The mission of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA) is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy. From networking to developing leadership skills and gaining hands-on experience, student pharmacist membership in APhA helps you begin your career. Follow us on social media on facebook (University of Kansas APhA-ASP Chapter) and Instagram (@kuaphaasp) to stay up to date with us! 

Organization Contact:

Priscilla Liu | KU APhA-ASP President | pjliu@ku.edu

Officers and Advisors

Executive Officers

  • As the largest organization in the School of Pharmacy, we offer a multitude of leadership positions for members of any class. There are 10 executive officers that oversee a total of 16 officers. 
    • President - Priscilla Liu 
    • President Elect Ellie Flynn
    • Patient Care VP Adison Hoppas 
    • Membership VP - Emma Schulz
    • Communications VP - Jordan Dean
    • Administrative Operations VP - Madison Shotton
    • Policy VP Quinton Burger
    • Finance VP - Christina Nguyen
    • Wichita Patient Care VP -Victoria Setzkorn
    • Wichita Affairs - Amanda Dorrell  


Community Service

  • APhA-ASP takes part in nationally recognized operations such as Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart, Operation Medication Safety, Operation Substance Use Disorder, Operation Reproductive Health, and Operation Immunization. Our chapter is able to impact 30,000+ patients alone through student run vaccine clinics, health fairs, drug take-back days, and other events hosted during the school year. 
  • In 2022, the chapter was recognized for 1st place in Region 6 for Operation Substance Use Disorder for our efforts to impact the community by providing education, and hosting Naloxone and Mental Health First Aid trainings. 

Events and Meetings

  • Kansas Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show
    • KPhA's mission is to preserve, protect and advance Kansas pharmacy practice through education, engagement, and advocacy. The annual meeting and trade show provides opportunities for students, pharmacists, and technicians to grow further int their career and network! 
  • Patient Counseling Competition
    • The goal of the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition is to encourage student pharmacists in their efforts toward becoming better patient educators. The competition is designed to reflect changes that are occurring in practice, to promote and encourage further professional development of the student pharmacist and to reinforce the role of the pharmacist as a health care provider and educator. The local competition is held annually in the fall for both Wichita and Lawrence Campuses and the winner will move onto compete at national competition at the APhA Annual Meeting. 
  • APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings (MRM)
    • MRMs are the only meetings in the United States held specifically for student pharmacists. Each meeting provides an opportunity for student pharmacists to participate in leadership development, network with fellow students, explore career opportunities with potential employers, take part in the policy and advocacy process, and celebrate the achievements of APhA-ASP chapters live and in person. 
  • APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition
    • The APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the most comprehensive meeting for pharmacy professionals and future leaders in pharmacy. Learn about leadership, career opportunities, patient safety, and much more from nationally recognized experts.

March 22-25,2024: Orlando, FL

March 21-24, 2025: Nashville, TN

  • Legislative Day 
    • The annual Day with the Legislature brings pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists together to engage in face-to-face grassroots advocacy with Kansas lawmakers. It provides an opportunity to meet with representatives and senators at the Kansas State Capitol and help advance our priorities into this year’s legislative session! APhA-ASP hosts an annual health fair for legislatures and employees of the capitol to provide education. 

Professional Development

  • Student Pharmacist Magazine
    • Written by student pharmacists for student pharmacists, Student Pharmacist Magazine provides the latest on career preparation, leadership, legislative activities and advocacy efforts, patient care projects, APhA–ASP Chapter innovations, life on rotation, tips from new practitioners, and more. Several KU chapter members have written publications in the magazine! 
      • "Student well-being versus pharmacy school stress" - Ellie Flynn, 2023
      • "JayDoc allows students to apply skills in the real world" - Camille Addison and Katlyn Loper, 2022
      • "My stem cell donation journey" - Priscilla Liu, 2022
    • PharmFlix 
      • The PharmFlix Video Contest is a way for student pharmacist to showcase their professionalism while also expressing their creativity by creating short public service announcements (PSA). PSAs can be of various genres including, but not limited to, documentaries, parodies of pop-culture, commercials, music videos, and movie trailers. Chapters are encouraged to work with their school or college of pharmacy, members, and the public to create their PharmFlix Video. Our chapter was deemed the winner of the KPhA annual video contest in 2023! 
    • Letter writing campaigns 
      • Because policy and advocacy is such a unique aspect to our organization, we regularly stay up to date with any legislation that is being passed at the local and national level. In an effort to advance all of our profession, we host various letter writing campaigns for chapter members to write to their state representatives to help pass legislation that would benefit our profession. Several students have even had the opportunity to speak at the state and national capitols to voice their concerns and advocate for all pharmacists.  
    • KNPN Professional Development Series 
      • Every year, a speaker from the Kansas New Practitioners Network presents on letters of intent, resumes, CVs, and interview tips. This is only open for chapter members and they can also earn professional development credit through the School of Pharmacy.