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Student Programming

The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition is the largest meeting of pharmacy professionals in the world. Every year pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy technicians both nationally and internationally, connect and network.

This year, the ASHP Midyear experience will continue to bring people together to network, learn, and explore professional, career and training opportunities virtually. 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 ASHP Midyear meeting. Keep checking back as more resources will continue to be posted.

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Resources for Student Attendees

Student Programming at a Glance


Student Programming Descriptions

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.


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: Meagan Johnson, Generational Expert, Speaker, and Author
Meagan is known as a “Generational Humorist” and has educated through entertainment since 1998. Over the span of Meagan’s speaking career as a Business Owner, Professional Speaker, and Author, she tackles the generational challenges, myths, and misunderstandings head-on. Through her own experience, in-depth research and program customization, Meagan knows that each generation has differences and strengths that go beyond mere age and appearance. She has interviewed and researched thousands of employees and managers from a wide variety of industries and is known as the leading authority helping organizations understand generational differences resulting in reduced employee turnover, increased engagement, and creating organizational loyalty.


Congrats!! You 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.


PhORCAS: The Centralized Application System for Pharmacy Residencies
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.


Interviewing Skills and Strategies for Students
Getting ready to enter the pharmacy workforce? Before you know it, you will have a number of interviews lined up for post-graduate training opportunities or your first job. Get real-world advice on how to market your skills effectively, present yourself in a professional demeanor, and how to avoid common mistakes.


Networking Tips You Didn't Hear in School 
You have probably heard that pharmacy is a small world and networking is key to your professional success. But does the thought of networking cause anxiety? Learn how to successfully navigate and build a professional network that will help you reach your career goals.


Student Society Showcase
Please join us 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.


Navigating Post-Graduate Training Opportunities
The pharmacy profession provides you with an opportunity to explore a vast array of career opportunities. If you are considering post-graduate training but are not sure where to begin, this is the session for you. Learn about what options you have post-graduation to mark the beginning of your professional journey.


Steer Your Career into Gear: Creating Your Road Map for Professional Development
What comes after graduation? How do you plan for a successful career path? Find out by building a road map for your professional future as a new graduate, a new practitioner, and beyond. Get the tools to create a long-term plan for your professional success.


Strategies for Success: Preparing Candidates for the Residency Application and Interview Season
Are you interested in pursuing a pharmacy residency post-graduation? The preparation for a successful match begins early in your pharmacy training years. Learn how to best prepare for the residency application process and how to navigate the upcoming interview season.


Defusing the Financial Bomb: Incorporating Financial Wellness in Your Arsenal
Financial planning can be a confusing and stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us in this session to learn more about how to prepare and position yourself for financial success.


Personal Branding with a Pharmacy Twist
Have you heard of personal branding? Learn about how to build a professional image both in-person and on social media. Explore strategies for increasing your professional engagement and making lasting connections.


Am I Competitive? How to Shape Up for the Residency Process
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.