Student Career Resources

Published Online: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional organization comprised of pharmacists, health care professionals, and other individuals who provide services for patients covered by managed pharmacy benefit services. Its website features the AMCP’s Student Pharmacists Center, which provides information on career paths in managed care pharmacy and a listing of internships.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits pharmacy degree programs and providers of continuing education in pharmacy throughout the United States. Information regarding licensing requirements, exams, and accreditation status of pharmacy programs is available on the ACPE website.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) represents pharmacy students and faculty and includes all schools in the United States that offer pharmacy degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The AACP Online Career Center features a searchable pharmacy jobs database.

American College of Clinical Pharmacy
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society for pharmacists who work directly with doctors, other health care professionals, and patients to optimize medication therapy. The ACCP website provides listings of jobs, residencies, internships, and graduate programs in pharmacy.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is an international professional organization focused on geriatric medication management and improved outcomes for older persons. The ASCP has student chapters throughout the United States.

Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is an independent certification organization of the American Pharmacists Association that provides specialty certification for pharmacists in ambulatory care pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy, nutrition support pharmacy, oncology pharmacy, pharmacotherapy, and psychiatric pharmacy.

Consumer Healthcare Products Association
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is a trade association that represents manufacturers and marketers of OTC medicines and dietary supplements. Its website provides information about the regulation of OTC products and the CHPA’s consumer safety education programs.

Generic Pharmaceutical Association
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) is a trade association that represents the interests of generic prescription drug manufacturers and distributors before state and federal lawmakers and regulatory agencies. Open positions with the GPhA are posted on the careers page, along with information about hiring at the FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs.

Healthcare Distribution Management Association
The Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) represents the health care distributors who deliver prescription medications from pharmaceutical manufacturers to health care providers throughout the United States.

Institute for Safe Medication Practice
The Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) is a nonprofit watchdog organization focused on the prevention of medication errors. The ISMP offers webinars and live educational events on safety strategies for pharmacists. Its website includes lists of error-prone medication abbreviations and high-alert medications, plus information on subscription to ISMP Medication Safety Alert! newsletters.

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) represents the pharmacists, technicians, and students whose focus is the specialty practice of compounding pharmacy, the creation of customized medication solutions. The IACP site features a career center with a searchable database of compounding pharmacy jobs.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is a professional organization that supports state pharmacy board efforts to develop and implement uniform standards in the practice of pharmacy to protect the public health. The student section of the NABP website provides resources on pharmacist licensure, examinations, and certification.

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) promotes national standards for the electronic transactions used in the prescription and dispensing of medications and the management of pharmacy services. The NCPDP Foundation offer scholarships for students who are interested in informatics in pharmacy.

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) represents US pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), who administer prescription drug plans through employers, health insurance plans, unions, and Medicare Part D.

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