Tip of the Week: Involvement in State Pharmacy Associations

Pharmacy Times
Shane P. Desselle, RPh, PhD, FAPhA
July 8, 2020


Your alma mater might have a legislative day in which visits can be made with local policymakers at your state capital. Your alma mater may also have a number of professional organizations you could join, some of which are chapters of state-level associations.

Professional organizations play important roles in the profession, from assistance with job placements, to publication of scholarly peer-reviewed literature, promotion of practice standards, and advocacy for the profession. Although carried out by national organizations, advocacy and lobbying are among the principal activities of many state pharmacy associations; and as such, it behooves practitioners (and students) to get involved with them.

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