From more than 200 applicants, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected 20 student pharmacists from across the country for the inaugural cohort of the AACP Aspiring Academics Program.
The program, designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of career paths in academic pharmacy, engages the chosen students through asynchronous learning modules, mentorship, networking, a group project, involvement with AACP, and attendance at Pharmacy Education 2024 and the Teachers’ Seminar in Boston.
By the completion of the program, students will be able to understand the various types of pharmacy faculty positions; state the expectations of faculty regarding scholarship, teaching and service; describe the process and skills needed to advance in a career in pharmacy academia; and more.
Aspiring Academics will also have the opportunity to learn from two distinct faculty member mentors, one from within their own institution (the home mentor) and one assigned by AACP (the AACP group mentor)—all while building a national network of peers interested in academia.
Meet the 2023 AACP Aspiring Academics: