ACT Pharmacy Collaborative
The Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative is an operational learning and ACTing collaborative between colleges/schools of pharmacy and CPESN networks and their pharmacies. The goal of the Collaborative is to Support the transformation of community-based pharmacy practice from a product-based care model to a community-based pharmacy care delivery model. One of the ways the Collaborative works towards this goal is mobilizing stakeholders and resources to support and facilitate implementation of community-based pharmacy care.
The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative aims to support both pharmacies and student pharmacists at colleges/schools of pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the COVID-19 outbreak, some colleges and schools of pharmacy have found their students suddenly displaced from rotation sites. In the meantime, community pharmacies may be facing new demands on the pharmacy team and potential staff shortages due to illness and quarantining. CPESN USA and the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative are teaming up to pair interested student pharmacists with participating CPESN pharmacies that want or need additional help during this time. Student experiences can range from volunteering to paid internships to experiential learning, and can happen onsite or remotely depending on the needs of each pharmacy.
If you are a community pharmacy and would like to be matched with available student pharmacists, please complete this request form by clicking the button below. Your request will be sent out to 85+ colleges/schools of pharmacy. You can also reach out directly to ACT Champions at your local colleges/schools of pharmacy. Find ACT Champions by clicking here.
If you are faculty or staff at a college/school of pharmacy not already a part of the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative and would like to receive updates on opportunities at pharmacies for student pharmacists during this time, please let us know by signing up to Stay Informed on our ACT Pharmacy Collaborative website.