Practice Sections

One of the best parts of your MPA membership is your complimentary membership to a practice section of your choice.

Each practice section offers unique networking and collaboration opportunities. More information about each section is below. If you're already a member of a section use the left navigation to access member-only content exclusive to your practice area. Contact MPA if you are having issues logging into your account or accessing your practice section information.

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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare team members, governmental agencies and the public.
  • To promote research to improve the quality of patient-focused care.
  • To identify, analyze and evaluate healthcare 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 Penney Aiken at (517) 377-0222. 

Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (MSPT)

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

MSPT Mission:

  • Increase recognition from allied health professionals and the general public.to assist pharmacists in providing patient-focused care.
  • Promote greater use of pharmacy technicians through a system of educational advancement.
  • Foster and encourage interprofessional relations with the state professional association of pharmacists and to establish positive dialogue with pharmacy practitioners.
  • 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.