Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are interested in health issues in underserved communities. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, education, and social environment of minority communities.
National Organization Website: https://snpha.org/
SNPhA: Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I join SNPhA?
Join SNPhA at the annual Senate Carnival or Fall Festival. Members may also join by attending our information session in August or any general body meeting. Look out for specific information via email in the Fall on how to pay dues and register for SNPhA.
- How much are dues?
Dues are $50 per year. This money covers both local and national membership.
What are my responsibilities as a member?
In order to remain active, members must attend most monthly general body meetings. Full semester students must earn 10 points per semester by participating in SNPhA events. Students on immersion must earn 6 points.
- How much of a time commitment is SNPhA?
SNPhA offers a range of events varying in time. The specific time commitment depends on a member’s level of involvement. Most members spend at least 10 hours with SNPhA per semester. A large number of events are held during common hour between noon and 1:00 PM to allow for ease of attendance.
- What happens at SNPhA’s meetings?
In the first 20 minutes we discuss the previous month’s highlights, recognize outstanding members, and present upcoming events. During the last 30 minutes of the meeting, we have a guest speaker who presents information about their experiences or informs students of relevant information pertaining to pharmacy careers post-graduation.
- What would I benefit from being a part of SNPhA?
Members will have the opportunity to serve underserved patient populations, have countless opportunities to develop professionally, and have opportunities to learn about initiatives that impact the community. You will also have the opportunity to network with SNPhA members throughout the country at Regional and National Conferences.
- SNPhA Speed Networking
- Professional Development Workshops
- Drug Take-Back Day
- Annual Chronic Kidney Disease Panel
- Social Media Awareness Activities
- Opportunities to work with students from UNC’s health professional schools through the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) collaborations
- Health screenings at barbershops, community pharmacies, and homeless shelters
- Vaccination events
- Networking opportunities with other pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists through conferences and nationally hosted competitions
- Awareness and educational events in the community
The SNPhA Speed Networking Event is held annually and consists of a number of pharmacists who practice in a variety of areas. Students have the opportunity to meet and interact with pharmacists to learn about their paths in pharmacy and ask questions in a relaxed environment.
Monthly, SNPhA hosts blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at local barbershops, community pharmacies, and homeless shelters. Members are able to work one on one with patients to provide helpful health information.
Our Annual Chronic Kidney Disease Panel features a panel of patients with chronic kidney disease who have offered to share their experiences of living with CKD.
Drug Take-Back Day encourages the community to dispose of drugs with the goal of limiting medication abuse. Through this, SNPhA members play a direct role in controlling improper medication usage and preventing overdoses in our local community.
Ashley Gleaton, Class of 2023
Sissy Owusu-Addo, Class of 2023
Sahaana Veeravalli, Class of 2024
Donna Wesslen, Class of 2024
Emily Hardy, Class of 2024
Pharmacy Council Representative
Maggie Fogle, Class of 2024
Public Relations Liasion
Noora Hashim, Class of 2023
Cat Liu, Class of 2024
Dr. Michael Jay and Dr. Jessica Greene
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