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Pharmacy Organizations

American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)

Community Outreach Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

 

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.

For more information, email:

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

Service Group

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. Our mission is to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy. Our core values are to provide Godly encouragement and fellowship among like-minded professionals, challenge and promote spiritual growth of members, advance student chapter ministries to strengthen and equip student pharmacists, encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in practice, promote evangelism and the integration of faith into practice, and provide support/opportunities for Christian service and outreach.

For more information, email:

Industry Pharmacists Organization 

Educational Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group

Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) is an organization whose pharmacist members are universally recognized within the pharmaceutical industry as being the most professionally equipped to contribute to the development, commercialization, promotion, and optimal use of medicines. IPhO is exclusively dedicated to advancing the careers of industry pharmacists. IPhO accomplishes this by: 

  • Providing timely and relevant information that is vital to our members.
  • Raising awareness among employers and industry executives about the role that industry pharmacists can play in drug development and appropriate medication use.
  • Providing targeted resources and coaching to enhance members' continuing education and professional development.
  • Creating opportunities for members to network and exchange ideas with their industry pharmacists.
  • Providing access torelevant employment opportunities available in the industry.

For more information, email IPhOatMUSC@gmail.com or:

Kappa Epsilon- Beta Epsilon Chapter

Professional Fraternity

Founded in 1921, Kappa Epsilon (KE) is a professional pharmaceutical fraternity whose purpose was to unite women students of pharmacy. The current mission of Kappa Epsilon is to unite pharmacy students, faculty, and alumni dedicated to empower its members to achieve personal and professional competence, to develop leaders within the profession and community, and to provide professional and philanthropic services. Kappa Epsilon's national project involves various breast and ovarian cancer awareness efforts. Currently, there are 37 collegiate chapters and 10 alumni chapters across the United States.

For more information, email:

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. 

Professional Pharmacy Fraternity

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1879 and currently has 191 chapters (111 Collegiate and 80 Graduate chapters), more than six thousand collegiate members, and over eighty seven thousand graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas. The Iota Chapter at the Medical University of South Carolina was chartered in 1927. We strive to develop leaders in the pharmacy profession and to foster the pillars of Industry, Fellowship, Sobriety, and High Ideals.

For more information, email iota@kappapsi.org:

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group

The purpose of the Student Chapter is to provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about and support the mission and objectives of NCPA, including the many career opportunities available in community and independent pharmacy practice through an affiliation with NCPA. The organization advocates for community pharmacists, encourages interest in independent pharmacy ownership, and prepares future leaders in the profession.

 For more information, email:

Phi Delta Chi

Professional Pharmacy Fraternity

Phi Delta Chi (PDC) pharmacy fraternity was founded in 1883 and currently has more than 60,000 collegiate and alumni members worldwide. With over 70 chartered chapters across the nation, PDC provides a lifelong Brotherhood and promotes the social growth of its members. The Alpha Kappa chapter at the Medical University of South Carolina consists of a diverse group of men and women with a shared interest of advancing the profession, serving the community, and developing leaders in pharmacy. Additionally, our collegiate chapter is committed to improving public health and strengthening ourselves as future healthcare professionals.

For more information, email sccp-pdc@musc.edu:

Phi Lambda Sigma

Professional Development Group

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) encourages active participation in professional pharmacy organizations and recognizes outstanding student, faculty, and alumni leaders. Members are selected by peer recognition. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages students to more active roles, and promotes greater effort towards the advancement of pharmacy.

For more information, email:

The Rho Chi Society 

Community Outreach Group, Educational Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

For more information, email:

Student Government Association (COP)

Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group, Social Group

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body for all College of Pharmacy students and represents the student body’s interests. It also functions to assist the administration and faculty in promoting professional attitudes and fellowship. Socially, the SGA sponsors various events and fundraisers throughout the year. SGA officers are elected each spring semester by fellow students. 

For more information, email:

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

Community Outreach Group, Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare-related issues and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other healthcare professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of the community. SNPhA is also an umbrella association encompassing all areas of pharmacy. It is SNPhA’s duty to grow and develop student pharmacists with the ability to understand the needs of all patients.

For more information, email:

Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists

Interest Group, Professional Development Group, Service Group

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) is a professional pharmacy student organization recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP). Goals of SSHP include encouraging students to pursue careers in health-system pharmacy, including post-graduate residency and fellowship training, and advocating for advanced pharmacy practice. SSHP students attend local, state, and national conferences; shadow pharmacy practitioners in a variety of areas; participate in research; and volunteer in the community.For more information, email: