Student Programming

The Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in the world. Whether it’s your first year of pharmacy school or you're about to graduate, there’s a wealth of programming designed just for you. Use the links below to find information that will help you maximize your Midyear Clinical Meeting experience.

Events & Resources for Student Attendees

Student Educational Programming – 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Sessions with content aimed specifically for students are below; they're available on-demand unless otherwise noted:

Program
SSHP Leaders Workshop
Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session
Congrats!! You've Matched
PhORCAS: The Centralized Application System for Pharmacy Residencies
Re-Write Your Script: Tips and Tricks for Acing Your Residency Interview
Market Yourself Effectively for Residency: Improving your Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent Messaging
Just Do It: Create Your Brand
Thanks for the Feedback – The Art of Receiving Feedback…Even When You Don’t Ask For It
Student Poster Session: Tuesday, December 7 & Wednesday, December 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Power of Professional Relationships and Tips for Student Success
The Tale of Two Pharm.D.s: Finding Your Best Fit for Student Loan Repayment
Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario: When You Find Yourself Unmatched for Residency
A Roadmap for Publishable Research: How to Make the Most of Your Research Project

 

View the Session Schedule & Itinerary Planner for complete details.

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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, share, and reapply best practices from fundraising to programming.


Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session
Join your fellow ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum members to kick off the Midyear meeting. This session will feature a discussion on how to stay resilient in challenging times, and grow as a future pharmacy leader.


Congrats!! You've Matched!!
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.


Market Yourself Effectively for Residency: Improving Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent Messaging
Through this session, students will be introduced to sections of the CV that are being evaluated in the residency application review, as well as how to develop a well thought-out, but succinct, letter of intent (LOI). Throughout the presentation, examples of good and bad CVs and LOIs will be shared to demonstrate the common pitfalls harming their application with strategies to avoid them.  Attendees will be provided a letter of intent rubric that can be used when writing their own LOI to ensure they are meeting the purpose of this marketing aspect of the application.


Just Do It: Create Your Brand

Branding is everything when it comes to companies, but we are now entering a time where it is important for people to focus on their personal brand. This session will educate participants about creating their brand and how to make it stand out in a competitive pharmacy market.  By taking audience members through several "real time" quizzes, this session will provide actionable insight, best practices, and experiences on personal branding. Audience members will leave with a better understanding of elevating their brand.


Thanks for the Feedback: The Art of Receiving Feedback, Even When You Don’t Ask For It
The purpose of this session is to engage participants in understanding the significance of effective feedback. In addition, we will outline common barriers to hearing feedback that is provided and strategies to effectively utilize feedback even when it may not be delivered in desirable ways. This session will highlight strategies that will empower individuals to be accountable for improving how they receive feedback, especially when it is unsolicited or delivered in an undesirable fashion.


The Power of Professional Relationships and Tips for Student Success

Pharmacy is a small world and relationships are vital to a pharmacist’s success. There are multiple types of professional relationships, including the roles of mentor, advisor, sponsor, and coach. This session will explore the different types of professional relationships, highlighting the key differences. Examples and tips for establishing and maintaining professional relationships will be shared.


A Tale of Two Pharm.D.s: Finding Your Best Fit for Student Loan Repayment
Financial planning is an important topic facing the profession. With increasing tuition comes higher student loan debt burdens, and 2019 graduates averaged $170,000 in student loans. The purpose of this program is to show a clear path toward relieving this burden. In this session, the presenters will use a case-based approach to navigating student loan debt repayment planning. Participants will learn to identify reputable information sources and available repayment plan options, which they will evaluate for appropriateness for each of the cases presented.


Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario: When You Find Yourself Unmatched for a Residency
At the end of the 2020 match, 2281 candidates found themselves unmatched for a residency program and only 5 PGY1 programs remained unfilled.  Many candidates find themselves unmatched and unaware of how to proceed. This session will explore what happens after the match and how to create a fulfilling career path.  Topics include becoming a strong job search candidate, potential reapplication for residency, and strategies for mental health throughout the match process, including dealing with initial disappointment.


A Roadmap for Publishable Research: How to Make the Most of Your Research Project

The purpose of this session is to engage participants in understanding how they can design an effective research project and effectively integrate their project into their work assignments and schedules. Learners often struggle with setting expectations, identifying the resources that are needed, and creating timelines for their projects. The goal is to help learners by outlining strategies that can facilitate the design, implementation, and dissemination of their research needs.