Student Organizations

The Student Association of Consultant and Geriatric Pharmacists (SACGP)

SACGP is a student organization committed to encouraging and facilitating student pharmacists’ involvement with older adults. The organization hosts numerous opportunities for members to apply their knowledge and skills to working with older adults. SACGP members can be found delivering educational talks at the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, lobbying for issues of interest to geriatric pharmacists through the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists’ Virtual Lobby Day, and coordinating blood pressure screenings, immunization clinics, and comprehensive health fairs at local retirement and assisted living facility communities. SACGP student leaders facilitate professional development opportunities throughout the year, including geriatric pharmacist shadowing and consultant pharmacist roundtable discussions. SACGP members work with the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Group to identify new opportunities for community engagement and scholarship. Learn more about our educational opportunities in geriatrics.


The Virginia and Linwood Leavitt Scholarship in Senior Care Pharmacy

This fund provides merit scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at VCU School of Pharmacy who demonstrate interest and achievement in senior care pharmacy.  Linwood Leavitt was a graduate of the VCU School of Pharmacy (P'41) who made his career in independent community pharmacy.  He served on the Board of Pharmacy in Virginia and as President of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.  Virginia and Linwood's passion for providing care for older adults in their community are honored for this scholarship.  Announcements of scholarship availability are made to all students annually through the Office of Admissions and Student Services.‌

Award for Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy

This award recognizes a graduating PharmD student who has excelled in geriatric pharmacy and is presented at the annual graduation awards program.

McFarlane Scholars Program

The McFarlane Scholars Program is a paid summer internship featuring didactic, clinical and research experiences for pharmacy students completing their P2 year who are interested in advancing geriatrics care. Students are matched with faculty mentors to conduct a capstone project designed to optimize care for older adults, which may be continued during the academic year through an independent study. Students receive a $2,500 award to conduct their summer projects. 10 spots are available for the 2024 program.