AMCP 2021 is the Place to be for Student Pharmacists!


AMCP invites student pharmacists to explore the many educational, networking, and career-building facets of AMCP 2021. Check out the AMCP 2021 programs developed specifically for student pharmacists and those who guide them.

*All times are Eastern Time (ET)

1. Student Networking Session:
Careers in Managed Care Pharmacy Roundtable Chat

Tuesday, April 13 | 12:30-1:30pm

Join members of the School of Pharmacy Relations Committee for an informal round table discussion on various career paths in managed care pharmacy.

2. Student Pharmacist Session (SP1)

Thursday, April 15 | 11am-Noon

A Student Pharmacist's Guide to Value Assessment Frameworks - This session will provide a review of value assessment frameworks, including the benefits and potential concerns of using these frameworks in clinical decision-making.

3. Student Leadership Academy: Preparing Your Personal Branding and Elevator Pitch

Thursday, April 15 | 1:30-3:45pm

Now that you’ve decided managed care pharmacy is likely a good career path for you, it’s time to market and brand yourself! Your personal brand gives you the opportunity to sell yourself and develop a professional identity. Regardless of your career path, personal branding is the way people perceive you and helps shape their views on your characteristics, abilities and skills. Branding includes components such as a resume, a cover letter and an elevator pitch, which is the focus of our session. An elevator pitch is a short persuasive speech, typically 30 seconds or less, that is used to spark interest. This student session will give you the essential tools to create your personal brand as well as provide you the structure to develop an effective elevator pitch.

  • Determine your role in the managed care pharmacy field along with your aspirations for the coming years
  • Share your experiences to gain a better understanding of your personal brand
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the process of constructing and delivering an elevator pitch

Anne Libby, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus | Department of Emergency Medicine

The Student Leadership Academy will be open to all students during AMCP2021. This event provides student members with an opportunity to learn about professional development skills and learn from their peers on successful events at their schools. The agenda and more details for this program will be added soon.

Click here to submit a Chapter Turn-Key Project to present at the Student Leadership Academy.

4. Students and New Practitioners Networking Event: The Virtual Feud!

Thursday, April 15 | 5:30-6:30pm

Student pharmacists & new practitioners are invited to join us for a Virtual Feud, a game based on the hit gameshow Family Feud. Teams compete virtually, head-to-head trying to guess the most popular answers to various survey questions all at the same time. Complete with authentic classic visuals, sound effects and music – survey says – this is a fun, activity you won’t want to miss!

5. AMCP Foundation 21st Annual P&T Competition Finals

Friday, April 16 | 12:00 – 3:00pm   

Which pharmacy schools will capture the third place, second place, and first place awards in the 2021 National P&T Competition?  Join us from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on Friday, April 16, during AMCP 2021 to find out!  You’ll view mock P&T Committee presentations from the three top-scoring student pharmacist teams and watch as they participate in a live question-and-answer session with AMCP Foundation’s national judges.  This session is open to all meeting attendees who want to become more familiar with formulary management or see how future managed care pharmacy leaders evaluate a recently approved drug for the treatment of insomnia.  Come cheer on the teams and learn more about the P&T Competition. 

Genentech, Inc. is the lead sponsor for the P&T Competition.  Additional thanks to partners Supernus Pharmaceuticals and FormularyDecisions/AMCP eDossiers.  Special thanks to Eisai, Inc. for use of the dossier for DAYVIGO™ (lemborexant) CIV tablets for this competition. 

  2021 National Finalists: 

  • Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy 
  • University of Michigan College of Pharmacy 
  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy 
  • University of Utah College of Pharmacy 
  • Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

First-place team will be announced at 3 pm during the Specialty Pipeline and Forecasts session. 

6. AMCP Foundation Best Poster Competition

Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 | 1:00 – 2:30pm  

The virtual Best Poster Competition recipients will be announced during AMCP 2021. Awards are given in two categories: Best Poster by a Student Pharmacist and Best Poster by a Resident or Fellow. 

The Best Poster Competition is supported by CVS Health. 

7. AMCP Foundation Virtual 5K for the Future

Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16 

Run or walk at your own pace, in your own space! Join the virtual 5K and post your journey on social using #AMCPFdn and #AMCP2021 to win prizes! Register by March 29 to get your swag in the mail by AMCP 2021. Team competition is encouraged. Join the 1990 Club Team!

Be sure to join us for Coach’s Corner from 12:30 – 1 pm on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 for pre-race and race day tips!

Thank you to our 5K sponsors, Johnson & Johnson and Alkermes.  

8. 2020 AMCP Foundation Intern Posters

Tuesday, April 13 - Thursday, April 14 | 1:00 – 2:30pm  

The 2020 cohort of AMCP Foundation Summer Interns capstone research projects will be available during AMCP 2021.Thank you to our funding partners, host sites, preceptors, virtual preceptors, intern selection juries, alumni participating in the intern exchange and the many AMCP members who support our efforts to provide immersive educational experiences to student pharmacists.