The Professional Alumni Student Association, also known as PASA, is an interprofessional student organization with members from all of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs including Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Public Health. The main goal of our organization is to provide students with the opportunity to network with students from other programs as well as alumni from every program in order to promote interprofessional education and an understanding of how all components of the healthcare team work together for the patient. We host events throughout the semester and our alumni are always happy to come to these events to speak with us about what they do. We’ve hosted several events focused on alumni and their role in public health, their nontraditional career paths, and how they have approached the financial burden of student debt. PASA provides us with access to these alumni who have insight and experience that we as students can use to benefit ourselves in our journey as healthcare professionals. I have been involved in PASA since the beginning of my first year of pharmacy school and I am so grateful for the opportunities it has given me to grow as a leader, develop interprofessional skills, and network with other students and alumni.
Hannah Sandridge, P2