Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits
Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer
Thinking about joining a professional pharmacy association? Beyond free publications, networking and leadership opportunities — all standard benefits of association membership — these groups can offer valuable, career-specific
No matter what your specialty, there’s likely an association for it. Consider the following organizations in your quest for career resources:
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
This professional society is for pharmacists working in managed healthcare environments.
Member benefits include: Continuing education, conference discounts, residency programs and access to an online career center.
Fees: Professional annual membership fees are from $240 to $440. Resident and student fees range from $35 to $85 annually.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
This organization represents the interests of pharmacy education and educators.
Member benefits include: Educational opportunities and eligibility for prestigious industry awards.
Fees: Annual dues are $100. Students, residents and fellows can join for $15.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
This professional and scientific society is for practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, fellows and others committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy and patient pharmacotherapy.
Member benefits include: The ability to tap into research forums and home and online educational opportunities.
Fees: Annual membership dues are $215 for practitioners and $35 for students and $75 for residents or fellows.
American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP)
This organization supports independent pharmacists who serve veterinarians.
Member benefits include: Access to the Research & Education Resource Center, which is home to the ACVP National Training Center. The Center provides technical and professional information to help pharmacists develop and strengthen their practices.
Fees: $1,395 to join; annual dues are $500 thereafter.