APhA-APRS Postgraduate Initiative
Postgraduate members receive benefits such as: reduced membership dues, discounted APhA Annual Meeting fees, opportunities for networking and social events, opportunities for leadership positions and committee involvement, opportunity to present research at the APhA Annual Meeting, compete for the Postgraduate Best Paper Award, and speak for the role of science in the pharmacy profession.
The goals of the Postgraduate Initiative are to promote scientific research among peers, to increase communication and interaction among postgraduate members, and to establish collaborative relationships within APhA as well as with other pharmacy organizations. The Postgraduate Initiative is driven by the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee.
Resources for Prospective Postgrads:
- Colleges and universities offering postgraduate opportunities - AACP provided information
- Postgraduate education FAQs: Residencies & research fellowships and graduate school in pharmaceutical research & science
- Choosing the right grad school for you
- Shedding light on five common grad school misconceptions
- The road less traveled: PharmD postgraduate paths
- How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students (2011). Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan.
- Belcher, WL. Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers, 2009.
- Happell B. Hitting the target! A no tears approach to writing an abstract for a conference presentation. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2007; 16 : 447–452.
- Christensen NB, et al. How to write titles and abstracts for readers. International Journal of Urology 2009; 16: 2–3.
- Rosenfeldt FL, et al. How to write a paper for publication. Heart, Lung and Circulation 2000; 9: 82‐87.
Academic Fellowships and Grants:
- American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral and faculty development fellowships
Past APhA-APRS Postgraduate Forums:
2014: Building Better Bridges: Strategies for Successful Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research
2013: Is that your final question? Selecting and refining great research questions
2012: Writing and publishing insights from the clinician, researcher, and editor perspectives
2011: Show me the funding: Help for new investigators
2010: Beyond graduation: Discovering your career possibilities
Please contact APhA Staff Margaret Tomecki for more information regarding the APhA Postgraduate Initiative.