History of QPSA
Established in 1948, The Queensland Pharmacy Students’ Association (QPSA) is a not-for-profit association run by and for pharmacy students at the University of Queensland (UQ). QPSA are based at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) adjacent to the Princess Alexandra Hospital at Woolloongabba.
QPSA have a proud tradition of offering members numerous opportunities outside their pharmacy degree, including educational, social, and sporting events.
They passionately advocate to bring students closer to the profession and extend their knowledge whilst nurturing positive change at the university. QPSA runs regular educational sessions aimed at all things pharmacy, strengthening students practical knowledge with topics not fully captured during the degree. Hosting several professional education sessions partnering with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The Pharmaceutical Society, The Society of Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd, and the UQ School of Pharmacy to involve students with the profession early.
They also host networking opportunities with clinical pharmacists from various backgrounds allowing students to explore the pharmacy profession. QPSA boasts an ever-growing social calendar, from pub crawls to the gala ball and sporting involvement in UQ interfaculty competitions.
QPSA have a jammed-packed calendar for 2021 filled with excellent educational, social, and pharmacy-centred events.
And many more!
Benefits of QPSA Membership:
Discounted placement shirts
Automatic membership to the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) and the International Pharmacy Students' Federation (IPSF)
Opportunity to hold a position on the QPSA Committee or be involved in the QPSA Help Team: "QPSA Aces"
Subscription to ePlacebo: regular industry relevant information emailed to you from NAPSA
Discounted textbooks including:
Opportunity to attend numerous education events (free for QPSA members) including:
Smith and Nephew Wound Care
Interviews & Resumes
Diverse Roles in Pharmacy
ITP Information Night
Discounted tickets for social events including:
QPSA Annual Pharmacy Ball
Fourth year graduation dinner
UQ Allied Health 'Scrub Crawl'
QPSA Membership in 2021 costs: $15 per year or $55 for a 4-year membership
Membership is not valid until payment has been received. Each student will receive an email notification once their payment has been processed.
Aside from Market Day, all memberships are required to be paid in full and online via the QPSA website under "Memberships."