV Review Service and Interviewing Tips. Explore new career pathways and hear directly from clinical pharmacists in over 20 specialty practice areas. Access the latest information on available residency, fellowship, post-graduate positions, and board certification. For more information click here
ACCP National Meetings
Network with clinical pharmacy leaders and fellow students from across the nation by attending the ACCP Annual Meeting or the Spring Practice and Research Forum and Updates in Therapeutics: The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Course. Each ACCP meeting affords student attendees with unique programming sessions designed to help you meet your professional career goals and introduce you to the many areas of clinical pharmacy practice. Student members are eligible to apply for Student Travel Awards
. Discounted group meeting registration rates are also available. Click here
for more information on upcoming ACCP meetings.
Practice & Research Networks (PRNs): Connections for your Future
More than just a special-interest group, an ACCP PRN is an active group of members who interact via e-mail list messages and exchange timely information to improve practice and patient care. There are more than 20 PRNs representing nearly every major therapeutic area and professional interest. We’re certain you will find one or more to match your needs. Student members receive one PRN membership FREE. Click here
for a complete description of each PRN, or to join a PRN today.
Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
The Journal your Professors and Preceptors Read. Enjoy a personal electronic subscription to ACCP’s official journal, Pharmacotherapy
. Each issue provides timely and relevant information that will expose you to the many facets of clinical pharmacy.
Clinical Pharmacy Challenge
The ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge is a team-based competition. Teams of three students will compete against teams from other schools and colleges of pharmacy in a “quiz bowl”–type format. Only one team per institution may enter the competition. Institutions with branch campuses, distance satellites, and/or several interested teams are encouraged to conduct a local competition
Preliminary rounds of the national competition will be conducted virtually in September. The quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds will be held live each year at the ACCP Annual Meeting.
Each round will consist of questions offered in the three distinct segments indicated below. Item content used in each segment has been developed and reviewed by an expert panel of clinical pharmacy practitioners and educators.
- Clinical Case
Each team advancing to the quarterfinal round held at the ACCP Annual Meeting will receive three complimentary student full meeting registrations. Each team member will receive an ACCP gift certificate for $125 and a certificate of recognition. In addition to the above, semifinal teams not advancing to the final round will receive a semifinal team plaque for display at their institution. The second-place team will receive a $750 cash award ($250 to each member) and a commemorative team plaque. The winning team will receive a $1500 cash award ($500 to each member), and each team member will receive a commemorative plaque. A team trophy will be awarded to the winning institution.
Students are not required to be members of ACCP to participate. Team registration may be submitted online and must be initiated by a current faculty member at the respective institution. Students interested in forming a team should contact their ACCP faculty liaison. If no ACCP Faculty Liaison has been identified, any faculty member from the institution may initiate the registration process. The registering faculty member must confirm the eligibility of all team members and/or alternates online before a team will be permitted to compete in the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge. Click here for more information.
National Student Network Advisory Committee
Are you a student pharmacist who is interested in becoming more involved with ACCP? The American College of Clinical Pharmacy encourages student members wishing to enhance their leadership skills, network with their colleagues from across the country, and interact with clinical pharmacy leaders to serve on the National Student Network Advisory Committee. Members of the committee have an integral role in the development of new programs and services for student members.
For More information on the SNAC or to apply click here
- Committee Composition
The National Student Network Advisory Committee is an ACCP committee composed of leaders and members-at-large appointed each year by the ACCP President-Elect.
- Leadership Positions
- Chair (1-year term)
- Vice Chair (2-year term; serves first year as Vice-Chair and then assumes Chair position in the second year)
- Secretary (1-year term)
The committee is typically composed of 5–8 members-at-large who are appointed for a 1-year term.
- Committee Meetings
The committee meets in person at the College’s Annual Meeting in October and communicates via conference call and e-mail to complete its assigned charges. Students appointed to the Advisory Committee will receive a complimentary student meeting registration to attend the ACCP Annual Meeting held during their committee term.
College of Pharmacy Liaisons
ACCP College of Pharmacy Faculty Liaisons and College of Pharmacy Student Liaisons are members of ACCP who work actively with each other to educate student pharmacists about the field of clinical pharmacy and provide information about ACCP initiatives and student programs.College of Pharmacy Student Liaisons are selected by the Faculty Liaison at each institution. Any student member of ACCP in good standing is eligible to serve as a student liaison.
ACCP Advocates Program
The ACCP Advocates Program is an ongoing initiative to enhance the effectiveness and frequency of our interactions and relationships with officials in Congress and the executive branch of the federal government, including regulatory agencies.
This program will identify, develop, and support the skills and abilities of ACCP members who serve ACCP as active “grassroots” advocates for the legislative, regulatory, and policy priorities of ACCP. Pharmacy students are a particularly strong advocacy resource. Students represent the future of the profession and the first generation of pharmacists who will practice within a reformed healthcare delivery system These members will work directly with and be supported by ACCP government and professional affairs staff based in Washington, DC. For more information on ACCP Advocacy Initiatives click here