Students Info

The Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in the world. Last year’s Midyear meeting attracted over 5,000 students. Whether you are just entering pharmacy school or about to graduate, you will find a wealth of programming and activities designed just for you. Use the links below to find all the information you need to maximize your experience at the Midyear meeting.

Events & Resources for Student Attendees

Calendar at a Glance

Saturday, December 3

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Clinical Skills Competition Semi-Final Round (closed session)


Sunday, December 4

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SSHP Leaders Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session with Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm Mysteries of the Match
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Student Advocacy Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Clinical Skills Competition Final Round Presentations
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PhORCAS: The Centralized Application System for Pharmacy Residencies
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Make a Lasting Impression: Evaluating Your Interview Skills

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Student Society Showcase

Monday, December 5

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

SSHP Faculty Advisor Breakfast Workshop

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Session & Keynote
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Student Poster Session
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Career Pearls for Students
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Student Poster Session
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residency Showcase
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fundamental Strategies to Secure a Residency: Getting a Head Start as a P1-P3
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Dollars and Good Sense


Tuesday, December 6

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Residency Showcase
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Poster Session

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Effective CV and Resume Writing

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residency Showcase
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Practice Advancement: Maximize Your Role in Patient Care

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Clinical Pearls for Students

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Student Night Out

Wednesday, December 7

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Student Poster Session
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Event

Student Housing Information

We set aside rooms at the following hotels for students. Reservations will be accepted by Orchid Event Solutions, ASHP’s only official housing company, on a first come, first served basis until November 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first. Book today for the best rates and selection and to take advantage of the exclusive ASHP benefits, such as complimentary in-room internet access, no resort fees* (up to $32 per day in savings), complimentary shuttle service to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for six days, protection in the event the hotel oversells its rooms, and more!
*Resort fee optional at The Cosmopolitan. In-room internet access is included.

  • View the official hotel rates and map
  • Read this important Midyear meeting housing message
  • Reserve your room today!

Hotels

  • MGM Grand (co-headquarters hotel)
  • Luxor - Pyramid Rooms
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York-New York

 

Pharmacy Student Forum Programming, Activities, and Events

Saturday, December 3
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clinical Skills Competition Semifinal Round
(closed session)
Sponsored by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation and Supported by Wolters Kluwer Health

It’s the battle of the best and brightest. Winning teams from the preliminary round (school-level) competitions at each college of pharmacy will compete in the semi-final round at the national level, showcasing their clinical skills and knowledge.


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Room Lagoon L, Level 2, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center (SCC)
SSHP Leaders Workshop
Current officers or emerging leaders in Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) will join other student leaders from across the nation to network, share, and reapply best practices from fundraising to programming.

Presenters:
Lauren Stanz, Pharm.D. Candidate 2018, University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and Vice Chair, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, San Antonio, Texas
Kelsey Stephens, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Jackson, Miss.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mandalay Bay D, Level 2, MB SCC
Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
Be inspired and motivated to take action in achieving your personal and professional career goals. Panelists of pharmacy leaders will provide examples of how to successfully learn and incorporate skills including work-life integration, emotional intelligence, self-assessment, and mentor-coach-sponsor relationships.

Speakers:
Lynette Moser, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Professional and Academic Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and Assistant Dean, Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, Los Angeles, Calif.
Elva A. Van Devender, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS, Program Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Education, Providence Heath & Services, Oregon Region, Portland, Ore.

Moderators:
Elizabeth Dow, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz.
Ashley Duty, Pharm.D., M.S., Pharmacy Manager, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Overland Park, Kan.

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Pharmacy Student Forum Opening Session
Join your fellow ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum members to kick off the Midyear meeting. This session will start with a lot of excitement, as the top 10 finalist teams from the national Clinical Skills Competition are announced.

Moderator: Jenna Fancher, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, and Chair, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Philadelphia, Pa.

[KEYNOTE TO BE PROVIDED]

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mandalay Bay H, Level 2, MB SCC
Mysteries of the Match
Are you interested in a residency but afraid of the Match? Don’t be! Come learn how the pharmacy residency matching service works, learn strategies to successfully navigate through the Match, and get tips on what to do if you don’t match. Dispel the rumor suggesting the Match is a scary process.

Speaker: Mary Hess, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mandalay Bay D, Level 2, MB SCC
Student Advocacy Workshop
This session will provide an overview of the components of political advocacy as well as background on key issues affecting pharmacy students. During the interactive session, participants will work in teams to develop lobbying talking points and prepare testimony for a mock hearing.

Speakers:
John Hertig, Pharm.D., M.S., CPPS, Associate Director, Purdue Center for Medication Safety Advancement, Indianapolis, Ind.
Mindy (Throm) Burnworth, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FAzPA,  Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale, Glendale, Ariz.

1:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Clinical Skills Competition Final Round Presentations
Sponsored by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation and Supported by Wolters Kluwer Health

It’s the battle of the best and brightest. On Saturday, winning teams from the preliminary round (school-level) competitions at each college of pharmacy competed in the semi-final round at the national level, showcasing their clinical skills and knowledge. If you think you have what it takes to be a champion in your pharmacy school or even at the National Clinical Skills Competition next year, check out the final round presentations from the top 10 finalist teams. You are invited to stop in as an observer to get an idea of what it takes to be a national finalist in the National Clinical Skills Competition and enjoy the range of presentations at this inspiring and impressive session. Stick around following the presentations for the case review with the national case writer.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mandalay Bay H, Level 2, MB SCC
PhORCAS: The Centralized Application System for Pharmacy Residencies
PhORCAS is the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service. Learn about the process and how it will save you time when submitting your residency application. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the service.

Speakers:
Brendan J. Reichert, M.S., R.Ph., PhORCAS Advisory Committee, Informatics Consultant and Project Manager for Johns Hopkins, Powell, Ohio
Deborah Erdner, M.S., Vice President, Account Management, Liaison International, LLC, Watertown, Mass. 

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Mandalay Bay H, Level 2, MB SCC
Make a Lasting Impression: Evaluating Your Interview Skills
Interviews are always on the horizon. As you pursue an internship, residency, or other career options, be ready to make a lasting impression. This workshop includes role-play and live examples of common interview formats as well as questions you may encounter.

NOTE:This workshop builds on the webinar presentation “Interview Preparation: An Overview” (available at www.ashp.org/students). You will learn about interview formats and how to develop your personal interview strategy. It is strongly recommended, but not mandatory, that you view the webinar prior to attending the workshop.

Moderator: Mary Hess, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Oceanside A, Level 2, MB SCC
Awards Ceremony and Student Society Showcase
Join us as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our ASHP student leaders. Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHPs) will spotlight their achievements in the annual Student Society Showcase. Take this opportunity to learn about best practices from SSHPs across the nation, and find out how you can reapply their successful events on your campus. Stick around to cheer on the recipients of the ASHP Student Leadership Award and ASHP Foundation Student Research Award — and don’t miss the announcement of the National Clinical Skills Competition winners.

Presenters:
Adam Smith, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Brownsburg, Ind.
Kelsey Stephens, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Jackson, Miss.


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Banyan B, Level 3, MB SCC
SSHP Faculty Advisor Breakfast Workshop
(closed session by invitation only)
Speaker: Diana L. Dabdub, Director, ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum, Bethesda, Md.

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shoreline Exhibit Hall, Level 2, MB SCC
Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Event Center, Concourse, Event Center
Opening Session & Keynote

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers by presenting a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Session & Keynote

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers by presenting a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bayside CD, Level 1, MB SCC
Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Career Pearls for Students
Undecided about your career path? From clinical to management, informatics to ambulatory care — the options seem endless! Hear from 12 pharmacists who work in various pharmacy practice settings to learn more about what a day in the life is like. Take away information about careers you have interest in but never took the time to learn about — you may even find something you never knew existed.

Moderator: Kristy Nguyen, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Western New England University College of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, New Haven, Conn.

Presentations:
Group 1
11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Academia: Alexander Kantorovich, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Ill.
Critical Care Specialist: Molly J. Trent, Pharm.D., PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Ga.
Government: Teresa Rubio, Pharm.D., Health Programs Coordinator & Safety Evaluator, FDA, White Oak, Md.
Infectious Disease Specialist: Curtis Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS-AQ ID, FASHP, Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Management and Administration: Steven J. Davis, Pharm.D., M.S., Pharmacy Manager, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
Small/Rural Hospital Practice: Jason T. Strow, Pharm.D., CGP, Mid-Atlantic Pharmacy Director, Health South, Barboursville, W.V.

Group 2
12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Emergency Medicine: Diana Park, Pharm.D., Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.
Emerging Sciences-Pharmacogenomics: Cyrine Haidar, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacogenetics Coordinator, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Informatics: Thomas Moniz, Pharm.D., Informatics Pharmacist, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Medication Safety: Jaclyn A. Jeffries, Pharm.D., C.Ph., Clinical Pharmacist, Florida Hospital, Melbourne, Fla.
Pediatric Specialist: Kyle Mays, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist – PICU and Residency Program Director, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis, Mo.
Surgery: Calvin Ice, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgery & Anesthesia, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers by presenting a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Fundamental Strategies to Secure a Residency: Getting a Head Start as a P1-P3
In the tough competition for postgraduate positions, how can you stand out? After this presentation, you will have fundamental tips, a timeline, and answers to some of the questions you may have, including the following: When do I start planning my residency search strategy? How can I set up a plan and task list to keep myself on target for success as a P1 student? How can I excel in the interview process? You will receive candid advice and guidance that will be directly applicable to your hunt for a postgraduate residency or fellowship. You will be able to follow an outline of what you will need to do as a student during the P1 to P3 years to successfully prepare yourself for the residency or fellowship application process.

Speaker: Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D., BCPP, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla.

Moderator: Lauren Stanz, Pharm.D. Candidate 2018, University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and Vice Chair, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, San Antonio, Texas

Residency Showcase
Monday, December 5:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6:
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Residency Showcase is for individuals pursuing residency positions in 2017-18. Make the rounds all in one place — and save time and money. The Residency Showcase is designed for your convenience, allowing you to meet with representatives from hundreds of programs across the country. The showcase is continued on Tuesday, but each program will be available only during one of the three time slots, so plan ahead. Business attire is recommended.

For those students interested in visiting the Residency Showcase but who will not be pursuing a residency in 2016, please wait until the second half to enter the showcase. Be courteous — do not engage programs in a discussion at this point, as this prevents them from talking to those pursuing residency positions next year. We recommend attending the student educational sessions on Monday and Tuesday, which are designed exclusively for P1-P3 students.

  • Fundamental Strategies to Secure a Residency: Getting a Head Start as P1-P3
  • Effective CV and Resume Writing

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Dollars and Good Sense
The days of living off student loans and fast food are coming to an end. You are entering the real world of working professionals — and the real world of mortgages, debt, bills, and investment opportunities. This popular session will help you manage your finances and learn strategies to help you handle your current responsibilities while planning for the future.

Speakers:
Eric Truvillion, Financial Advisor, Principal Financial Group, Tampa, Fla.
Alonzo Barnes, Jr., Financial Advisor, Principal Financial Group, Tampa, Fla.

Moderator: Kelsey Stephens, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Jackson, Miss.


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shoreline Exhibit Hall, Level 2, MB SCC
Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Residency Showcase

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bayside CD, Level 1, MB SCC
Exhibit Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers by presenting a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Effective CV and Resume Writing
Getting ready to enter the pharmacy workforce? Before you know it, potential employers will start requesting your CV or resume. Get real-world advice on how to market your skills effectively, and learn important tips about preparing your CV and resume — and how to avoid common mistakes. 

Speaker: Joseph K. Bonnarens, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D., M.S., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Moderator: Lauren Stanz, Pharm.D. Candidate 2018, University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and Vice Chair, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, San Antonio, Texas

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Residency Showcase

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Practice Advancement: Maximize Your Role in Patient Care
Learn about the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) and how you, as a student, can get involved. This presentation will describe PAI implementation activities, resources, and measures coordinated by ASHP and the ASHP Foundation. Ways in which the pharmacy profession must change to advance pharmacy’s patient care role will also be presented. This session will discuss how to advance pharmacy practice through integrating students in practice sites, current practices-in-action, and areas for students to get involved.

Speakers:
Thomas S. Achey, Pharm.D., BCPS, Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Eric Maroyka, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director, Center on Pharmacy Practice Advancement, ASHP, Bethesda, Md.

Moderator: Adam Smith, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, and Member, Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee, Brownsburg, Ind.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Oceanside B, Level 2, MB SCC
Clinical Pearls for Students
Based on the popular Clinical Pearls session for practicing pharmacists, this session is custom-tailored for a student audience. Come hear the valuable lessons learned as new practitioners share clinical pearls that can help you prepare for residency training or entering practice.

Presenters:
The ABCs of Peds: What You Need to Know to Care for Pediatric Patients
Jordan Burdine, Pharm.D., MBA, PGY2 Pediatric Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas

Update Your Status: Treatment of Status Epilepticus, a Neurological Emergency
Tracy Carter, Pharm.D., BCPS, Decentralized Pharmacist – Critical Care and Internal Medicine, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Tyrosine Kinase: Identifying and Managing Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Induced Toxicities
Jordan A. Miller, Pharm.D., CPP, PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Using ATLAS to Map Clostridium Difficile Infection Management and Outcomes
Brandon Hill, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, S.C.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV
Thomas S. Achey, Pharm.D., BCPS, Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Location: LAX at Luxor Hotel Las Vegas
Students’ Night Out
Party with a purpose! After a long week of education programming, interviews, poster presentations, and more, it’s time to kick back and relax. Join pharmacy students from across the country for a fun night out in Las Vegas.
NOTE: Meeting badge and ticket are required for entrance. All guests must be 21+ years old and present a government issued photo ID.


7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.
Shoreline Exhibit Hall, Level 2, MB SCC
Personnel Placement Service (PPS)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Bayside B, Level 1, MB SCC
Student Poster Session
Impress your professors, potential employers, and peers by presenting a poster at the prestigious ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bayside CD, Level 1, MB SCC
Exhibit Hall

8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Wednesday Evening Event