University of the Philippines Pharmaceutical Association
The UPPhA refers to the University of the Philippines Pharmaceutical Association. It is the Alpha Chapter of the Federation of Junior Chapters of the Philippine Pharmacists’ Association (FJCPPhA). The UPPhA is a democratic organisation of the students of the University of the Philippines College of Pharmacy. It promotes and defends the standards of honour and excellence of the College. It adheres to the policy of equality, academic freedom, cooperation, and amity with other student organisations of the entire University of the Philippines System. The UPPhA shall be the effective medium for the broadest student participation regarding any issue that affects itself, the College, the University, or the country.
The UPPhA holds various projects which aim to foster a friendly and less stressful environment for our students and to provide an avenue for personal and professional growth. Recently, we supported the IPSF Country Campaign on mental health to bring awareness to the global issue. Locally, we confined with the masses on the celebration of the newly passed RA 11036 Mental Health Act which is a step closer towards justice for those with mental illness. The UPPhA supported the Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, bringing awareness to the issue. We hosted the annual national Patient Counselling Event for pharmacy students. Annually, the UPPhA holds the Philippine Pharmacy Summit wherein student pharmacists from all over the country are invited to learn from renowned speakers from different fields of pharmacy. Last year’s theme revolved around “Unbound and Unfazed (Unclasping the Stereotypical Chains and Head-on Tackling the Different Societal Issues Faced by a Filipino Pharmacist)”.
PHILIPPINE PHARMACY SUMMIT (PPS)
The Philippine Pharmacy Summit is an annual conference where student pharmacists from all over the country get to learn from renowned speakers of different fields of pharmacy.
The Adopt-A-Ward is an annual outreach program of the College wherein volunteers celebrate the Christmas spirit with an adopted ward in the Philippine General Hospital. Students gave out gifts and performed to give joy to the patients.
ALTERNATIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE (ACLE)
ACLE is an event produced by the collaboration of the college’s various organisations. Activities showcasing the Filipino culture are done during ACLE as a gift for our visiting exchange students.