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Woster research an awardee in Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures funding; fast-track research focused on developing a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment at MUSC could lead to human clinical trials in as few as three years.
The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.
MUSC pharmacy students immersed themselves in compounding during a special boot camp on campus February 23-24. Twenty-seven students participated in the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Boot Camp, an intensive two-day session that furthered their compounding training.
The MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Ambassador Program was a big part of the fall recruiting campaign, in which the College was represented at formal recruitment events at Clemson, UGA, Furman, USC, North Carolina State, the Atlanta University Center and many more. Contact Abby Grady for information.
The 2018 Medisca Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition winners are Meghan White, Zach Posey and Ryan Rosenblatt. The team will go on to represent MUSC in the eighth annual national competition, held March 17-18, which includes a practical lab, a Q-and-A, a presentation and a compounding challenge.
Student organizations are a great way to get involved.
The organizations are voluntary and can provide additional networking, education, entertainment and a sense of community outside classes. Each organization is an affiliate or chapter of a national organization and provides its own unique perspective and opportunities. The student organization network is managed through the Student Government Association, which also acts as liaison with the University. Student organization events include social gatherings, community outreach, networking opportunities, fundraisers, educational seminars and other activities.
The Medical University of South Carolina also offers ways for students to get involved in volunteer opportunities, cultural projects, intramural sports, wellness works and many other activities. MUSC Gives Back presents opportunities for students to learn about the community, provide needed services and to document their individual efforts in support of area projects.
The MUSC College of Pharmacy has student chapters of the following national pharmacy organizations:
The mission of the College of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy is to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in various health systems; and to encourage membership and participation in the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as a student and upon graduation.
The mission of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, and to envision and actively promote the future of pharmacy. APhA-ASP has played a key role in helping students navigate through pharmacy school, explore careers in pharmacy, and connect with others in the profession.
The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members.
The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.
Student Government Association:
The membership of the Student Government Association is leadership from all student organizations, as well as Class Officers and University delegates. The SGA provides organization to the many events, both social and professional, for the student body.
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is a worldwide ministry of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice.
Our Mission is to:
Provide fellowship among like-minded professionals
Challenge and promote spiritual growth
Encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy
Encourage evangelism and the integration of faith into practice, and
Provide support and opportunity for service in both home and foreign missions.
Founded in 1921, Kappa Epsilon has had an important impact on the profession of pharmacy for over 80 years through supporting personal and professional development, providing networking opportunities, promoting pharmacy as a career, and participating in various breast cancer awareness efforts. Currently, there are 37 collegiate chapters and 10 alumni chapters across the United States.
The Phi Delta Chi Fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy, it is a lifelong experience, promoting scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers.
SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions.
The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community.
The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the Society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Since membership crosses fraternal and organizational lines, the Society does not compete with other pharmacy organizations.
Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership. Members are selected by peer recognition. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one’s peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.
The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 pharmacies. The nation’s community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and regional chains dispense nearly half of the nation’s retail prescription medications.