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Workshop and Recruitment Event Update

  • 1.  Workshop and Recruitment Event Update

    Posted 04-14-2020 16:06
    On behalf of AACP staff, we hope you are well during these turbulent times and are writing to provide an update on the 2020 Admissions Workshop focused on leadership in enrollment management, as well as the AACP Pharmacy Student Recruitment Event (#Pharm4MeSRE).

    After careful consideration, AACP has decided to decouple these programs from the 2020 Annual Meeting and move them to a combined, stand-alone event in Southern California in spring 2021 (dates and location TBD). We will share more details as soon as they become available and hope you will consider joining us for this rescheduled event.

    In lieu of an on-site recruitment event, AACP is working with our partner, CareerEco, to offer a series of new virtual recruitment fairs for schools in mid-May, June, July, and August 2020 in addition to one on September 30, 2020. Schools will soon have the option of registering for these virtual fairs for a fee (pricing TBA). More details will follow in the next few days.

    No decision has been made to date regarding the rest of the 2020 Annual Meeting. The AACP Board is expected to make a decision by the end of the month.

    FYI - Staff is considering alternative (non admissions) programming themes for the workshop at the 2021 Annual Meeting in Toronto on topics such as crisis management or well-being. For 2022 and beyond, the Admissions Workshop may return under a new name as part of the Annual Meeting or continue as a stand-alone program, similar to the AACP Institute. Of course, no decisions have been made on future years and we have plenty of time.

    We welcome any questions you may have about this decision and wish you well during this unprecedented time.

    Libby J. Ross, AACP Senior Director for Student Affairs
    Katie O. Bruce, AACP Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    Rosie Walker, AACP Director of Recruitment and Diversity 
    pharm4me@aacp.org
     
    cas@aacp.org


  • 2.  RE: Workshop and Recruitment Event Update

    Posted 04-14-2020 16:22
    Libby,
    Just to be sure I'm understanding this correctly, there will not be an Admission Workshop at all on Friday and Saturday of the 2020 Summer Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA.

    Sincerely,
    Jon
     
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    Jonathan Parker
    Director of Pharmacy Admission
    McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Samford University
     





  • 3.  RE: Workshop and Recruitment Event Update

    Posted 04-14-2020 16:38
    Yes, that is correct. The Admissions Workshop and Student Recruitment Event will NOT be offered as part of the 2020 Annual Meeting in Long Beach and have been postponed until spring 2021. We regret any disappointment this decision may bring and would be happy to provide additional details about the rationale for this decision, as needed. Please feel free to reach out to me directly.




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    Libby J. Ross, MA
    Senior Director of Student Affairs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330, x1009
    Lross@aacp.org
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  • 4.  RE: Workshop and Recruitment Event Update

    Posted 04-14-2020 16:44
    Libby,
    Thank you for the clarification.  I wasn't sure if the "leadership in enrollment management" description applied to the full workshop or a specific presentation.

    Sincerely,
    Jon

     
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    Jonathan Parker
    Director of Pharmacy Admission
    McWhorter School of Pharmacy
    Samford University