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Student Programming

The Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in the world. Last year’s Midyear meeting attracted over 6,000 student pharmacists. Whether you are just entering pharmacy school or about to graduate, you will find a wealth of programming and activities designed just for you. Use the links below to find all the information you need to maximize your experience at the Midyear meeting.

Events & Resources for Student Attendees:


Saturday, December 7
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Clinical Skills Competition Semi-Final Round (closed session)
Sunday, December 8  
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Group meetings (by invitation only)
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Career Pharm’s PPS Opening Day
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. SSHP Leaders Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Student Advocacy Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session with Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mysteries of the Match
1:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Clinical Skills Competition Final Round Presentations
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PhORCAS
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Effective CV and Self Marketing
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Student Society Showcase
Monday, December 9
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CareerPharm’s PPS
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Student Poster Session
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Program 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Career Pearls: Days in the Lives of Health-System Pharmacists
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Student Poster Session
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residency Showcase
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fundamental Strategies to Secure a Residency: Getting a Head Start as a P1-P3
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. What to Do When the Unexpected Happens
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Student Poster Session
Tuesday, December 10
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SSHP Faculty Advisor Breakfast Workshop
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CareerPharm’s PPS
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Residency Showcase
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Research Fundamentals Session 
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Student Poster Session
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Program 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Student Poster Session
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residency Showcase
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Personal Financial Management
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Workforce Well-Being and Resilience
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Sensitivity
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Clinical Pearls for Students
 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
 Students' Night Out
Wednesday, December 11
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 Wednesday Morning Conversation with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.  Exhibit Program

Saturday, December 7

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clinical Skills Competition Semi-Final Round
(Closed session)
Sponsored by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation and supported by Wolters Kluwer Health division
It’s the battle of the best and brightest. Winning teams from the Preliminary Round (school-level) competitions at each college of pharmacy will compete in the semi-final round at the national level, showcasing their clinical skills and knowledge.

Sunday, December 8

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Pharmacy Student Forum Advisory Group Meetings
(Closed session by invitation only)

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Career Pharm’s PPS Opening Day

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
SSHP Leaders Workshop
Are you a current officer or emerging leader in your Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP)? If so, then please plan to join other student leaders from across the nation to network, and hear best practices from fundraising to programming and more.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Student Advocacy Workshop
This session will provide an overview of the components of political advocacy, including why it is important, as well as background on key issues affecting student pharmacists.

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session
Join your fellow ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum members to kick off the Midyear meeting. This session will start with a lot of excitement as the op 10 finalist teams from the national Clinical Skills Competition are announced.

Featured Speaker: Theo Tsaousides, Ph.D., ABPP
Smashing the Brainblocks: How to overcome the 7 hidden barriers to success
Neuropsychologist Dr. Theo Tsaousides in a playful and instructive presentation reveals the brain science that differentiates dreamers from achievers. Dreamers talk about the things they want to do, achievers get them done. Dr. Theo will show you the 7 ways in which your brain blocks you from achieving your goals, and how you can free yourself from these dream-killing barriers.  Learn how to build confidence, boost your creativity, and pave your way into the league of achievers.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mysteries of the Match
Are you interested in a residency but afraid of the Match? Don’t be! Come learn how the pharmacy residency matching service works, learn strategies to successfully navigate through the Match, and get tips on what to do if you don’t match. Dispel the rumor suggesting the Match is a scary process.

1:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Clinical Skills Competition Final Round Presentations
Sponsored by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation and Supported by Wolters Kluwer Health division

It’s the battle of the best and brightest. On Saturday, winning teams from the preliminary round (school-level) competitions at each college of pharmacy competed in the Semi-Final Round at the national level, showcasing their clinical skills and knowledge. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a champion in your pharmacy school or maybe even at the Clinical Skills Competition next year, check out the Final Round presentations from the Top 10 finalist teams. You are invited to stop in as an observer and get a good idea of what it takes to be a national finalist in the Clinical Skills Competition and enjoy the range of presentations at this inspiring and impressive session. Stick around following the presentations for the case review with the national case writer.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PhORCAS
Learn about the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and how it will save you time in the residency application process. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions about this service.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Effective CV Writing and Self Marketing
Getting ready to enter the pharmacy workforce? Before you know it, potential employers will start requesting your CV. Get real-world advice on how to market your skills effectively. Learn important tips about preparing your CV, market yourself effectively, and how to avoid common mistakes.

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
Be inspired and motivated to take action in achieving your personal and professional career goals. Panelists of pharmacy leaders will provide examples of how to successfully learn and incorporate skills including work-life integration, emotional intelligence, self-assessment, and mentor-coach-sponsor relationships.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Student Society Showcase
Please join us for an evening to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our ASHP student leaders. Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHPs) will spotlight their achievements in the annual Student Society Showcase. Take this opportunity to learn about best practices from SSHPs across the nation and find out how you can adapt their successful events on your campus. 

Monday, December 9

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers when you present a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Session & Keynote

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Program

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Career Pearls: Days in the Lives of Health-System Pharmacists
Undecided about your career path? From clinical to management, informatics to ambulatory care — the options seem endless. Hear from pharmacists who work in varying aspects of hospital and health-system pharmacy practice to learn more about what a day-in-the-life is like. Take away information about careers you have interest in but never took the time to learn about. You may even find something you never knew existed.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Poster Session

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Residency Showcase

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fundamental Strategies to Secure a Residency: Getting a Head Start as P1-P3
In the tough competition for postgraduate positions, how can you stand out? After this presentation, you will have fundamental tips, a timeline, and answers to some of the questions you may have, including the following: When do I start planning my residency search strategy? How can I set up a plan and task list to keep myself on target for success as early as a P1 student? How can I excel in the interview process? You will receive candid advice and guidance that will be directly applicable to your hunt for a postgraduate residency or fellowship. You will be able to follow an outline of what you will need to do as a student during the P1 to P3 years to successfully prepare yourself for the residency or fellowship application process. There is no ultimate guarantee of securing a postgraduate training program. However, session presenter Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D., BCPP, along with another colleague put together a course that helped students achieve an 83% residency acceptance rate, compared to the national average of 60% in the most recent Match, making this one of the most successful residency preparation programs in the nation.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
What to Do When the Unexpected Happens 
This session will discuss strategies for achieving your personal and professional career goals when unexpected seem to derail you.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Student Poster Session

Tuesday, December 10

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
SSHP Faculty Advisor Breakfast Workshop
(Closed session by invitation only)

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Residency Showcase

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Research Fundamentals Session

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Student Poster Session

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit Program

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Poster Session

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Residency Showcase

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Personal Financial Management
The days of living off student loans and fast food are coming to an end. You are entering the real world of working professionals — and the real world of mortgages, debt, bills, and investment opportunities. This session will help you manage your finances and learn strategies to help you handle your current responsibilities while planning for the future.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Workforce Well-Being and Resilience
The healthcare workforce is reporting alarming rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and poor work-life balance leading to clinician burnout. At the individual clinician level, it presents as emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a low sense of accomplishment. At the healthcare system level, it is associated with medical errors and loss of productivity. This presentation will frame the problem of burnout as both a patient care and healthcare workforce problem and introduce attendees to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinical Well-Being and Resilience.  ASHP is a sponsor of this Action Collaborative and working to identify mechanisms that support and ensure a thriving and stable pharmacy workforce,

3:15 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Sensitivity
This session will guide students through various scenarios they may encounter throughout their career to demonstrate the need for awareness and understanding of diverse populations. 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clinical Pearls for Students
Based on the popular Clinical Pearls session for practicing pharmacists, this session is custom-tailored for a student audience. Come hear the valuable lessons learned as new practitioners share clinical pearls that can help you prepare for residency training or entering practice.

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Students' Night Out
LIGHT Nightclub located in Mandalay Bay
Party with a purpose! Join pharmacy students from across the country for a fun night out. Students will have exclusive access from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You must be 21 years or older with proper ID and ASHP meeting badge to enter. Shuttle service will not be provided.

Wednesday, December 11

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CareerPharm’s Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Program

Student Housing Information

We set aside rooms at the following hotels for students. Reservations will be accepted by Orchid.Events, ASHP's only official housing company, on a first-come, first-served basis until November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first. Book today for the best rates and selection available and to take advantage of the exclusive ASHP benefits, such as complimentary in-room internet access, no resort fees (up to a $39 per day savings)**, complimentary shuttle service to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for 6 days (non-stop service provided from the MGM Grand and The Signature at MGM Grand), protection in the event the hotel oversells its rooms, peace of mind that you booked in an official ASHP hotel, and more. **Resort fee of $35 per night is optional at The Cosmopolitan. Guestroom internet is included.

Hotels:


Park MGM, formerly the Monte Carlo (Las Vegas' newest hotel in the heart of the Strip)
MGM Grand (Co-Headquarters Hotel)
Excalibur Hotel
Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms
New York-New York