Practice Sections

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Practice section membership is complimentary with MPA membership! If you are logged in as a member but aren't seeing the practice section navigation listed in this sidebar, then chances are you haven't yet chosen a section. Contact MPA at (517) 484-1466 to begin connecting with other members in your practice area today!

Michigan Pharmacists Association's (MPA's) structure is one of the most unique of any state pharmacy organization in the country. As part of membership, MPA provides its members with connections to other pharmacy professionals in their setting through practice sections and affiliated chapters. A complimentary practice affiliation can be chosen when signing up for membership, which will allow you to receive targeted information and networking opportunities.

The information below provides more details on the different practice sections and affiliated chapters within MPA. Click on the black bars below to learn more about each practice section and affiliated chapter. If you're already a member of a section or affiliated chapter, use the left navigation to access content exclusive to your practice area.


Selecting a Practice Section or Affiliated Chapter
Practice section membership is free with MPA membership! Choose a practice section or affiliated chapter when joining MPA or renewing your membership. Or, contact Mike Wolf, MPA director of membership, at Mike@MichiganPharmacists.org and we'll update your member record.

Consultant and Specialty Pharmacists of Michigan (CSPM)

CSPM represents MPA pharmacist members practicing in specialty areas such as long-term care, home infusion, specialty, managed care and nuclear pharmacy.

CSPM Objectives

    • To provide an opportunity to share information and increase communication between specialty and consultant pharmacists, other health care professionals and the public.
    • To develop and conduct programs for maintaining and improving the competence of consultant and speciality pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other supportive personnel.
    • To disseminate information about pharmacy services and rational drug use.
    • To assist members of the Society in achieving economic, educational, governmental and professional goals.
    • To advance the professional image of specialty and consultant pharmacists, and promote public awareness of the practice of specialty and consultant pharmacy.

For more information on CSPM, please contact MPA staff liaison Larry Wagenknecht at (517) 377-0226.

Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists (MSCP)

MSCP represents MPA pharmacist members practicing in a community setting such as independent, chain and outpatient pharmacies.

MSCP Objectives

    • To provide an opportunity to share information and increase communication between community pharmacists, other health care professionals and the public.
    • To develop and conduct programs for maintaining and improving the competence of community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other supportive personnel.
    • To disseminate information about pharmacy services and rational drug use.
    • To assist members of the Society in achieving economic, educational, governmental and professional goals.
    • To advance the professional image of community pharmacists and promote public awareness of community pharmacy.
For more information on MSCP, contact MPA staff liaison Larry Wagenknecht at (517) 377-0226.

Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP)

MSHP represents MPA pharmacist members practicing in ambulatory care and health-system pharmacy settings.

MSHP Objectives

    • To foster the provision of patient-focused care by the pharmacy profession.
    • To develop model standards for patient-focused care which may be used to assess patient care outcomes, including patient satisfaction.
    • To provide educational support in preparing pharmacy practitioners.
    • To advocate the value of pharmacist contributions to patient care.
    • To disseminate information about implementing patient-focused care to pharmacy practitioners.
    • To facilitate communication among pharmacists, other health care team members, governmental agencies and the public.
    • To promote research to improve the quality of patient-focused care.
    • To identify, analyze and evaluate health care trends, and provide leadership in addressing legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting pharmacy practice.
    • To promote organizational leadership and membership.
For more on MSHP, contact MPA staff liaison Dianne Malburg at (517) 377-0223.

Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (MSPT)

MSPT represents MPA pharmacy technician members in all areas of practice.

MSPT Mission

    • to increase recognition from allied health professionals and the general public.
    • to assist pharmacists in providing patient-focused care.
    • to promote greater use of pharmacy technicians through a system of educational advancement.
    • to foster and encourage interprofessional relations with the state professional association of pharmacists and to establish positive dialogue with pharmacy practitioners.
    • to establish and maintain guidelines for the use and training of pharmacy technicians.
For more information on MSPT, please contact MPA staff liaison Larry Wagenknecht at (517) 377-0226.

Student Michigan Pharmacists Association (SMPA)

SMPA represents student pharmacists at the three colleges of pharmacy in Michigan: Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Student pharmacists receive key benefits with their membership, such as exclusive publications, information access and state-wide networking opportunities. SMPA members are also represented by the Student Pharmacist Executive Council. The Council consists of three students from each college of pharmacy in Michigan. The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the other representatives serving on the Council. In addition, the chairman serves as a voting member of the MPA Executive Board.

For more information on SMPA, please contact MPA staff liaison Dianne Malburg at (517) 377-0223.