Mark your calendar

April 12

SLC Townhall: Flip the Pharmacy and CPESN

May 17

PCCA Fundamentals of Compounding 10-week Online Course

May 17

PCCA Veterinary Compounding 10-week Online Course

May 20-21

PCCA Introductory Compounding Boot Camp in Houston, TX

May 24

Ownership Workshop student scholarship applications due

May 30

Submissions due for 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

June 21-22

PCCA Introductory Compounding Boot Camp in Houston, TX

June 30

National Preceptor of the Year nominations due

July 12-13

PCCA Introductory Compounding Boot Camp in Houston, TX

August 9-10

PCCA Introductory Compounding Boot Camp in Houston, TX

October 9-12

NCPA Annual Convention

#NCPAStudentStrong April 2021

Register for the April SLC Townhall — Flip the Pharmacy and CPESN Update

On Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ET, join this SLC Townhall as we provide a general update on CPESN and one of its biggest projects, "Flip the Pharmacy." Learn how these two initiatives are evolving community pharmacy practice and how they are contributing towards the effort in recognizing pharmacists as providers and what this means for future practice. We will also be looking at eCare Plan documentation and how this has played a role in payer engagement and reimbursement for community pharmacy services.

Click here to register.

We have got new Facebook and Instagram pages!

This month we launched NCPA Student Pharmacists — the new Facebook page and Instagram account made just for you. Look for @ncpastudents on both platforms and like/follow for great content including member highlights and upcoming events. Does your chapter have a Facebook or Instagram page? Be sure to have them like/follow us as well.

PCCA Fundamentals of Compounding Online Course

The Fundamentals of Compounding Online Course will begin by introducing students to the various dosage forms used in pharmaceutical compounding. Materials cover the interrelationships between the physical and chemical aspects of compounding, the acceptable techniques of preparing individual prescriptions, as well as the regulatory guidelines available governing this practice. Students will learn to determine which dosage forms are appropriate dependent on the needs of the patient. Students will interact with other enthusiastic students as they attempt to solve "real world" case studies, learning how compounding is an integral part of a pharmaceutical care practice. The course will also touch upon compounding as a business opportunity.

This online course begins May 17, 2021 click here to register.

PCCA Veterinary Compounding Online Course

These online self-paced modules teach students:

  • The anatomy, physiology, disease states and drug therapy for various species including canine, feline, equine and exotics

  • Resources frequently used for veterinary drug information

  • Comprehensive veterinary pharmacotherapy and applications to compounding for veterinary patients

  • Legal and ethical requirements of compounding for animals

This online course begins May 17, 2021 click here to register.

PCCA Introductory Compounding Boot Camps in Houston, TX

PCCA Institute's two-day, on-site Boot Camp introduces students to unique dosage forms, basic compounding techniques, regulatory updates, and quality and safety aspects used by contemporary compounding pharmacists. Attendees will get hands-on experience in our newly renovated education lab, with equipment and technology designed to simulate a compounding environment based on the latest USP guidelines.

Boot camp graduates are eligible to complete PCCA Institute's Advanced and Veterinary Compounding Lab courses.

Following updated cleaning/disinfecting guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PCCA has put several measures into place. Click here for more details.

Upcoming dates and registration links: May 20-21; June 21-22; July 12-13; August 9-10

Submissions due for 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

To promote interest in independent community pharmacy ownership, NCPA and the NCPA Foundation have established the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. The goal of the Competition is to motivate student pharmacists to create the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. Through this competition, NCPA is better able to prepare tomorrow's pharmacy entrepreneurs for a successful future.

Click here to check out our website for Resources and Application.

Graduating from pharmacy school in 2021 or 2022?

Don't forget to take advantage of the membership discounts we have for final year student pharmacists and recent pharmacy school graduates. Here's a pdf that summaries them all! Use the JotForm link to renew your membership today!

Some of the highlights include receiving a copy of "Opening a Pharmacy" or "Buying a Pharmacy" from our bookstore when you take advantage of the final year student pharmacist member rate by paying for your last year of student membership and your first year of recent pharmacy school graduate membership in one go. That's a $100 value added! Graduating this year? Your first year out of school is only $55 to renew your membership!!!

Don't miss these great opportunities to stay involved at NCPA and continue to help move the practice of pharmacy forward.

NCPA student lapel pins available for purchase

The NCPA Student Affairs department understands the time, effort, and commitment involved in becoming a chapter officer. That is why we offer NCPA chapter officer pins. Each chapter officer can receive a lapel pin that signifies their support and dedication to independent community pharmacy and NCPA. These pins are excellent tokens to distribute at your chapter officer installation ceremony. At $7.50 each, there is minimal cost to the chapter. For $5 each, ALL your members can show their support of independent community pharmacy by wearing the NCPA lapel pin.

Complete the order form and return to the NCPA Foundation with payment. Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions or to pay by credit card.

NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop student scholarships

The NCPA Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual provide a limited number of student scholarships for the Pharmacy Ownership Workshop sponsored by McKesson and in part by Live Oak Bank and Pharmacists Mutual Companies. This is a soup-to-nuts crash course on pharmacy ownership, whether you are starting from the ground up, purchasing an existing store, or expanding to become a multi-store owner. If you are interested in attending the June 12-13, 2021 Virtual Pharmacy Ownership apply now for a scholarship.

Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions.

National Preceptor of the Year Nominations are open

Do you know a pharmacist who has made a significant contribution to the education of pharmacy students as a preceptor in a community practice setting? Nominate an owner, manager, or staff pharmacist of an independent pharmacy who has demonstrated high standards of professionalism and a commitment to students as a professional mentor and teacher. Nominations are due June 30. Visit NCPA Foundation Awards for information.

Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions.

Schedule a virtual visit from NCPA

NCPA wants to connect with members at your chapter. Contact to request a virtual visit at an upcoming meeting.

Connect with your Student Leadership Council Representative

Find your chapter's region representative contact information here to schedule a chapter visit or officer meeting. Student Leadership Council exists to represent you as a member at the national association. Use your representative as a resource for strengthening your student chapter. Interested in becoming a Student Leadership Council Representative? Contact your region's representative to learn more about the position.

Connect with other students

Join the new NCPA Student Pharmacists page to connect with fellow students and stay up to date on events and deadlines.

Follow us on Instagram

We've also created a new Instagram account for NCPA student members too — @ncpastudents. Continue following NCPA on Instagram for community pharmacy advocacy, innovations, and business education! @commpharmacy

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