Student E-Link June 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGER OF PHARMACY AFFAIRS &  

NEW PRACTICIONER PROGRAMS 

LFL2(1).jpgHi Student Pharmacists! My name is Lauren Lyles and I am ecstatic to be working with you all in the coming year. My goal this year is to serve as a helpful and relevant resource to improve the success of your chapter. I plan to achieve this goal by keeping an open line of communication with chapters, driving innovative student development opportunities (e.g., internships, rotations, committee involvement, and AMCP conferences), helping chapters raise awareness of important managed care policies and advocacy efforts, and motivating student pharmacists to be actively engaged in the managed care profession--even after graduation.  

To give you a little background, I graduated Cum Laude with my PharmD from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in May 2016 where I was inducted into the School of Pharmacy's Hall of Fame in recognition of my leadership and accomplishments in pharmacy. While in pharmacy school, I had co-founded The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Advocacy Council (UMAC), which engages students as advocates for policies that impact pharmacy and healthcare. I also completed an internship with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) in project management and governmental affairs, and was also past national student president of NCPA Student Leadership Council. I most recently completed my one year post-doctoral fellowship at Eli Lilly and Company in US and International Regulatory Policy and Strategy. The fellowship allowed me to combine patient experiences from pharmacy courses, involvement in pharmacy associations and the FDA with pharmaceutical industry. I also practiced part-time as a pharmacist in a mail order setting, making sure the "right medications" got to the "right patients" in the criminal justice system. I am elated to be a part of the awesome AMCP team! 

Lauren Lyles, PharmD 
Manager of Pharmacy Affairs & New Practitioner Programs 
703-684-2625 
llyles@amcp.org
 

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR AMCP CHAPTER FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR AND ENGAGE NEW STUDENTS  

OFFICER TRANSITIONING  

The end of the school year can be a hectic time, but also a crucial time to ensure proper transitioning between the outgoing and incoming executive board. Some AMCP Chapters host an officer retreat each spring or summer to discuss expectations, how the year went, and new ideas for the upcoming school year. New officers, including the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary, can become familiar with their position duties and requirements of AMCP Student Chapters in the Student Pharmacist Activation Kit, found here. Additionally, don't wait till the semester starts to have your first EBM. If you couldn't meet before the spring semester ended, consider having a conference call over the summer. Lastly, plan for some fun team bonding activity like a potluck, a hike, barbecue etc. Each officer will know everyone else to varying degrees, so having time to relax and get to know each other will help build character and unity. A team that knows each other better is more likely to solve conflicts quicker and work together more efficiently. 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT  

Recruiting new members is an important part of maintaining an AMCP Chapter. To gain interest from incoming pharmacy students, we recommend holding a student organization tabling event or an introductory AMCP meeting in the first or second week of the fall semester. A Membership Kick-off kit will be sent to all active Chapters in late summer, which will include enrollment forms, brochures, and managed care booklets that can be dispersed during this first meeting. Additionally, the AMCP website (amcp.org/slidedecks) has PowerPoint presentations called "Why Join AMCP?" and "What is Managed Care Pharmacy" which can be referenced in order to introduce students to future careers in managed care pharmacy and various opportunities that AMCP membership provides both locally and nationally. Consider distributing your timeline at this meeting with specific dates of your AMCP events throughout the school year so that new students and current members can commit early on and plan their involvement. 

REACH OUT TO YOUR CHAPTER ADVISORS, DIPLOMATS, 
AND STUDENT PHARMACIST COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 

As an AMCP student pharmacist member, there are a variety of resources available to you. Chapter Advisors and Diplomats can provide insight, guidance, and their professional networks to support the development of student events. Chapter Diplomat information can be found here. Another great resource student members have access to is the AMCP Student Pharmacist Committee (SPC). Members of SPC can introduce you to a variety of student member benefits and connect you with other student chapters around the country for networking and collaboration. The SPC roster can be found here. 

BEGIN ADVERTISING THE AMCP NATIONAL MEETINGS EARLY 

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy holds two national conferences each year. This upcoming fall, AMCP Nexus 2017 will be in Dallas, Texas on Monday October 16th through Thursday October 19th. During the conference, AMCP will host specific programming for students, including introductory managed care topics, residency information, and a graduate panel with fellows, residents, and new pharmacists. The fall Nexus meeting also hosts a Managed Care Residency Showcase for students interested in a future in managed care.  

Next spring, the Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2018 will be on April 23rd through April 26thin Boston, MA. The top eight schools compete in the National P&T Competition and other pharmacy students are encouraged to attend. AMCP also hosts a Chapter Leadership Academy Meeting, where officers and faculty advisors from each of the AMCP Student Chapters are invited to network with each other and share suggestions about their chapter events.  

CREATE A TIMELINE FOR YOUR AMCP CHAPTER EVENTS 

Begin creating a timeline this summer with specific dates 
for your AMCP events throughout the upcoming school year. 
 

An example of a timeline (without dates) is shown below: 

Summer Develop budget and agenda with AMCP E-Board 

  • Contact managed care guest speakers 
  • Contact managed care organizations (for P&T shadowing, tours, etc) 

August 

  • Host a networking event, tabling event, or introductory AMCP meeting for first year pharmacy students and current members 

September 

  • General informational meeting for all AMCP members and new students 
  • Open up P&T coordinator application and to all students  
  • Managed Care Guest Speak Event (career opportunity luncheon or meeting)  

October 

  • P&T Competition General Interest Meeting 
  • Contact speakers for P&T workshops 
  • Organize P&T teams  
  • October 16th-19th: AMCP Nexus in Dallas, Texas  

November 

  • Mock P&T Presentation 
  • P&T Competition Workshop (Drug Literature Evaluation, Budget Impact Models, Disease State presentation) 

December 

  • P&T Competition Workshops 
  • Individual team meetings 

January 

  • Host local P&T Competition 

February 

  • Managed Care Organization, Pharmaceutical Company, or PBM Tour  
  • P&T Committee Shadowing (Medicaid, Hospital, PBM) 

March 

  • Managed Care Guest Speaker Event 
  • Managed Care Residency/Fellowship Roundtable Event 

April  

  • Informational meeting about AMCP Annual Meeting  
  • AMCP Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting April 23rd-26th in Boston, MA 
  • Host networking event at AMCP conference 
  • Open up leadership applications for the following year  
 

2017 AMCP NEXUS 

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 AMCP Nexus 2017: Changing the Way We Pay for Health Care Registration Now Open! 

STUDENT PHARMACIST EVENTS @ NEXUS   

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 

9:50am – 11:20am – Student Pharmacists Session #1  – Stay Woke: Trending Opportunities in Managed Care Pharmacy for Student Pharmacists (panel discussion with those who took various routes in managed care pharmacy post graduation) 

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Student Pharmacist & New Practitioner Networking Reception  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 

9:50am – 11:20am – Student Pharmacists Session #2 – The Outcome of it All: The Impact and Value of Outcome-Based Contracts (Speaker: AMCP Board Member Jim Kenney) 

6:00pm – 8:00pm – 20th Annual Residency and Fellowship Showcase


We look forward to saying "Howdy" in Dallas this October!  

AMCP'S 20th ANNUAL MANAGED CARE RESIDENCY & FELLOWSHIP SHOWCASE  

Participate in the AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Showcase! 

  

The 20th Annual AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Showcase will be held in Dallas during AMCP Nexus 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

  

The AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Showcase features a forum for student pharmacists to meet one-on-one with representatives from managed care pharmacy residency and fellowship programs across the country in preparation for post graduate activities. This event provides an opportunity to promote your program to potential candidates and foster new relationships and exchange valuable information! 

  

AMCP welcomes all managed care post-graduate, residency or fellowship programs' participation in the Showcase. There is no cost to participate in the Showcase and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate, please see the AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Showcase Prospectus. 

  

For more information, please visit the AMCP Managed Care Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Showcase webpage. 

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT 

JUNE 2017 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 

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The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy AMCP Student Chapter hosted a Networking Event titled; Network Network and Network Some More in April. The purpose of the event was to provide a relaxed environment for AMCP members to interact with professionals to build their professional network. Over 30 individuals from PBMs, Industry, Consulting and students attended the event. The event was structured to allow students and professionals to interact freely to provide a natural atmosphere to cultivate mentorships. AMCP University of Minnesota Chapter would like to thank all the professionals and students that attended in making the Networking Event a success. 

MAY 2017 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 

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The AMCP Foundation Annual P&T Competition gives students the opportunity to develop skills in formulary management. This past year, the University of Washington team was selected as one of eight finalists, and placed 2nd in the overall competition. Below are some helpful tips from the University of Washington team as they reflect on their journey the past year. 

  

What was the most challenging aspect of P&T, and how did your group handle it? The most challenging part is juggling P&T, school, work and other extracurricular activities. It's important to start early, and highlight the strengths of each team member. In that way, you can allocate work efficiently. 

Since it is a team competition, what advice do you have for making sure you have a good team? For a national team, the competition can span about 5 months, which makes it the most extensive competition in pharmacy school. That is why it's so crucial to form a team with people who are not only capable, but also people you enjoy working with, because you will be spending day and night with them. 

Any advice you have for future pharmacy students that are interested in participating? If possible, try to interview a patient with the disease state and/or a physician who manages the disease to get an understanding of the struggles for medication access etc. Also, your main proposal needs to follow a story line, so all the evidence in your monograph and presentation has to come back to your ultimate proposal. 

  

Congratulations again to Nina Kim, Derek Louie, Andrew Nguyen, and Iris To at the University of Washington! 

For more information about P&T Competition and participating check out the AMCP Foundation P&T Website. 

  

UPCOMING CHAPTER DEADLINES 

 

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS & ADVISORS: CHAPTER SURVEYS ARE DUE JUNE 30TH 

Please complete the Annual AMCP Chapter Survey which was sent out on June 13th. Deadline is Friday, June 30th. 

POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JULY 11TH 

Student/Resident/Fellow Nonreviewed: This category is only available for students, residents, or fellows as defined below. These nonreviewed abstracts usually reflect projects where data are not available at time of submission but may be available at the time of the conference. The first author must be a student pharmacist, graduate student, resident, or fellow. Student abstracts are not printed in the JMCP abstracts supplement.* 

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 

Remember to report your chapter's activities throughout the year. AMCP will share chapter projects via e-links and other portals throughout the school year. 

  

Chapter activities can be submitted using this link:  http://www.amcp.org/chapteractivity/