The Utah Student Pharmacist Alliance is an umbrella organization that directly and indirectly represents all of our professional student organizations at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. It is entirely student run and yearly elections are held. The purpose of the Utah Student Pharmacist Alliance (USPA) is to foster the professional development of student pharmacists; to enhance learning of the pharmaceutical sciences; to promote career development; and to facilitate cooperation and integration among the various student pharmacy organizations at the University of Utah.
The following organizations have active student chapters and are directly represented by the USPA organization: National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA), American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
In addition, the following organizations have a growing presence on our campus and are supported by USPA: The International Society of Pharmacoeconomic Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), and Health Science Student Council (HSSC).
Students have representation across campus through the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) with an elected student Senator and Assembly Representative. Other professional organizations that often collaborate with our student organizations include the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists (USHP) and Utah Pharmacist’s Association (UPhA).