Make the Most of What the Foundation Has to Offer
Check out the APhA
Foundation Student Pharmacist Scholarship Program.
What are the origins of today’s patient care
Read about how the Asheville
Project and Project
ImPACT helped prove the significance of the pharmacist in the
health care system.
Want to learn how pharmacists are working with employers to
provide better care to their employees with chronic diseases?
The Asheville Project provided an innovative way for
pharmacists to connect with those who have chronic
diseases. Similar programs have now been offered to
provide better health care to the patient, lower health care costs
for employers and provide compensation to the pharmacist. The
Foundation is working to replicate this program in ten cities across the
nation through the Diabetes Ten
Want to see what other pharmacists are doing in their
Read the practice profiles featured on the Foundation’s site to
learn from other pharmacists who have developed their site in an
How to get started in pharmacy?
graduating from an accredited school of pharmacy earn the Doctor of
Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, the only degree in the profession of
pharmacy. The PharmD degree requires four years of professional
study, following a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy study, for a
total of six academic years following high school. To learn more about
schools of pharmacy, visit the AACP website.
Need future career guidance?
Use the online
assessment tool on the American Pharmacists Association Career
Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals.
Residents & New Practitioners
Want to learn about running your own patient care service?
Practice Institute: Diabetes provides information about how to
run a diabetes clinic and how to receive reimbursement for the services
you offer. It is also a great place to network.
Interested in funding to develop your own patient care
service or enhance services already provided within a pharmacy?
Make sure you apply for our Incentive Grants
while in your residency. General grants are also available.
Who is really making a difference in health care
Check out the recipients of the Pinnacle
Awards. These awards recognize those who have made significant
contributions to the medication use process.
Community Pharmacy Residency Program:
Pharmacy Residency Program is a formal postgraduate education
and training experience. The program strives to develop creative and
innovative community pharmacists who are equipped to meet the challenges
presented by the rapidly changing health care system, the implementation
of pharmaceutical care, the explosion of drug and therapeutics
information, and the need for improved patient care. Key components of
the residency experience are the advancement of the pharmacy profession
and the discovery of new knowledge, which leads to improved patient
health outcomes. This program encourages residents to truly integrate
themselves as part of the team at a community site. The resident not
only gains experience, but also becomes a valuable learning resource for
the site and its staff through his/her fresh perspectives and insight.
To learn more about the residency programs near you, visit the APhA
Professional Training Programs:
are many professional
training programs available to pharmacists who wish to acquire
specialized knowledge. The American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) website can direct you to many forms of
Make a Difference, Support Your Foundation
Your support of the APhA Foundation helps to advance the
life-changing role of the pharmacist in health care, while improving the
quality of patient health outcomes. You have read about several of the
Foundation programs that impact the lives of thousands. These programs
are only made possible by your support. We understand that students,
residents & new practitioners incur extraordinary
financial demands, especially with the rising cost of tuition and books.
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