Three UF pharmacy students delve into managed care pharmacy as AMCP Foundation interns

Three pharmacy students from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy gained valuable training through immersive managed care-centered internships provided by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, or AMCP, Foundation and their pharmaceutical partners, AbbVie Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Genentech.

AMCP Foundation Interns
Avi Patel, Cassidy Slater and Lucas Zhou

Avi Patel, Cassidy Slater and Lucas Zhou, all third-year students at the UF College of Pharmacy’s Gainesville campus, completed 10-week internships where they were embedded with host sites and matched with virtual preceptors. Patel and Slater participated in the AMCP Foundation/Pfizer Oncology internship program, while Zhou completed the AMCP Foundation/Genentech Evidence for Access internship. Slater and Patel capped off their program by presenting a capstone research project at AMCP’s Nexus conference in National Harbor, Maryland, this fall, while Zhou will present his research at the AMCP Annual in San Antonio in March.

The goal of AMCP Foundation internships is to develop future health care leaders by exposing students to a wide variety of population health and managed care pharmacy principles. These competitive internships provide students with the opportunity to contribute to challenging, meaningful projects and interact directly with industry experts, pharmacists, and managed care professionals.