According to the Bylaws of AACP, the Professional Affairs Committee is to study issues associated with the professional practice as they relate to pharmaceutical education, and to establish and improve working relationships with all other organizations in the field of health affairs. The Committee is also encouraged to address related agenda items relevant to its Bylaws charge and to identify issues for consideration by susequent committees, task forces, commissions, or other groups.
The 2014-15 Professional Affairs Committee will study several critical issues in the changing health care environment as they relate to experiential education. They will examine the contributions of experiential education, which encompasses up to 30% of the student pharmacists professional academic experience to the development of “practice-ready” pharmacy school graduates who are educated for current and future practice.
Professional Affairs Committee accompanying factors related to access, affordability (value), and accountability include: