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PharmCAS Advisory Committee Terms of Service

  • 1.  PharmCAS Advisory Committee Terms of Service

    Posted 03-09-2020 17:10
    Hello colleagues,

    The call for AACP committee volunteers is now open through Thursday, March 12. This includes service on the PharmCAS Advisory Committee beginning in July for the 2019-2020 term. Please review the information below to learn about the committee charges, time commitment, and eligibility requirements. Volunteering to serve does not guarantee a spot on the committee. Notifications for 2019-2020 committees will be sent to all nominees by mid-June.

    NOTE: Volunteers must be individual members of AACP. If interested, p
    lease contact Latoya Casteel at to create or renew your membership. .

    How to Volunteer: AACP sends a call for committee volunteers to all AACP members in February of each year from Volunteering to serve does not guarantee a position on the committee.

    Charges: The PharmCAS Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy College Application Service. The Committee will assist with the following objectives:

    • Ensure the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective student pharmacists;
    • Ensure the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
    • Promote PharmCAS to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; and
    • Evaluate system performance and recommendations for enhancements.

    : The committee's work will be conducted through email, online, and monthly conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm ET. The committee has one in-person meeting during the Admissions Workshop at the AACP Annual Meeting. Additional on-site meetings are not scheduled at this time, but may be added, if necessary. Individuals who are unable to participate in most meetings should not submit their names for consideration.

    Terms: According to Article XII of the Association Bylaws, committee members shall be appointed for a minimum of one year with the option of being invited to serve for up to two additional terms for a total of three terms and shall be active individual members of the Association. Therefore, if you are not an individual member of AACP, you must join prior to volunteering to serve on the committee. Please contact Latoya Casteel at to create or renew your membership. The PharmCAS Advisory Committee term is from July to July, both starting and ending at the in-person meeting at the annual AACP Admissions Workshop preceding the Annual Meeting. AACP does not pay for travel to the workshop or waive the workshop registration fee. This location was selected as the majority of committee members plan to be onsite.

    Stakeholders: The stakeholders represented on the advisory committee are outlined in the table below. There will be approximately four vacancies to fill for 2020-2021. The list of stakeholders may change in the future based on the needs of PharmCAS at that time.

    : All PharmCAS Advisory Committee volunteers must represent a Pharm.D. program that participates in PharmCAS and must understand or participate in the local admissions process for the pharmacy program. Volunteers must be individual members of AACP. No more than one representative from an institution can serve at the same time. Committee members who rotate off are welcome to volunteer to serve on the committee again in response to the next call for AACP committee volunteers. Preference may be given to those who have not previously served on the committee.

    Selection Process:  AACP strives to identify a diverse and balanced committee relative to geographic location, institution type, demographics, and expertise. The following factors will be considered in the selection process:

    • Geographic Region
    • Type of Institution: Public versus Private
    • Size of Program
    • Admissions and CAS Expertise
    • Gender
    • Race and Ethnicity

    If you have any questions, please let me know.


    Katie Owings Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330 x1026