AIHP Student Certificate Program

To:  Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy

From:  Gregory J. Higby, Executive Director

Each year the Student Certificate Program of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy encourages and recognizes historical study and other historical activities among undergraduate pharmacy students. We hope to make some further contribution nationally toward an appreciation of the humanistic side of pharmacy among students entering the profession. There is no obligation on your part, unless you wish to designate a student to receive a Certificate of Recognition from the AIHP. The method and basis for selection is left to your judgment, as long as it remains within the general spirit and framework of this project as described below. There is no set deadline for submitting the address of the student selected, so the presentation can be made at a time most appropriate for your school. We look forward to your participation this year and every year that you have a student who merits special recognition, whether through course achievement or other historical activities.

Purpose of Certificate Program:

The primary purpose is to recognize and encourage superior achievement in the pharmaco-historical study or activity by a student in each school of pharmacy in the United States that wishes to participate. The basis for awarding a recognition certificate is primarily to recognize the student earning the best record in a course mainly devoted to pharmaceutical history, as judged by the instructor in charge. To accommodate schools that do not offer such a course, the scope of the project includes recognition of a student in a local competition who best carries out some other type of pharmaco-historical activity (e.g. historical essay, collecting books or artifacts for himself or the school, historical photography, historical hobbies, etc.).

Nature of Certificate Program:

At a local occasion selected by the faculty member serving as liaison with the AIHP, the school presents, on behalf of AIHP, a certificate recognizing the student’s achievements.  Such an award by the AIHP should supplement any similar award in individual schools, which may be supported in the name of an individual sponsor.

Certificate Nomination Form:

AIHP Student Certificate Nomination Form