Student Organizations

Student Council

The Student Council is the official representative body of the students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. It is composed of the presidents of each professional year class and nine representatives elected from the student body.  For more information, please contact Prof. Myriam L. González, at (787) 758-2525, ext. 5407. 

University of Puerto Rico, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Chapter

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has student chapters in every school and college of pharmacy throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  The student chapter was founded in 2002 and is open to all students in good standing that are interested in pharmacy practice in health systems.  The Student Society has, among others, the following goals: to encourage all students to embrace the mission of pharmacy to help make the best use of medications and provide patient care, increase student awareness of current issues facing the pharmacy profession, make information available to those students who are interested in residency and fellowship training, provide opportunities to develop leadership capabilities within the school and profession, increase awareness of careers in health systems and represent the UPR School of Pharmacy in the ASHP Midyear National Clinical Skills Competition and other national activities. 

As members of the UPR-ASHP chapter, students are automatically enrolled in the Pharmacy Student Forum.  Students receive a by-monthly journal for pharmacist, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists (AJHP), weekly electronic NewsLinks, online career service, an extensive line of world-class publications and software products at discount prices, financial service programs, discounts for the Annual Meeting, the Midyear Clinical Meeting and other educational activities sponsored by the society.  Through the custom view at students can learn more about careers, residency programs, internships and rotations in hospital and health-system pharmacy, networking opportunities, Forum activities and more.  For more information, please contact Dr. Mirza D. Martínez ( at 787-758-2525, ext. 5316.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Student Chapter

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) strives to serve the needs and interests of students studying in the pharmaceutical sciences.  Currently, AAPS supports Student Chapters at School of Pharmacy across the United States, in Puerto Rico, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. 

Membership in an AAPS Student Chapter, which generally resides in a College of Pharmacy, is open to students and postdoctoral fellows from a wide array of academic degrees and disciplines, and students outside of schools of pharmacy. 

AAPS Student Chapters enable students pursuing graduate degrees in the pharmaceutical and related sciences to: 

Increase their awareness of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical
  industry, academia, and government;

Gain access to educational programs on the various aspects of drug

Have opportunities for professional advancement and leadership development

Facilitate participation in AAPS outreach activities at the local, regional,
  national, and international levels.

To support these activities and functions, AAPS provides a stipend to the Student Chapter based on the number of members.  The funds can be used for any chapter-related activities, including journal clubs, scientific seminars, speaking engagements, social events, and recruitment activities.  In addition, the Student/Postdoc Outreach and Development (SPOD) Committee has a total of $50,000 USD per year to support student-initiated programs such as PGSRM, GRASP, GPEN, and others. 

A brief presentation on AAPS student chapters and benefits is available at

For more information, please contact Dr. Evone Ghaly ( at (787) 758- 2525 ext. 5417. 

Community Engagement

See information about our School Centers and Services, click on one of the links below.

Center for Drug
Information and Research

Continuing Education and Professional Studies Division

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Museum of Pharmacy and Medicinal Plants


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