Introduction to the Postgraduate Initiative
What are the goals of the Postgraduate Initiative?
- To promote scientific research among peers.
- To increase communication and interaction among postgraduate members.
- To establish collaborative relationships between members and postgraduate leaders.
- To increase awareness and to make available postgraduate related resources, tools and opportunities.
Who oversees the Postgraduate Initiative?
- The Postgraduate Initiative is driven by the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee.
Who does the Postgraduate Initiative benefit?
- Reduced membership dues
- Discounted registration to the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition
- Opportunity to present research and to compete for the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Best Paper Award
- Opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues across the country
- Opportunity to serve on an APhA-APRS Committee
- Opportunity to serve in elected and non-elected leadership positions
- Serve as Academy Delegate in the APhA House of Delegates and speak on the role of science and research in the pharmacy profession
Why should postgraduate members attend the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition?
- The Postgraduate Initiative offers unique programming for postgraduate members during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. One such event includes the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Forum. This is also where the Postgraduate Best Paper Award is announced.
- Detailed information on the postgraduate related sessions and events can be accessed on the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition website: https://aphameeting.pharmacist.com/
- For questions related to the Postgraduate Initiative, elected and non-elected member volunteer opportunities within the Academy and the APhA-APRS Postgraduate Advisory Committee, please contact APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer Tony Olson ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.