New Student Organization 

By Elaine Nguyen, PharmD, MHA  

 In November 2021, the AUHS student body formed its first pharmacy professional organization, APhA-ASP CPhA. AUHS School of Pharmacy’s three student representatives (P3 Thuy Do, P2 Jennifer Nguyen, and P1 Mary Morcos) have worked diligently with the California Pharmacists Association team (CPhA) to establish the local chapter. AUHS APhA-ASP/CPhA is now a recognized student chapter nationwide, with Dr. Elaine Nguyen as the chapter faculty advisor. 

 On November 24, 2021, the student chapter held its first info session to speak about the largest pharmacy association representing pharmacists, benefits of being a student member, networking opportunities, events, and how to gain leadership opportunities. As of January 2022, there are 26 student members in the chapter, and it is continuing to grow. Students will be holding their first board elections in February 2022.  

 To get updates on what exciting things the chapter and students are doing, visit 


P3 Thuy Do put together the CPhA pins and a handy pocket guide to mail out to current student members as a token of appreciation. There is still time for students who are interested in joining to receive these wonderful gifts! 

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