Five student pharmacists from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy have been selected to serve on national advisory groups within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP.
The ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum has four advisory groups that provide advice and guidance regarding the unique needs of student members and how these needs might be addressed by the provision of resources and programs by ASHP. These groups include the Advancement of Professional Practice Advisory Group, the Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group, the Residency Preparation Advisory Group and the Student Society Development Advisory Group. Each advisory group is comprised of ASHP student members enrolled in various ACPE-accredited pharmacy schools across the nation.
The five UF College of Pharmacy students selected include:
- Jonathan Valladares, a second-year student at the Gainesville campus, is serving his first year on the Advancements of Pharmacy Practice Advisory Group.
- Alexandra Chizmar, a third-year student at the Orlando campus, is serving her first year on the Residency Preparation Advisory Group.
- Grace Hogan, a third-year student at the Gainesville campus, is serving her first year on the Career and Leadership Advisory Group.
- Danielle Wilson, a fourth-year student at the Orlando campus, and Jarmal Hall, a third-year student at the Gainesville campus, are serving on the Student Society Development Advisory Group.
Each individual advisory group serves to advise ASHP regarding the development and support of programs designed to engage and educate students to advance the practice of pharmacy, explore professional development, prepare to obtain a residency or facilitate the growth of student-run chapters of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists across the nation. Each student serving on an advisory group was appointed by the chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum and will participate in conference meetings for the entire academic year.