Student Pharmacist Center
Welcome to the AMCP Student Pharmacist Center!
The Student Pharmacist Center is a great introduction to learn more about managed care pharmacy and career opportunities available in this field. This page contains some resources to get you started, but I encourage you to explore the remaining resources available from AMCP to learn more about managed care and how that can be communicated to an AMCP student chapter.
What is Managed Care Pharmacy?
Managed care pharmacy is the practice of applying evidence-based medication use strategies that enhance population health outcomes while optimizing health care cost and resource utilization. More simply put, managed care pharmacy couples clinical and economic evidence to improve the delivery of healthcare across entire populations. Examples of these practices include Medication Therapy Management, Prescribing Drug Monitoring Programs, Drug Utilization Review, and Utilization Management Strategies such as prior authorizations, quantity limits, and step therapy. Over time, pharmacists have continued to play an ever-expanding role in patient care and health management. This has ensured we are well-positioned to apply our clinical knowledge and optimize patient outcomes through the tools listed above. For more information about professional opportunities in managed care, AMCP offers managed care internships, APPE rotations, and post-graduate training.
Resources for Student Pharmacists & Chapters
AMCP provides a wide array of resources to supplement student understanding of managed care. Student pharmacists can access on-demand webinars, which cover a range of topics including managed care pharmacy, internships, professional skill development, and post-graduate preparation. Resources for student chapters include a Chapter Activation Kit, Chapter Operations Manual, Chapter E-board Toolkit, and the Student Chapter Leadership Academy. Another great resource for students and chapters alike is the annual P&T competition, which requires a collaborative effort from the student members, student leaders, faculty, and AMCP to allow that event to function properly. Not only can the P&T competition offer to learn through its goal-oriented tasks, but it is also encouraged for teams to work closely with faculty, diplomats, and industry professionals to learn key concepts. Furthermore, this provides a great way to meaningfully grow your professional network and foster strong relationships for the future. For the P&T competition, AMCP directly supplies materials including how-to instructions, activation kits, and email updates regarding the yearly competition.
Lastly, I can say firsthand that AMCP aims to place students at the forefront of their mission by providing avenues for individual success. They do this by being a resource for learning and providing chances to grow professionally, something that has truly motivated me to be more involved with AMCP. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as a student leader through the Student Pharmacist Committee and I truly believe that commitment to this organization will be beneficial for your long-term growth and development. I look forward to helping guide you throughout the year and hope to represent us well as students of AMCP. I can assure you that the members of the Student Pharmacist Committee welcome you to join us in your journey to understand managed care. Thank you for your interest in AMCP and I hope you have a robust experience.
Pharm.D. Candidate, Class of 2022
Student Pharmacist Committee Chair
Questions or have suggestions on how to improve the Student Pharmacist Center? Contact the Student Development team.