The mission of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy is to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in various health systems; and to encourage membership and participation in the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as a student and upon graduation.
APhA-ASP Mission Statement – The mission of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. APhA-ASP has played a key role in helping students navigate through pharmacy school, explore careers in pharmacy, and connect with others in the profession.
Rho Chi Society
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.
There are two Student Government Associations of the College of Pharmacy – one on the USC Campus, and one on the MUSC Campus. The membership of the SGA is leadership from all student organizations, as well as Class Officers and University delegates.
The Student Government Association provides organization to the many events, both social and professional, for the student body.
Founded in 1921, Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for over 80 years through supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts. Currently, there are 37 collegiate chapters and 10 alumni chapters across the United States.
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice.
Our Mission is 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.
Student National Pharmaceutical Association
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.
The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community.
Phi Lambda Sigma
The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.
Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership. Members are selected by peer recognition. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one’s peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Incorporated is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Currently, there are 70 active Collegiate and 50 active Graduate Chapters across the United States and Canada, and that number continues to grow with each passing year.
As the first national pharmaceutical fraternity, Kappa Psi has acquired thousands of members who are actively practicing in many facets of pharmacy. Many prominent individuals in the profession pharmacy, both locally and nationally, are members of Kappa Psi. Known as an international professional fraternity, Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.
The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 pharmacies. The nation’s community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and regional chains dispense nearly half of the nation’s retail prescription medications.
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