Student Pharmacist Center
Welcome to the AMCP Student Pharmacist Center!
The Student Pharmacist Center is a great place to start if you’re looking to learn more about managed care pharmacy and its vast career opportunities. I have listed a few resources below, but I encourage you to continue exploring the webpage as it contains many resources at your disposal.
What is Managed Care Pharmacy?
Managed care pharmacy is a field where clinical efficacy & cost efficacy intersect, with a goal to improve the delivery of health care from a population perspective. This definition may seem broad, but that’s because the field itself is quite robust with a wide range of opportunities for health care professionals to be key decision makers in managing health and improving the quality of care. Pharmacists are in a very unique position to make an impact on medication use by utilizing their clinical knowledge to optimize patient outcomes. AMCP has a wonderful repository of resources to help students learn more about managed care pharmacy as well as professional opportunities including internships, rotations, and post-graduate training.
Resources for Student Pharmacists & Chapters
AMCP provides a wide array of resources to help its student members gain a better understanding of managed care as a whole. Student pharmacists can take advantage of on-demand webinars, which discuss topics including an overview of managed care pharmacy, internships, and transitioning from a post-graduate career. Students and chapters alike can also utilize slide decks covering different sectors in managed care pharmacy such as drug formulary development, managed care models, and specialty pharmacy. Additionally, student chapters have various toolkit documents available to support their programming throughout the year. The Chapter E-Board Toolbox, Chapter Operations Manual, and How to Conduct a Local Pharmacy & Therapeutics Guide are a few of the many resources available for student leaders to reference.
I am very grateful for the opportunities that AMCP has provided to help my growth as a professional and leader. I wholeheartedly believe that the time spent learning through this organization would be time well invested. I am looking forward to seeing how you, our student members, will continue to grow alongside AMCP. The members of the Student Pharmacist Committee look forward to serving you and are committed to ensuring you have a comprehensive student experience.
University of Houston
Pharm.D. Candidate, Class of 2021
Student Pharmacist Committee Chair
Questions or have suggestions on how to improve the Student Pharmacist Center? Contact the Student Development team.