Health-system pharmacy is pharmacy practice in the following areas:
The most common setting for health-system pharmacists is a traditional hospital, but this could be in a rural setting or a large academic medical center, and anything in between. Another growing area is ambulatory care clinics. Here, pharmacists directly interact with patients seeking treatment for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Pharmacists working in home care and long term care focus mainly on the elderly population. They perform drug regimen reviews and monitor for medication-related problems and inappropriate therapy while interacting directly with patients and other health care professionals. Another setting that health-system pharmacists play an important role in is that of health maintenance organizations. Here, pharmacists are involved in formulary and disease state management as well as claims processing and adjudication. As faculty members at universities and academic health centers, health-system pharmacists play an active role in the education and training of future pharmacists and may also contribute to clinical research and drug development. Government positions are also available for pharmacists with opportunities in the Air Force, Army, Navy, and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Our mission is to:
Stimulate student interest in health-system pharmacy
Inform students about pertinent matters affecting the pharmacy profession
Enhance personal and professional development
Benefit the community with student-provided services
It is UI-SSHP's goal to complete these tasks and better prepare pharmacy students for a future career in health-system pharmacy.
UI-SSHP is the University of Iowa Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is a recognized student society of the national organization, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This organization exposes students to the many opportunities available to them in health-system pharmacy. It also allows pharmacy students to learn more about opportunities after graduation, such as residency programs and fellowships. Students will be exposed to ways to enhance their leadership ability, provide service to the community, and improve their networking skills.
UI-SSHP performs many activities throughout the year, such as:
The benefits of becoming a member of UI-SSHP are numerous and include:
The UI-SSHP membership drive is held in the fall. Membership dues are $55, which includes membership to UI-SSHP and the national organization, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
President: Ben Fox
President Elect: Alison Urbanski
VP of Finance: Kaya Wilson
Co-VPs of Professional Development: Jake Van Oort and Maisaa Abudagga
Co-VPs of Service: Allie Curran and Hannah Clausen
VP of Communications & Policy: Shannon Powers
Fundraising Chair: Sara Nezievic
IPA Liaison: Lauren Reist
Advisor: David Weetman