CPHS Acronym Dictionary

Student Organizations:

  • Student Government:
    • SGA - Student Governance Association – implemented 2014-15
    • DSAC (Deans Student Advisory Council) – 2013-14 and prior
  • DRxUGS - Drake University Rx (Pharmacy) Unified Group of Students
    • AMCP - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
    • APhA-ASP - American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Students in Pharmacy
    • ASHP - American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy
    • CPFI - Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
    • NCPA - National Community Pharmacy Association
    • SCCP – Student chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
    • SNAPhA - Student National Pharmacists Association
  • Professional Fraternities:
    • PDX - Phi Delta Chi
    • LKS - Lambda Kappa Sigma
    • Ky - Kappa Psi
  • Other Organizations:
    • HSSO - Health Sciences Student Organization
    • CLC – Collaborative Leadership Council (comprised of the DRxUGS, Professional Fraternities, and other organizations)
    • IPA - Iowa Pharmacy Association
    • AACP - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    • AAPS - American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • ASCP – American Society for Consultant Pharmacy
  • CPHS Opportunities
    • D-PREP - Discover Drake - Prepare, Research, Explore Pharmacy
    • DELTA Rx - Drake Entrepreneurial Leadership Tools for Advancement
    • SLDS - Student Leadership Development Series

Campus Offices

  • OASAS - Office of Academic and Student Affairs Services
  • PCDS - Professional & Career Development Service

Pharmacy Curriculum

  • APPE - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (also known as P4 rotations)
  • CAPS - Career, Academic, and Professional Success
  • IPE - Inter-Professional Education
  • IPPE - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
  • OTC - Over-the-Counter Medications
  • PBA - Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences Department
  • PDA - Principles of Drug Action
  • PSA - Pharmacy Skills & Applications (BPSA - Basic PSA; IPSA - Intermediate PSA; APSA - Advanced PSA)
  • TDM - Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

 

Regulatory/Licensure:

  • ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • IBP - Iowa Board of Pharmacy
  • MPJE - Multi-state Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination
  • NABP - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • NAPLEX - North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination 

Other Institutions:

  • DMU – Des Moines University
  • DMACC – Des Moines Area Community College
  • UI – University of Iowa

 

Pharmacy Profession:

  • ACA - Accountable Care Act
  • ACO - Accountable Care Organization
  • MTM - Medical Therapy Management
  • PBM - Pharmacy Benefit Manager
  • PSAO - Pharmacy Services Administration Organization

 

Other acronyms, including many medical terms can be found at:   http://www.allacronyms.com/pharmacy/topic

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