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Government Relations Advocacy for Student Pharmacists (GRASP)

The GRASP program will help you become a better advocate, communicator, and leader for the pharmacy profession and the patients that pharmacists serve.


The pharmacy practice is constantly evolving and, as a future pharmacist, you have the opportunity to be part of this change. To make a lasting impact for patients, the pharmacy profession needs strong advocates. This program will allow you to hone your leadership skills and shape a positive future for pharmacy!

In completing the GRASP program you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how federal and state government impact pharmacy
  • Improve your communication and leadership skills
  • Develop a more thorough understanding of the issues relevant to pharmacy

No matter what your future holds, this program will increase your marketability as a pharmacy professional.







Program Overview

The GRASP program is open to all PPA student members and is free of charge! If you're a student and aren't currently a PPA member, join today by visiting www.papharmacists.com/Join.


Students who participate in this program complete a series of modules that contain videos, webinars, readings, and additional resources. At the conclusion of each module, enrollees are asked to complete a brief quiz or exercise to receive credit.


The program culminates in students meeting with their state senator and/or representative at Pharmacy Legislative Day or in the elected official's district office


Those who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and a GRASP lapel pin. To receive credit for completion, you must be enrolled in the program.


However certificates and pins are only mailed to schools each spring for presentation to our GRASP Graduates.


Individuals who complete the program by April 15th,* will receive this certificate in that year otherwise the certificate will be sent the following year.


You must be enrolled prior to March 1st in order to receive your certificate in that same year.






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