MOCK INTERVIEW REGISTRATION IS OPEN - SIGN UP NOW
We are excited to announce the first Mock Interview registration hosted by VAPhA is now open. We are looking forward to your participation. Please click ``Sign Up`` for more information.
Date: September 8th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 12 noon
Location: VAN Houston Academy
13618 Bellaire Blvd, Ste E3, Houston, TX 77083
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STUDENT SECTION

All students interested in a pharmacy career are invited to join the Student Section of VAPhA! The Student Section welcomes all high school, pre-pharmacy college students, and current pharmacy students.

  • Benefits to joining VAPhA as a student member:
    Networking – get to know current pharmacy students and pharmacists
  • Professional development – CV/resume review, mock interviews, mentorship
  • Community service – support health initiatives in the underserved population to positively impact health care in the Asian community through health fairs and community outreach events
  • Scholarship – scholarship awards are awarded to help with the education costs and recognize outstanding students

 

Would you like your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) reviewed by a pharmacist? This service is FREE to VAPhA Student Members! Please send your resume and/or CV to info@vapha.net for guidance and feedback!

 

Student Section Leadership Team:
Chair: Tot Le, UH COP 3rd year pharmacy student
Chair-elect: Pending
Secretary: Pending
Recruitment Officer: Chien Vu, UH COP 3rd year pharmacy student
Health Fair Officer: Pending
Social Media/Historian: Matthew Trinh, UH COP 2nd year pharmacy student

To reach any of the Student Section Leadership Team Members, please email vapha.studentsection@gmail.com

VAPhA Mentor Program

This program is designed to increase student awareness of a career in pharmacy and practice opportunities within the pharmacy profession.  This program will provide each student the opportunity to develop one-on-one relationship with pharmacists.

Mentee responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality in personal information shared
  • Inform the mentor of areas of interest in pharmacy
  • Discuss ideals, goals, aspirations and plan of action/timeline with the mentor
  • Respond to mentor’s communication at least once per quarter (via phone, email)
  • Be willing to discuss problems and concerns as they occur with the mentor
  • Seek feedback from your mentor regarding your strengths and additional developmental needs
  • Work with your mentor to seek resources and opportunities for learning
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from mentor
  • Participate in mentor/mentee functions and activities
  • Contact mentor within one to two weeks of receiving his/her contact information

Join VAPhA today and take advantage of the mentorship program!  Mentorship program is FREE and exclusive to VAPhA student members! For more information, contact info@vapha.net.

 

Mentor responsibilities:

  • Introduce mentee to opportunities to advance professional development
  • Identify resources to help the mentee enhance personal development and career growth
  • Offer support, guidance, encouragement, and motivation to the mentee in high school, college, pharmacy, and post-graduate goals and opportunities
  • Maintain at least quarterly contact (via phone, email) with mentee
  • Encourage at least one face-to-face meeting annually (VAPhA Gala, health fair)
  • Maintain confidentiality in personal information shared
  • Acquaint mentee with pharmacy profession and pharmacy area of practice, as appropriate
  • Expand mentee’s network of contacts with other pharmacists if opportunities arise
  • Complete and submit Documentation of Mentor/Mentee Activity worksheet

Guide on mentoring:  http://www.aspire-cs.com/how-to-be-a-great-mentor-without-all-the-fuss

Qualities of a Good Mentor:  https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/sites/pharmacy.umn.edu/files/qualities_of_a_good_mentor_or_preceptor.pdf

How to be a Great Mentor:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/05/17/how-to-become-a-great-mentor/#2dcc26a4f599