Competitions for Students
Kaiser Family Foundation Essay Contest (Deadline for submission is March 12)
- Describe an element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that you feel will have a major impact on either health or health care (positive or negative).
- Explain why you think it is important and then discuss the major challenges in its implementation as well as its likely impact once it is put into practice.
- Max 1,000 words.
Internships for Students
ASHP offers a competitive ten-week training program in national association management at our headquarters in Bethesda, MD. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in a full-time ACPE-accredited doctor of pharmacy program, be in good academic standing, and have an active membership with ASHP. Applications are due February 9. For more information visit: http://www.ashp.org/Import/
VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota (pdf) has two paid summer internship positions. Interns will work side-by-side with staff pharmacists, performing a variety of task. For more information contact Nola Mattson at (320) 252-1670 ext. 6621. If interested in applying, request an application form from the HR Department at (320) 255-6301.
CVS Caremark Retail Pharmacy Internship Program: At CVS Caremark, we recognize that our success as a leading health care provider and our impact on the community depends on our pharmacy team. Our organization seeks the best and brightest pharmacy students to help improve the lives of those we serve. Our Retail Pharmacy Internship Program focuses on developing not only your clinical skills, but also team building, interpersonal and pharmacy management skills in an environment that will expose you to all aspects of community pharmacy. Experiences in our program include antibiotic follow-up, community outreach, disease state topics, drug classifications, OTC product selection and counseling, vitamin/herbal review, and much more. To be considered for the CVS Caremark Internship Program, you must be actively enrolled in one of your professional years of pharmacy school. For more information, please visit the CVS Caremark Internship Website.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)/Pfizer: Managed Care Summer Internship. Applications are due by close of business January 30th. Must be in your second or third professional year of the PharmD curriculum. Internship will be completed in ten consecutive weeks between May and August. For complete details, go to www.fmcpnet.org or www.amcp.org or contact Ebony Clay at email@example.com.
The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP), in collaboration with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), is now accepting applications for two internship positions for the 2012 AMCP/FMCP/Allergan, Inc Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes. The goal of the program is to stimulate student pharmacist’s interest in career options health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to health outcomes research. Applications are due by the close of business January 30th. internship will be completed in ten consecutive weekds between May and August. Complete program details, eligibility criteria and access to our online application process can be found at FMCP’s website www.fmcpnet.org or contact Ebony Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASHP has a unique summer internship position available for a current pharmacy student. The program will be 10 weeks in duration allowing the student to gain experience in national association management with a focus on the ASHP Pharmacy Technician Initiative (PTI), a major advocacy initiative of ASHP. The goal is of the PTI is to develop an educated, trained, certified, and registered pharmacy technician workforce in every state in order to improve medication use safety and expand access to the patient care services of pharmacists through a partnership between ASHP and its state affiliates. The intern will be an integral member of the PTI team, which includes representatives from various divisions within ASHP including
Government Affairs, Accreditation Services, Public Relations, Affiliate Relations, and led by the Office of Professional Development.
To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in a full-time ACPE-accredited doctor of pharmacy program, be in good academic standing, and have an active membership with ASHP. The program is located at our headquarters in Bethesda, MD. ASHP does not provide a stipend or salary. All personal expenses and arrangements (e.g., housing, transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the intern. ASHP will reimburse the intern for routine expenses associated with attendance at the Summer Meeting, including transportation, meeting registration, and hotel. For more information, please visit: http://www.ashp.org/Import/
The Occupational Health Internship Program is a great opportunity for graduate students to learn about the field of occupational health and safety from the perspective of the worker. Students work in teams to investigate a job-related problem identified by a group of workers. Project work emphasizes worker interviews and worksite tours combined with research. Students can apply for placement in any of the following cities, regardless of where they now reside: New York City, Berkeley/Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The deadline to apply is April 1. The program is open to graduate students in public health, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. The program is looking for students with experience or interest in working with unions or social justice organizations, are organized and self-starting and ideally can speak a second language of new immigrant workers: Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, etc. A stipend is provided for the 8-week experience ($650/week for graduates ). More information can be obtained at the OHIP website at www.aoec.org/ohip .
AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE) : AstraZeneca Internship Program
-This internship has many different areas in which students can choose to focus, such as regulatory, brand names, managed care, drug information, etc. The program last for 12 weeks from May-August. More info can be found at www.astrazeneca-us.com .
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation: http://www.nacdsfoundation.org/WHATWEDO/SCHOLARSHIPSANDSTUDENTOPPORTUNITIES/NACDSFoundationSummerInternship.aspx
Rite Aid Pharmacy Internships: Drugstore Internships
Once you have entered into the professional program at your school of pharmacy, you are then eligible to enter the Rite Aid Intern program. It is designed to teach you about pharmacy operations and prepare you to manage a pharmacy upon licensure as a pharmacist. The internship begins with comprehensive Computer Based Training (CBT) modules which includes training on our advanced pharmacy computer system (NEXGEN), HIPAA, CIA and Rite Aid policies and procedures. The program is a structured four year, four step training that advances with each year of your internship. The key to being a successful community practice pharmacist is to match your community's needs with your clinical experience to create a pharmacy where patients value the services you provide. For more information, please visit the Rite Aid Intern Website .
Take care of your patients, as well as your career. Target gives you everything you need to do both. Summer Internship Program:
- · Navigate to www.Target.com/Careers
- · Choose Salaries Jobs under “I am looking for”
- · Choose College Student under “I am(n)”
- · Choose Pharmacy under “I want to search in”
- · Press Search
- · Apply to “Pharmacy Intern” in the appropriate geographic area
This year Walgreens is offering a new opportunity for pharmacy students. Walgreens has created a program where you can learn and practice the application of your knowledge before you graduate. We have created a 12-week program available to all pharmacy students and it is designed to provide varying levels of information based on your year in pharmacy school. Your projects, responsibilities and practical experience will vary dependent upon where you are in your curriculum. You will work on exercises involving: Prescription Medications, Over-the-Counter Products, Herbal Products, Patient Counseling Guidelines, Disease State Information, Pharmacy Laws and Ethics, and Management of the Pharmacy. This program will be available in our markets nationwide. This program was designed by a team of recent pharmacy graduates to enhance your professional development. Early in school it is important to learn the tasks of the pharmacy technician, but as you progress through your curriculum it is important to have the opportunities to apply your knowledge in a working environment. If you are interested in applying for this program, you may do so by filling out our online resume.
Wal-Mart pharmacies host hundreds of pharmacy students every year through our internship program. Created to develop skills in both Pharmacy and in Management, it's a great program to prepare you for your own career as a pharmacist. Our Internship program is tailored to the level of education that Pharmacy Students have received.
Residency & Fellowships
CVS Caremark offers the following residency programs:
· Analytics and Outcomes Residency Program, Northbrook, IL
· Community Practice Residency Program, Woonsocket, RI
· Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Programs in two locations: Irving, TX and Pittsburgh, PA
· Specialty Pharmacy Residency Program, Northbrook, IL
These residency programs offer the opportunity to explore the dynamic managed care and community pharmacy environments through the nation’s premier integrated pharmacy services provider, CVS Caremark. Students attending the ASHP Midyear Conference can visit us at the residency showcase on Tuesday, December 6th from 8-11:30am at Booth 5117. If you have any questions regarding CVS Caremark’s residency programs, please contact Julie Legal, PharmD | CVS Caremark | Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Services Operations | 412-967-2300 x 75955 | 620 Epsilon Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | email@example.com
The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control & Prevention funded 9 week summer program providing educational & professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations.
•Be a member of an underrepresented population as defined by the federal government.
•Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.
•Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
•Have the ability to commit to the fellowship dates (May 29 – July 27, 2012).
For more information and the application process please visit: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/professional-training/professional-training-programs/rise-programs/ferguson-fellowship
MedVal Scientific Information Services and PharmaWrite will have a one-year, post-doctoral fellowship program for 2012-2013. Interested students should visit our booth at the ASHP Midyear Meeting to be held beginning December 4, 2011 and learn more about our program. Please contact Megan McEntire, PharmD via phone (609-945-8834) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance if interested in interviewing with us at Midyear, or with any further questions they may have.
The University of Kansas Hospital offers an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 specialty residency in drug information. Both PGY-1 and PGY-2 candidates can apply to the program. PGY-1 candidates would complete the University of Kansas Hospital’s PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency then begin the PGY-2 residency in drug information. PGY-2 candidates who have completed a PGY-1 residency at another institution would directly begin the specialty residency. Pharmacists completing the residency will be competent practitioners of drug information in multiple health care environments. They will also be equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice including promotion of optimal drug therapy and education of other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug related topics.
The Drug Information Residency begins the week of July 1, 2012. The resident’s time and responsibilities will be spent at the Drug Information Center at the University of Kansas Hospital. The resident will be required to complete a residency project with subsequent publication. Areas of experience will include but are not limited to:
- Provision of drug information services in both health care practice and industry settings
- Participation in adverse drug reaction reporting programs
- Preparation and publication of pharmacy newsletters
- Preparation and publication for the American Academy of Family Physicians CE Program
- Editorial assistant for the international adverse reaction publication Clin-Alert
- Participation in the administrative aspects of maintaining a drug information service
- Teaching and precepting Pharm.D. students
- Drug Information web site development
- Provision of contract drug information services to group purchasing organizations, professional organizations and journals
- Participation in pharmacy and therapeutics committee and formulary management activities
- Provision of international radiopharmaceutical drug information services
- Participation in pharmaceutical publishing industry (i.e., Facts and Comparisons) or medication therapy management (MTM)
The applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy or Master of Science Degree and be licensed in the state of Kansas by August 1, 2012. The resident will be under the direct supervision of Joyce A. Generali, M.S., R.Ph., Director, The University of Kansas Drug Information Center. Visit our program’s booth (#4438) during the residency showcase at the ASHP Midyear meeting on Monday, December 5 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM. We will also be participating in PPS (mailbox #1557). Applications for the program should be received by Saturday, December 31. The program’s match number for PGY-1 candidates is 143313, while the match number for PGY-2 candidates is 531553. Visit www.kumed.com/pharmacy for application materials and further information. Candidates should submit application materials to: Joyce A. Generali, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP Director, Drug Information Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4040, Kansas City, KS 66160, phone: (913) 588-2328 or (913) 588-2303, fax: (913) 588-2350, e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The VA offers residencies programs to pharmacy students upon completion of their 4th year rotations. To receive more information about these opportunities, please visit the following web site: www.pbm.va.gov/VAPharmacyResidencyProgram.aspx
The Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship in Drug Information is a two-year, learning based program designed to train pharmacists for careers in government, academia, or the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will spend a 9-month rotation at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) (Silver Spring, MD); a 9-month rotation at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN); and a 6-month rotation with Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Indianapolis, IN). Deliverables include a research project completed at each training site summarizing experiences gained, a teaching portfolio, a continuing education presentation, and an individualized regulatory project. Chosen candidates will have various educational experiences in cross-functional departments and have opportunities to publish articles and/or give presentations. Qualified candidates must be a graduate from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, or otherwise eligible for licensure, prior to the start of the fellowship term. The Fellowship begins July 2012 and continues until June 2014, with a competitive annual stipend and benefits. Interested Candidates: We invite you to encourage interested candidates to forward their CV to our current Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellow in Drug Information, Genevieve Lynn Ness, at DrugInformationFellowship@
Scholarships for StudentsThe NCPA Foundation recognizes students with demonstrated leadership qualities, academic achievement, and an interest in pharmacy management through scholarships. All NCPA student members are eligible to apply. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its Scholarship Program. Student members of NCPA are eligible to apply. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school/college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the following terms: 2011 fall and 2012 spring.
As of 2/4/2011, the following scholarships are available:
· Presidential Scholarship
· J.C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Government Affairs
· Neil Pruitt Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Entrepreneurism
· Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Pharmacy Management
Please visit www.ncpafoundation.org for more information.
AfterCollege hosts a scholarship fund specifically for students seeking a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. We award one (1) $500 scholarship every quarter (four per year) and our next deadline is coming up on Friday, June 30th. If you are interested in more information or applying, please click on the link below to view prior winners, eligibility requirements and to download the application. http://www.aftercollege.com/
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use. The $50,000 award, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes on a national level pharmacy professionals who have assumed a leadership role in promoting safety in the medication-use process. The award also honors two finalists, who each receive $10,000. Applications are being accepted through April. More information available here.
Partners in Pharmacy (PIP) will be offering student scholarships this year. Student members of NCPA are eligible to apply. The student must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. school/college of pharmacy on a full-time basis during the following terms: 2011 fall and 2012 spring. Partners in Pharmacy is the former WONARD or the Women's Organization of the National Association of Retail Druggists, which was founded in 1905 during the 7th NARD Annual Convention. (NARD, the National Association of Retail Druggists, formed in 1898 was renamed NCPA, the National Association of Community Pharmacists in 1998.) Partners in Pharmacy is now an auxiliary organization that supports NCPA and the NCPA Foundation. Since 1915, Partners in Pharmacy has been offering annual scholarships to pharmacy students pursuing a career in pharmacy. This scholarship program has touched hundreds of pharmacy students. The scholarships recognize pharmacy students for their exemplary academic performance, community service, and a demonstrated commitment to independent pharmacy. Please visit www.ncpafoundation.org for more information. PIP Scholarship Application Deadline is April 15, 2011.
The goal of the NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Student Scholarship Program is to support the development of future leaders in community pharmacy and to recognize pharmacy students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy. Fifty (50) $3,000 scholarships were awarded in 2010. In addition, eight (8) select recipients received named scholarships in the amount of $5,000. The deadline (October 14th, 2011) is rapidly approaching. To apply, students can visitwww.nacdsfoundation.org.
Tylenol Scholarship Program: As a company dedicated to helping people feel better, we're proud to support the future of healthcare with our annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. Now in its 17th year, the program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields manage the rising costs of education.
This year, we'll be awarding $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants. Scholarships awarded to students pursuing healthcare-related education at an accredited institution. Ten students will be awarded $10,000 scholarships. Thirty students will receive $5,000 grants. Applications must be received by May 15th. Winners will be selected by July 15. Funds delivered by August. http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc
The ASHP Foundation Student Research Award is presented annually to a pharmacy student for a published or an unpublished paper or report of a completed research project related to pharmacy practice in a hospitals and health systems. The Student Research Award consists of a $1,500 honorarium, a $1,000 expense allowance to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and a plaque. The research should be completed and the paper prepared before June 1 of the year preceding the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting at which the Award is to be presented. More information available here.
In 2008, the Phi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., established the Cassandra Taylor Scholarship in memory of the Chapter's beloved member Cassandra Taylor. The goal of the Cassandra Taylor Scholarship is to support the development of future leaders in pharmacy and to recognize students who are pursuing a career in pharmacy.
Eligibility: The student applicant must be enrolled as a full-time pharmacy student in an accredited U.S. college or school of pharmacy studying to obtain a doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.).Student applicants must have completed at least one professional year of pharmacy school to apply. First year pharmacy students are not eligible to apply. The student applicant must have a minimum of a 3.00 or "B" cumulative grade point average.
For 2011 scholarships, the deadline is August 12, 2011. Complete application is attached. The application is open to all pharmacy students that have completed at least one year at an accredited College of Pharmacy. For more information, please contact Tamla Lewis, Phi Alpha Omega Chapter Scholarship Chair, at email@example.com.
Rite Aid offers scholarship opportunities available through schools of pharmacy and professional pharmacy organizations such as the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). If you want to find out more about the NACDS and NPHA Foundation/Rite Aid scholarship application process check their web sites at www.nacdsfoundation.org .
APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program: The APhA Foundation, together with the APhA Auxiliary, is celebrating ten years since the establishment of the APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program. This scholarship program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school's APhA - ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum.
The APhA Auxiliary/APhA Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program recognizes full-time pharmacy students who help shape the future of their profession by maintaining active involvement in their school's APhA-ASP Chapter. This year, in addition to the nine annual scholarship awards, a tenth scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student leader in honor of Dr. John A. Gans, former APhA Executive Vice President and CEO. Each of the ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Within this program are named scholarships that acknowledge gifts made to the fund by individuals or groups. More information available here.
The McKesson Foundation has established The Mckesson Pharmacy Scholarship Program to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited School of Pharmacy of the student's choice.
Application materials for the McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship Program have been moved to the following website. Click on the link below to access the guidelines and the application form.
Some chain pharmacies have scholarships for pharmacy students. They may stipulate something like this: you work for them part-time while in school, full-time in summers, and for a specified number of years after graduation. It's often a good deal. Contact the pharmacies directly for these scholarship opportunities.