NCPA Executive Residency Program

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Executive Residency provides an integrative experience in business skills and association management to an outstanding doctor of pharmacy graduate. Through a year of project-based learning at NCPA headquarters, the resident gains a deeper understanding of the organization and its role in supporting community pharmacists. Upon completing the program, the NCPA resident is well-trained to tackle his or her professional endeavors with confidence, proficiency, and resources for success.


The National Community Pharmacists Association Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association work or independent practice that will provide you with distinction as a future leader in the health care field. This residency program, conducted at NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, VA, helps distinguish you from your fellow graduates by opening up new and rewarding opportunities for you in numerous areas.


NCPA's headquarters is located in Old Town Alexandria, and is just steps away from the King Street Metro station. Alexandria, hometown of George Washington, is rich in tradition, with a history that dates back more than 350 years. Alexandria is also only five miles from the heart of downtown Washington D.C., an international city with a cosmopolitan flair. Washington D.C. is home to the National Mall, historic monuments, the Smithsonian, and many other attractions. It also boasts a variety of unique neighborhoods, each with its own style, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops, and plenty of nightlife.

Improve your executive leadership skills by contributing to the following departments: NCPA Innovation Center, Strategic Initiatives, Convention and Meetings, and Government Affairs. Opportunities include travel to various meetings, conventions, and conferences held by other national and state pharmacy organizations and participation in joint pharmacy committee meetings, where you with have the opportunity to network with other health care professionals. NCPA's Executive Resident receives an annual stipend as well as relocation assistance. As an NCPA employee, you receive a full benefits package that includes: 15 vacation days, government holidays, health/dental insurance and eligibility for a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

The NCPA Executive Residency offered me the chance to establish a network including community pharmacists from coast-to-coast and see the 'future of pharmacy' in practice today in incredibly innovative pharmacies making programs work that are good for their patients and their communities." - Kevin Day, 2014-2016 NCPA Executive Resident


The 2017-2018 NCPA Executive Residency application deadline is December 31, 2016. Applications should be submitted to

For questions, please contact:
Alexander Tu, PharmD
2016-2017 NCPA Executive Resident
(703) 600-1187

"During pharmacy school, both community pharmacy and association management fascinated me. The NCPA Executive Residency program was the perfect intersection of my interests. As the Resident I developed programs and resources to support community pharmacists with marketplace changes, a skillset that has served me well in staff roles. Community pharmacies have a profound impact on their neighborhoods, and I feel beyond honored to work to support them through enhanced service implementation every day." - Bri Morris, 2013-2014 NCPA Executive Resident

NCPA Executive Residents:

2016-2017: Alexander Tu
2014-2016: Kevin Day
2013-2014: Bri Morris
2012-2013: Whitney Cowart
2011-2012: Jane Hong
2009-2010: Caity Frail
2008-2009: Carolyn Ha
2007-2008: Judith Okafor
2006-2007: Bryan Ziegler
2005-2006: Jackie Lopez
2004-2005: Linda Mick
2003-2004: Stacy Swartz
2002-2003: Scott Pace
2001-2002: Tom Murry