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Current Junior Board Members


Ashley Chase

 Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy


Morgan Cantley

Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy


Megan Greer

 Presbyterian College  School of Pharmacy


Ashlee Worthey

 South University School of Pharmacy

 

 


 

SCSHP Junior Board Members
Facilitation Document for Program
 
Purpose 
 
The overall purpose and mission of the Junior Board Member (JBM) program is to provide an increased representation of student members to the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacist (SCSHP) Board of Directors. 
Key responsibilities include communication between student members and Board, feedback to Board, input in all Board issues, and development of society membership, based on member needs, desires and requests.  In addition, the program provides opportunities to strengthen leadership and communication skills, network with Board members and pharmacists throughout the state, and identify ways to make a difference within the profession.  Other responsibilities may be assigned based on the annual plan of SCSHP and the President’s vision for the upcoming year.
JBM were eligible based on the following criteria:
Good academic standing for upcoming 2nd or 3rd professional year,
Current member of local SSHP chapter, 
Current member of SCSHP, and
Confirmation of receipt for one (1) letter of recommendation from a pharmacist or faculty member.
 
 
Goals 
 
1. Integrate student leaders into the planning and execution of SCSHP events, meetings, and membership recruitment by having a presence on the SCSHP Board of Directors (BOD).
2. Mentor JBM in various areas of leadership within the SCSHP BOD to further develop leadership skills.
3. Provide insight and innovation to enhance learning opportunities for students via meeting programming, provide initiative for membership retention after graduation, and encourage leadership at the state and national level, including political advocacy.
4. Attend and actively participate in live Board meetings (twice during term) and participate in conference calls (once monthly).
 
 
Objectives for JBM
 
1. Develop leadership skills as an early career professional.
2. Explore different career paths in health-systems pharmacy – including hospital administration, inpatient and inpatient/outpatient clinical practice.  
3. Participate actively in committee charges and activities within the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
4. Explore committee opportunities within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
5. Participate in the state legislative process and affairs.
6. Promote student, pharmacist, and technician membership and engagement.
7. Participate in member recognition and appreciation.
 
 
Timeline
 
March
Induct incoming JBM at SCSHP Annual Meeting
Recognize outgoing JBM at SCSHP Annual Meeting
Orientate with outgoing and ingoing JBM, mentors, and president
 
April
Gain knowledge about ASHP and state affiliates
Explore ways to promote member satisfaction and appreciation 
 
May
Discuss leadership opportunities and styles
 
June
Brainstorm ways to increase membership and engagement
Shadow pharmacy director or contact a pharmacy director via telephone
Participate in membership drive
 
July
Discuss ASHP summer meeting with an ASHP delegate 
Shadow acute care pharmacist or contact an acute care pharmacist via telephone
 
August
Discuss professional development/continuing education
Participate in SSHP local chapter membership drives
 
September
Discuss ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI)
 
October
Explore life-work balance/mindfulness
Participate in board meeting at Fall Meeting
Moderate student programming at Fall Meeting
 
November
Review ASHP midyear, including postgraduate and student opportunities
Write blog post for ASHP student forum
 
December
Discuss strategic planning with an Executive Committee member
Shadow ambulatory care pharmacist or contact an ambulatory care pharmacist via telephone
 
January
Discuss role and education of technicians
Nominate at least one member for an SCSHP award
Explore options for ASHP involvement (i.e., task forces, committees)
 
February 
Participate in budget and financial planning
Participate in lobbyist meeting or legislative committee work
 
 
Mentors
 
Members of SCSHP are recruited to be JBM mentors and dedicate to monthly discussions with assigned JBM.
Discussions can be in-person or on Skype/Facetime but are encouraged to be face-to-face instead via telephone or email.
Past presidents and executive board members are targeted for mentorship.
Use guiding document to facilitate discussions monthly.
Shadowing opportunities and/or career exploration may be beneficial for JBM to acquire new knowledge of hospital administration and inpatient/outpatient clinical practice. 

SCSHP JBM Online Application

 

To be considered for the SCSHP Junior Board Member program, please complete the online application and be prepared to upload the following:

  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from a Pharmacist or Faculty member.
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  • Please attach a statement of interest discussing why you would like to be a JBM with SCSHP and what you hope to accomplish during your term if chosen. Also include and briefly describe relevant work and leadership experience that you feel would make you a strong candidate for the position. (Maximum of 500 words) 

Questions about this application can be directed to:

Brandon Bookstaver at bookstaver@sccp.sc.edu and or Christina C. Cox at coxcl@sccp.sc.edu

 








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