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MSHP - Advocate. Educate. Innovate.

Why Join MSHP?

A dynamic and successful organization depends on dedicated members committed to their organization, their profession, each other and themselves.  Active MSHP members work with colleagues from all facets of healthcare, formulating and implementing policy, and planning and executing projects.  MSHP has served as a launching point for many of our national leaders in pharmacy, and promotes involvement in the local, state, and national level of professional pharmacy organizations.  It is the members of MSHP who define our direction and meet the challenges faced by the profession of pharmacy in Minnesota and beyond.

Membership Benefits

MSHP membership helps you sharpen your clinical knowledge and be an active participant in the future of pharmacy in Minnesota.  In addition to automatic membership in one of our five regional Affiliated Regional Societies of MSHP (MSHP-Arrowhead, MSHP-Central, MSHP-Heartland, MSHP-Northwestern and MSHP-Southern) all members enjoy the following benefits:

Professional Development & Education

  • ACPE accredited continuing education (CE) programs
  • Annual Conference and Business Meetings
  • Midyear Clinical Meeting with Residency Showcase
  • Pharmacy Technician Conference
  • Regularly scheduled CE meetings hosted by Affiliated Regional Societies of MSHP
  • Up-to-date career opportunities posted on the MSHP Career Center
  • Statewide committees advancing pharmacy practice in Minnesota
  • Industry exhibits and networking at annual meetings
  • Special recognition awards for professional achievements and contributions to the practice of pharmacy
  • New practitioner development with Resident Research Forum, presentation forum, and CV review programs
  • Online guidelines and resources available for technicians and experienced and new practitioners

Networking Opportunities

  • Build career contacts and establish key professional relationships by connecting with hundreds of colleagues at MSHP's statewide and regional affiliate meetings
  • Supplement your clinical knowledge and skills through interaction with your peers at MSHP meetings and through committee work
  • Attend the Annual Conference, Midyear Clinical Meeting and Pharmacy Technician Conference
  • Minnesota Night Reception at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Participate in various Affiliated Regional Societies of MSHP social networking events held throughout the year
  • On MSHP's Facebook page view pictures as well as read and post comments about recent or upcoming MSHP programs and events
  • The MSHP website provides a link to a calendar of upcoming events to help plan your involvement as well as share the link via various social media tools

Opportunities for Involvement in MSHP

  • Board of Directors- responsible for overseeing the committees and general operations of MSHP
  • Meeting Planning Committees- responsible for program content, speakers and obtaining ACPE-accreditation for MSHP's Annual Conference, Midyear Clinical Meeting, and Pharmacy Technician Conference
  • College of Pharmacy/Student Committee- responsible for developing and maintaining a structured relationship with the College of Pharmacy
  • Education & Practice Committee- responsible for providing oversight of MSHP education related activities, helping make high-quality programs a reality for every member and supporting, developing and engaging new pharmacy practitioners including residents and pharmacists in their first five years of practice
  • Finance Committee- responsible for exploring opportunities for MSHP to develop new sources of revenue that will assist in supporting long-term financial stability of the organization
  • Nominations Committee- responsible for coordinating the elections for the MSHP Officers and the Minnesota ASHP House of Delegates, as well as the MSHP awards selection process
  • New Practitioner Committee- responsible for supporting, developing and engaging new pharmacy practitioners including residents and pharmacists in their first five years of practice
  • Membership Committee- responsible for working with MSHP staff and the Executive Board to help develop meaningful ways to obtain new members and to help maintain MSHP's current membership
  • Public Policy Committee- responsible for the review and interpretation of proposed legislation and actual changes in laws, rules and regulations affecting public health and pharmacy practice and for interpretation and application of MSHP's principles and ethics on an as-needed basis
  • Technician Advisory Committee- responsible for supporting, developing and engaging pharmacy technicians and advancing their role in the pharmacy profession
  • Technology Committee - responsible for pursing technological advances to serve members and customers

Pharmacy Advocacy

  • Collaborates with local pharmacy organizations and healthcare organizations (e.g. MN Hospital Association) on issues affecting pharmacy practice
  • Board of Pharmacy representation
  • Organizational liaison to ASHP for national pharmacy issues
  • Public policy development and advocacy focused on health-system pharmacy issues
  • Legislative issue alerts

Member Communications

  • User-friendly website
  • Information about the organization and its ongoing activities
  • Easy access to calendar of events
  • Links to other pharmacy organizations
  • Member-only section with additional information
  • Email information sent out routinely
  • Spring and Fall Newsletters
  • Invites to upcoming events
  • News blasts on current pharmacy practice issues
  • Social media with posts and pictures on Facebook

Who are our members?

MSHP members are pharmacists, students, residents, fellows and pharmacy technicians who practice in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and a variety of other healthcare settings.  All of our members contribute to ensuring patients are receiving the most effective and safe medication therapy through various avenues.  MSHP pharmacists are integrated in multidisciplinary teams including providers, nurses, and other healthcare members to provide specific medication therapy recommendations and optimize patient care.  MSHP pharmacy technician members are involved in the preparation and distribution of medications with continually expanding roles in sterile products compounding, pharmacy automation and drug diversion prevention.  Our members are also actively involved in patient education, disease management for patients with chronic conditions, and medication care transitions between all healthcare settings.

           

 

 

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