Student Michigan Pharmacists Association (SMPA) is an affiliated chapter of MPA, representing students at Michigan's three colleges of pharmacy in Michigan: Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Congratulations on starting your career as a pharmacist on the right foot with SMPA membership. As an SMPA member, we’ll keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the pharmacy world so you can focus on what’s really important: getting your degree!
If you have any questions about SMPA, please contact MPA Membership Development Manager Spencer Higgins at (517) 377-0259 or MPA Chief Operations Officer and staff liaison Dianne Malburg at (517) 377-0223.
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After surviving four years of pharmacy school (you can do it!), don’t think that we forget about you. Once you graduate, MPA offers FREE membership through the end of your graduation year. MPA also offers exclusive New Practitioner discounts to recently graduated SMPA members for up to five years after graduation. Student membership is important, but once you graduate, MPA membership is critical to your success as a pharmacist!
Student Pharmacist Executive Council
Established in 2012 after an amendment to the MPA Bylaws was approved, the Student Pharmacist Executive Council communicates actions of the Association to students at each college of pharmacy. The group also communicates the will of the students at each college to the MPA Executive Board, promotes engagement of students in the Association, and promotes community service with the collaborative participation of student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.
The Council consists of three students from each college of pharmacy in Michigan. The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the other representatives serving on the Council. In addition, the chairman serves as a voting member of the MPA Executive Board.
If you have any questions regarding the Student Pharmacist Executive Council, please contact Dianne Malburg, MPA staff liaison at (517) 377-0223.
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The cost of your education depends on where you enroll, distance to your hometown and the extent to which public dollars are used to support the pharmacy institution. Whether you're researching pharmacy education, or already enrolled as a student, utilize the links below for information on ways to help fund your education.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school’s APhA - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to become leaders for the profession of pharmacy, as demonstrated by involvement in school and community activities and academic performance. Visit the APhA Foundation website for more information on their scholarship program.
Michigan Colleges of Pharmacy