The SVSHP chapter at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy is a student chapter of the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which is a state chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Membership in SVSHP also includes membership to the state and national parent organizations.
VSHP (Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists) is the professional society that represents pharmacists who serve patients in Virginia across the continuum of care in integrated health care systems. Components of such systems include acute care, ambulatory care, home care, intermediate care, long-term care, and other components of health-systems.
ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) is the 31,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP's primary objective is to assist pharmacists in fulfilling their mission to help people make the best use of medications.
Our mission is to advance and support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems and serve as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.
2017-18 OfficersPresident: Brooke Brown