What is APSA?

As the largest organization at the USC School of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacy Student Alliance (APSA) is a professional pharmacy organization unique to USC. APSA is an umbrella organization that encompasses five independent organizations:

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP)
International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF)

Why should I join?

APSA members have the opportunity to represent our profession and our university on a nationwide level while developing personal, professional, and leadership abilities through unique programming and networking events. APSA is a distinguished organization that prioritizes unity among the profession, legislative outreach to move our profession forward, and award winning patient care projects. APSA embodies everything that the Trojan family represents: unity, outreach, and progress.

Pharmacy is a constantly evolving profession. APSA allows its members to be at the forefront of change alongside fellow students and pharmacists.

APSA members receive exclusive access to:
Patient care committees
Educational events
Professional and personal development events
Leadership development
Networking opportunities with students and Pharmacists around the nation
Discounted conference registration fees
Scholarships for conferences

How do I join?

The APSA family welcomes you to the 2016-2017 academic year! Start off the year right by joining APSA! We are continuing to reinvent ourselves and expand programs for our members. By becoming an APSA member, you will be able to attend local and national conferences at a discounted rate, receive scholarships, network at professional events, take up leadership positions, and much much more. Don’t wait, join now!


Early Incoming P4 Membership

Membership options:

$185 Dual Membership fo APhA/CPhA/IPSF and ASHP/CSHP: $45 online (APhA) and $140 check (APSA)

$110 for APhA/CPhA/IPSF only: $45 online (APhA) and $65 check (APSA)

$110 Single Standard for ASHP/CSHP: $110 check (APSA)

Registration steps:

1) Complete the electronic APSA application

2) Submit your check for membership payment made out to “APSA” or Venmo Director of Finance Isabel Chu @Isabel-Chu

3) Write in the memo section if you are applying for Dual Membership, APhA/CPhA/IPSF Single Standard, or ASHP/CSHP Single Standard

4) After you register for APhA please e-mail the receipt confirmation to Shirley Wu at

Membership Registration Instructions

APSA Membership Instructions 


The deadline for joining APSA is Monday, May 15, 2017


Membership Requirements

To remain an ACTIVE APSA member, students must perform the following requirements per year:

·1 Health Fair

·1 General Meeting

·1 Local Association Meeting/Conference

·1 Professional Event

You must perform all these requirements for 3 years to get a graduation cord