Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Student Organizations

Student-Organizations


Student Organizations

Student organizations provide students with opportunities for exposure to career opportunities, networking with students and practitioners, and professional development, in areas such as leadership. All of these opportunities, in conjunction with the education received, contribute to the creation of successful practitioners for the work force and active participants in the profession.

Pharmacy Student Leadership Council (PSLC)

The Pharmacy Student Leadership Council (PSLC) consists of representatives from each of the student organizations and classes and serves as the student governing body for the Pharmacy program. The PSLC will be coordinating various program affiliated community outreach events, as well as sponsoring networking activities. Three executive committee positions, elected from the councilors, serve in these leadership roles during the year and are elected in April.

Class Officers

Each class has officers to help coordinate activities, foster collegiality, and provide a communication conduit from the class to various groups, such as the PSLC and the program’s administration, faculty, and staff. Each class elects a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and activities director. The elections are scheduled as follows: P4, P3, and P2 elections are held in the spring semester, P1 in the fall.

Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors represent a service organization within our program. The primary focus of this organization is serving as a link between to the program and incoming, as well as potential students. Ambassadors work closely with the office of student affairs by serving as guides to interested students visiting campus, liaising to the pre-pharmacy club for Manchester University undergraduates, and providing support to our admissions process, especially interview days. In addition, Ambassadors provide staffing to help support other program activities, including orientation, the white coat ceremony, and welcome back picnic.

Membership is an application process and leadership positions are determined by election during each fall semester.

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

This student organization represents the national American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) on campus. In addition, this organization supports the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA) as well. APhA-ASP introduces students to the profession of pharmacy and provides exposure to a broad view of career options available to pharmacists. The activities of Manchester’s chapter include a variety of patient care projects (Operation Immunizations, Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart and Generation Rx), hosting the school round of the National Patient Counseling Competition, participation in state and national meetings, and numerous networking opportunities throughout the year. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP-SSHP)

This student organization represents the national American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as a recognized Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists on campus. Its purpose is to inform students of the various career opportunities in health-system and hospital pharmacy settings. The organization conducts programs designed to inform students about residency training, career information, and various service projects. In addition, the chapter hosts the school round of the ASHP Clinical Skills Program and supports student attendance at state and national meetings. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)

This student chapter represents the national Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) organization, that is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. The mission of the organization is to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy. The core values of CPFI are to provide fellowship among like-minded professionals, challenge and promote spiritual growth, encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy, encourage evangelism and the integration of faith into practice, and provide support and opportunity for service in both home and foreign missions. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)

This collegiate chapter represents the national College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) association. The mission of CPNP is to promote excellence in pharmacy practice, education and research to optimize treatment outcomes of individuals affected by psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

Muslim Healthcare Professionals (MHP)

The Muslim Healthcare Professionals (MHP) is an organization that was one of our earliest formed student groups. In addition, this organization has been recognized as a University student organization. The purpose of this organization is to serve the best interest of Islam and Muslims in the healthcare profession, promoting unity and joint action amongst Muslim healthcare professionals, promoting healthy relations among Muslims and non-Muslims, and endeavoring to make Islamic teachings known to interested non-Muslims. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

Personalized Medication Coalition (PMC)

This chapter of the Personalized Medication Coalition (PMC) was formed in 2015. The purpose of this student chapter is to foster the development and awareness of personalized medicine both professionally and educationally. The mission of the PMC is to keep Manchester University pharmacy and pre-professional students on the forefront of personalized/precision medicine and pharmacogenomics. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.

Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

This student organization represents the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) on campus. 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 health-related professions. This chapter has already created campaigns supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Leadership positions are determined by election during each spring semester.