In February, Belmont hosted approximately 120 student pharmacists from Tennessee’s five schools of pharmacy (Belmont, East Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University, Union University, and the University of Tennessee) for the third annual Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists meeting. TSSP is the student branch of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. At the meeting, Shanna Harris, a third-year pharmacy student at Belmont, assumed the presidency of the TSSP.
“TSSP provides student pharmacists opportunities including leadership, community service and networking with fellow students and pharmacist across the state,” said Dr. Cathy Ficzere, assistant professor of pharmacy and director of Drug Information Services. “Whether our students remain in Tennessee after graduation or not, these skills will go with our students ‘From Here to Anywhere.’”
The TSSP meeting included a full day of programming with keynote address from U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., workshops on medication therapy management and the family model of addiction recovery and a legislative update from the executive director of TPA, Baeteena Black.