Wellness and Resilience in Pharmacy Education

AACP Resource

AACP Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-being and Resilience

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is deeply committed to collaborating with other health profession organizations and stakeholders to promote positive well-being and resilience among health care providers, educators, and students. AACP recognizes that stress and anxiety can have devastating consequences on mental health, student learning, patient care, and the community at large.  AACP has adopted two policy statements to demonstrate its commitment to well-being in pharmacy education. View the full statement.

AACP encourages schools and colleges of pharmacy to proactively promote overall wellness and stress management techniques to students, faculty, and staff. 

AACP Policy Statement (Source: Student Affairs Committee, 2017)

AACP believes that all administrators, faculty, staff, preceptors, student pharmacists and alumni should contribute to a culture of wellness and resilience in pharmacy education.

AACP Policy Statement (Source: Student Affairs Committee, 2018)

AACP provides resources to assist pharmacy colleges and school in creating a culture of wellness and building positive wellbeing among students, faculty, preceptors, and staff.

Related AACP Standing Committee Reports

Past Institutes

After a successful 2018 Fall Institute, AACP provided an encore 2019 Spring Institute, "Strategies to Promote a Culture of Well-being among Students and Faculty." The Institutes recognized that stress, anxiety and tragedy are disruptive to student learning. Colleges and schools of pharmacy should provide mindful programs to support an environment of well-being for students, and faculty, which will help minimize the impact of these pressures.

Substance Abuse

The Pharmacy Educator’s Role in Prevention and Recovery

Guidelines for the Development of Addiction and Related Disorders: Policies for Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy

Substance Abuse Education & Assistance SIG on AACP Connect


Below is a list of selected articles on well-being and resilience in academic pharmacy published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE).


Recent AACP webinars have focused on the topics of mental health and resilience among pharmacy students and faculty, and are available below. AACP will launch a new series of related webinars for member institutions beginning in November 2018 via AACP Connect.

Mental Health Crisis: What Do I Do Now

Mental Wellness: Addressing our Students’ Mental Health and Emotional Needs

Resilience: An Essential Component of Today’s Pharmacist