Class Officer Roles
Working as a class officer will allow you to assist in the planning, coordination, and documentation of events within your class and the entire college of pharmacy. As a class officer, you will have important experiences that will give you new skill sets, but more importantly, will help you build lifelong relationships with those you work with and those you work for. Becoming a class officer is a great way to get involved with this new college of pharmacy!
The Student Pharmacist Recruiting Team (SPiRiT) is comprised of individuals volunteering their time to “pay it forward” in the interest of serving prospective students. Ultimately, the SPiRiT mission is to build relationships with prospective students, their families, and key individuals by promoting the college in a positive manner and demonstrating our commitment to a nurturing and caring environment through our words and actions. SPiRiT members may serve as members of an Interview Day Team, a Communication Team, a Special Event Team and/or an Outreach Team. All members of SPiRiT work together in planning and executing new student orientation each May as well. Applications to participate in SPiRiT as a Team Leader and/or as a SPiRiT member are available each fall and require a one year commitment.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
Lipscomb started its own AMCP chapter in 2013. Managed Care is quickly becoming a growing field in pharmacy practice and is a great organization to get involved in. With health insurance plans and policies changing, the goal of managed care is to reduce costs and improve quality of care. We meet monthly to learn about new opportunities, discuss service project ideas, and teach others about managed care and insurance. AMCP's Mission Statement: To empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Kappa Psi is the largest pharmaceutical fraternity in the world! Our Chapter, Epsilon Lambda, was officially chartered on May 2, 2010. There are many opportunities for leadership within Kappa Psi. The Chapter has the following Officers: Regent, Vice Regent, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Chaplain. Chapter members also have the opportunity to serve on one of the many committees the Chapter organizes to handle matters such as social, scholarship, service, risk management, legislative, etc. Each of these committees has a Chair, which is a Chapter member chosen by the Regent. The Chapter has participated in both service and social activities. Some of the service events include Treats for Troops drive, cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, beautification at Radnor Lake, working with the Adopt-a-Highway program. For social events, we have attended Predator's games, held an annual formal, put on LUCOP's Got Talent, hosted the annual Hygeia Bowl in flag football, and had Family Olympics competing for titles in yard games.
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society
This is a honorary/leadership fraternity dedicated to recognizing student pharmacists (and faculty) for their leadership and dedication to promoting the college and the advancement of the profession. You can apply for membership after you have completed your first year of the PharmD program as long as you maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Student Pharmacist Government Association (SPGA)
SPGA is committed to serving the student body with a primary goal of enhancing your pharmacy experience here at LUCOP. From unfair exam questions to general requests, SPGA will work on your behalf to get the problem solved. SPGA consists of organizational presidents, class presidents, and the student body officers (president, vice president, secretary, parliamentarian). As a member of SPGA, attendance to our monthly meetings is required. SPGA officers strive to represent LUCOP in a professional manner and serve as an example to upcoming classes. SPGA is a great way to enhance your leadership skills and to get involved in your future at LUCOP.
Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists (TSSP)
Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists (TSSP) is the branch of the Tennessee Pharmacists' Association (TPA) that is dedicated to student pharmacists. TSSP is unique because it is the only organization that is comprised of students from all 5 pharmacy schools in the state of Tennessee. There are many levels of involvement in TSSP, including member, delegate, and member-at-large. In conjunction with the TSSP Annual Meeting and TPA MidYear Meeting, the student pharmacists and faculty from the 5 Tennessee schools participated in a Legislative Health Fair at the Capitol. We had blood pressure screenings and provided information on Medication Therapy Management and Immunizations. Many student pharmacists had opportunities to talk to the Speaker of the House and several senators.
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
Lipscomb's CPFI chapter is an organization that that focuses on community service and growing together in Christ with our fellow classmates. We meet monthly to listen to speakers, plan service projects, and come together in fellowship -- and with a great lunch provided! CPFI's Mission Statement: "We are a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. Our mission is to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy."
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists student chapter was brought to Lipscomb in 2012. This organization provides student pharmacists the opportunity to explore nontraditional PharmD roles. Members are also given the chance to attend the National Meeting each fall. The chapter is advised by Dr. Susan Mercer. AAPS has monthly meetings and service opportunities.
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Delta Chi is a professional pharmacy fraternity that was founded in 1883 at the University Of Michigan College Of Pharmacy. The Gamma Omega chapter at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy was founded on April 4, 2014, and we have participated in social, service, and fundraiser events. Phi Delta Chi develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers. Phi Delta Chi strives to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals.
The Society's vision is to achieve universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy. As a community of scholars, the Society will instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession. The Mission of the Society is to encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement and foster fellowship among its members. Further, the Society encourages high standards of conduct and character and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.
Mission Statement: NCPA is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy. We are committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve. We believe in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will do all we can to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete in a free and fair marketplace. We will utilize our resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner. It is an exciting time to be an independent community pharmacist. Our student NCPA is excited to be a newer organization on campus with lots of room for new ideas and new membership. Our focuses for the upcoming year will include understanding the changes in insurance reimbursements and what we can do to alleviate the losses while also providing the best patient care. We are also excited about collaborating with wholesaler Morris & Dickson. Morris & Dickson has been providing independent pharmacies a great wholesaler experience since 1841. We have been in contact with M & D to take a trip to their Shreveport, LA location and see the ins and outs of what it takes to be a nationally recognized wholesaler.
American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
APhA – ASP encourages student pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about the pharmacy profession and its role within society. Also, APhA - ASP encourages the development of student pharmacists into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals by providing opportunities to develop leadership capabilities by holding chapter-elected offices, APhA-elected offices, or by being appointed to a APhA-ASP Standing Committee. Currently, APhA-ASP holds one general meeting every month to inform the members of the ongoing and upcoming events and opportunities for involvement. There are various leadership opportunities available in this chapter. At the executive level in APhA-ASP LUCOP there are 7 leadership positions: President, Vice President, Membership Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Historian/Publicist, SPAN coordinator, and ISPF Liaison. Other leadership opportunities in APhA-ASP LUCOP include: Operation Immunization committee chair, Operation Diabetes committee chair, Operation Heart Committee chair, Operation Heartburn Committee Chair, Generation Rx Committee Chair, and a P1 and P4 Class Liaison. As the college progresses, we look forward to adding more leadership roles in this chapter.