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Pharmacy Student Appointed to Executive Committee of National Organization

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Melissa A. Ortega

Melissa A. Ortega, a Pharm.D. candidate in the class of 2010 at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Student Forum (PSF).

Appointment to the ASHP PSF Executive Committee is quite prestigious as its membership is made up of only five pharmacy student delegates nationwide, appointed by the ASHP President out of more than 10,000 student members. The Pharmacy Student Forum serves to integrate students into pharmacy practice, through collaboration and professional development, in preparation for a successful career in hospitals and health-systems.

Association with this committee is significant as it involves the careful selection of leaders with the professional, intellectual and personal intangible qualities of leadership, vision, and awareness that must characterize the standout candidates. Members are assessed based on their career path and nature of professional experience; the nature and extent of involvement and leadership in ASHP and its state affiliate societies; contributions to advancement of the pharmacy profession at the local, state, and national levels; professional involvement, vision, and perspective; communication and motivational skills; and lastly their ability to represent the interests of the delegates and be an effective facilitator of the policy process amongst the Board of Directors.

As a member of ASHP/PSF Executive Committee, Ortega will help direct the activities, services, and programs of the Forum related to the interests of their group and make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. Additionally, she will help to advise the ASHP staff on ways to better meet the needs of ASHP’s student members. She will also perform and outreach with the Committee to each of the colleges of pharmacy throughout the nation.