FAQ

IPSF produces and distributes many publications during the year, as it is very important for us to be in permanent contact with our members and pharmacy students all over the world. Our goal is to disseminate as much information as possible about our members to others, in order to motivate others to become actively involved in their education and profession.

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All about IPSF

How can I be a part of the IPSF team?

Any IPSF member can apply to be part of the IPSF team. The call for IPSF Executive Committee and Regional Working Groups are shared at least a month before World Congress and respective Regional Symposia. The call for the rest of the IPSF team positions is shared on the IPSF website and social media after World Congress, usually in the second half of August.

How can we collaborate with your federation?

If you are interested in collaborating with IPSF, please contact the IPSF Chairperson of External Relations at external@ipsf.org for further details.

If I am selected to be part of the IPSF team, is it necessary for me to travel to the Netherlands during the year? How often must I travel for IPSF events? How does the IPSF team communicate with each other?

Travelling is not an obligation of any position on the IPSF team. IPSF team members are highly encouraged to attend IPSF World Congress and/or Regional Symposia as well as in-person-meetings of your respective portfolio. Online meetings are conducted via video meeting platforms such as GoToMeeting or Skype.

How can I participate in SEP?

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is the largest exchange programme for pharmacy students and recent graduates. You can find out more about the project on the IPSF website (www.ipsf.org) under the Student Exchange Programme tab. There you can find a list of countries that offer SEP as well as the contact information of Student Exchange Officers (SEOs) from each country who can help guide you through the process. For all questions about SEP, please contact the IPSF Chairperson of Student Exchange on sep@ipsf.org.

Where can I find more information about each of the positions and roles for the IPSF team?

Please refer to pages 26-39 of the IPSF Official Documents for more information on each of the IPSF team positions. The IPSF Official Documents can be found on the IPSF website using the following link: https://www.ipsf.org/offical-documents

How can my university join IPSF?

Send an expression of interest email to the IPSF Chairperson of Internal Relations, internal@ipsf.org, and Membership Coordinator at membership@ipsf.org. They will guide you through the membership application process.

What services does IPSF offer?

IPSF is the leading global advocacy organization for pharmaceutical students and recent graduates. It aims to improved public health by offering professional and personal development opportunities for pharmacy and pharmaceutical students.

For more information about IPSF events, projects and partnerships or to learn about different opportunities IPSF offers pharmacy students and recent graduates, please head to our website at www.ipsf.org and follow our social media channels.

Can you provide me with more details about the federation?

IPSF was founded in 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London, United Kingdom. The Federation now represents approximately 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 80 countries worldwide. IPSF is the leading international advocacy organisation for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. The Federation promotes improved public health through the provision of information, education, and networking opportunities as well as a range of publications and professional activities. To learn more about IPSF projects and events, please follow our website www.ipsf.org and social media channels. 

How can I join the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation?

There are several ways you can join IPSF. If there is a national organization in your country that is a member association of IPSF, you can apply for membership with their organization and automatically become an IPSF member. If there is no IPSF member organization in your country and you are a pharmacy or pharmaceutical student or recent graduate up to four years after graduation, you can become an IPSF Individual Member by contacting join@ipsf.org. If you would like to support IPSF and are not from the pharmaceutical profession, you can become a Friend of the Federation by contacting affiliation@ipsf.org. If your organization would like to join IPSF, please contact membership@ipsf.org for further details.