Information for MPF Adopt-a-Student Participants

The Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) Adopt-a-Student program will be held at the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition Feb. 24-26, 2012, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Adopt-a-Student program provides Student MPA (SMPA) members the opportunity to network with Michigan’s pharmacy leaders during the Annual Convention and at the Annual Banquet held Saturday evening. The Adopt-a-Student program has been successful in years past, and we anticipate the program growing larger each year. Take advantage of this unique opportunity! Students in all years of pharmacy school are welcome to participate.

Student Instructions for Adopt-a-Student Program
Please follow these steps to sign up for adoption through the MPF Adopt-a-Student program. You must register for the Convention. Register online; complete a printable registration form; or call the MPA office at (517) 484-1466. Registration for SMPA members is complimentary. After Feb. 16, registration is $10. Be sure to mark that you’d like to participate in the Adopt-a-Student program under “Special Events.”

You must provide the following information on your registration form:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • College and year
  • Practice area preference

Student pharmacists that sign up to be adopted will be provided with the name and contact information of their “parent” so that they can make arrangements to meet with them at the Convention. Your parent will provide you with a reserved-seat banquet ticket either in person, or they may leave it at the Ambassador Relations Desk for you to pick up. Students are encouraged to sign up before Feb. 3 to ensure that you receive the name and contact information of the pharmacist who has adopted you. If you register after Feb. 3, you will receive the name and contact information for your parent on-site.

If you have any questions, please contact MPA Member Services Manager Allison Drake at (517) 377-0241 or Allison@MichiganPharmacists.org.

Check Out Student Programming at the Annual Convention!

In addition to networking, exploring the Exhibit Hall, being adopted for the Annual Banquet and attending for free, specific student programming is a great reason to make sure to be at the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition Feb. 24-26 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Register now!

Friday, Feb. 24

  • 7:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. - Students are welcome to attend any program scheduled during this time.
  • 1-2 p.m. - Special Exhibit Hall Hours for Student Pharmacists — The Exhibit Hall will be open from noon until 3 p.m.; however, students are encouraged to visit the Exhibit Hall during these special hours to receive personalized attention from the exhibitors.
  • 4:30-5:50 p.m. - Opening Session
  • 6-8 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
  • 7-10:30 p.m. - MPA Student Pharmacist Social
  • Student pharmacists are invited to stop by this informal reception on Friday. Enjoy drinks, pizza and board games, while networking with fellow student pharmacists from Michigan’s colleges of pharmacy. All registered student pharmacists are invited to attend. Student MPA (SMPA) members can attend complimentary. A fee applies to nonmember student pharmacists.
Saturday, Feb. 25

  • 7:30 a.m.-5:50 p.m. - Students are welcome to attend any program scheduled during this time.
  • 9-10:20 a.m. - Keynote Session
  • 10:30-11:50 a.m. - Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop
  • Noon-1:20 p.m. - MSHP Student Pharmacist Luncheon
  • Join your classmates and future colleagues on Saturday. This luncheon is sponsored by the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.Ticket is required. Pre-registration is necessary. Onsite registrations for this luncheon will not be accepted.
  • 1:30-2:50 p.m. - NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-care Championship
  • 3-4:20 p.m. - Financial Planning Program

Sunday, Feb. 26

  • 8 a.m.-1:50 p.m. - Students are welcome to attend any program scheduled during this time.
  • 8:30-9:15 a.m. - New Delegate Briefing
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. - House of Delegates Session

Visit MichiganPharmacists.org/education/convention/programming/student for additional information.

Complete the 2011 Student Pharmacist Economic Survey

This year, the Michigan Pharmacy Economic Survey is once again short and sweet. Please take a few moments to anonymously add your responses, which will help provide pharmacy professionals and employers with valuable salary and benefit information.

To complete the survey, visit www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/2011MPAStudentEconomicSurvey.

Please complete the electronic survey by Feb. 20, 2012. Results will be published in the July edition of Michigan Pharmacist journal.

If you have any questions, please contact MPA at (517) 484-1466 or MPA@MichiganPharmacists.org.