D.C. Metro Student Pharmacists Association - DSPA

Mission: To promote health and provide opportunities for the development of student pharmacists.

Our Goals:

  • To encourage student pharmacists' interactions with faculty, pharmacists, and other health disciplines
  • To promote collaboration
  • To educate the community about health issues
  • To promote volunteerism in underserved area


Founded in 2007, DSPA is the first pharmacy student organization headquartered at the Shady Grove campus for the University of Maryland.

DSPA educates its members on the unique healthcare needs of the DC-Metro area residents & acts upon these needs through community service events.

DSPA members will develop as student pharmacists through a variety of opportunities in the DC-Metro area, while focusing on the advancement and promotion of better health practices within the community.