Student Society of Health System Pharmacists (SSHP) helps students interested in health-system pharmacy learn more about careers in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care and other health care settings. 

Contact: Daniel Pons (KU SSHP President)

Officers & Advisors


Title Name
President Daniel Pons
President Elect Cassidy Dixon
Vice President Kristen Fischer
Secretary Erin O'Grady
Treasurer Kyle Regenold
Membership Chair Liz Hazlett
Community Service Chair Halley Dorn
Midyear Meeting Chair Kyle Stupca
Fundraising Chairs Samantha Hsu & Kayley Perkins
Social Chair Zachary Raphael
GKCSHP Liason Shiloh Wedermyer
Wichita Liasons Austin Durant & Leroy Willis

Events & Meetings

Pharmacy Skills Competition
Each fall, SSHP hosts a clinical skills competition, in which students work in teams of two to review a patient case and produce a treatment plan using knowledge gained from the classroom. The winning team earns free registration to the midyear meeting and competes at the national competition.

Community Service

Medication Brown Bag
Each semester, we go to a local hospital or facility and, with pharmacist oversight, speak with patients and answer any questions they have about their medications. We counsel patients on the proper medication use and make recommendations to optimize care. We also provide each patient with a medication list they can take to their medical appointments.




2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU