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Last chance to apply for the NCPA Summer Internship and Executive Residency!

Opportunities for Students and New Graduates
Empower yourself with the resources for success through an internship, residency, or rotation at National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) headquarters in Alexandria, VA! Don't miss out on exciting opportunities provided by the NCPA and the NCPA Foundation! The deadline for the NCPA executive residency and summer internship is Friday, January 15, 2010... get started on your application today!

NCPA 2011 Summer Internship:
Join our team for the summer! The NCPA Summer Internship is a ten-week program conducted at NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The internship begins in May or June (start date is flexible) and a stipend is provided. The intern may gain up to 350 externship/internship hours toward licensure, depending upon each State's board of pharmacy regulations.

The Summer Intern will be located in the Management Institute Department and will become acquainted with association management and several NCPA departments.

NCPA 2010-2011 Executive Residency in Association Management:
For grads looking to expand their knowledge of community pharmacy, independent pharmacy ownership, and cutting-edge pharmacy issues... look no further! The Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association management and gives you the distinction as a future leader in the health care field.

During your tenure as NCPA Executive Resident, you will interact with influential members of the health care industry. Issues impacting community pharmacy will constantly present themselves, and you will see how NCPA manages the day-to-day challenges and opportunities on behalf of community pharmacy.

NCPA 2010-2011 Elective Rotations in Association Management:
NCPA is pleased to offer an elective rotation in national association management, with an emphasis on community pharmacy practice, to all colleges and schools of pharmacy. Students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will gain experience with the operations and activities of a national pharmacy association, while also learning about the vast number of opportunities available in community pharmacy practice.

Interested? To find out more about these programs including applications, please visit the Internship, Rotations, and Residency section of the NCPA Web site or for questions, contact Afton Yurkon, Associate Director of Student Affairs, at (703) 838-2696 or email Applications for the summer internship and residency must be postmarked by Friday, January 15, 2010.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition
While you are gearing up for a new, exciting semester, it's not too early to start thinking about your business plan! The business plan competition helps young pharmacy entrepreneurs develop the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy.

Give yourself plenty of time to get your team together, brainstorm ideas, and write the plan. Below is an example of a typical timeline that business plan completion teams follow:
Getting a team together and meet with the team advisor: 2-4 weeks
Brainstorm ideas, visit pharmacies (if needed): 4 weeks
Write a rough draft of the plan, have your advisor review: 4 weeks
Make final changes and touch ups: 2-4 weeks

The deadline for business plan entries is May 1, 2010. Please visit the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition section on the NCPA Web site for an application, sample business plan, and details of the competition. For questions, contact Afton Yurkon, Associate Director of Student Affairs, at (703) 838-2696 or email

Interested in Government Affairs? Sign Up to Receive Legislative Action Alerts!
Pharmacy students and pharmacists can promote our issues to policymakers by using the NCPA Legislative Action Center. We need your help now more than ever! Sign up for regular action alerts that provide updates and requests for you to contact your member of Congress on issues of importance. Put a local face on national issues. Ensure your representatives in Washington, DC understand the important role that you play in health care delivery to the community.

Need a Speaker for a Meeting at Your School?
Contact Afton Yurkon, Associate Director of Student Affairs, at (703) 838-2696 or email to schedule a time that works for you. NCPA would love to visit your school!

Have You Renewed Your Dues?
It's not too late! Visit the NPCA Web site to take advantage of a multitude of student member benefits such as, leadership opportunities, reduced meeting registration, the NCPA Summer Internship, Executive Residency, Elective Experiential Rotations, and more!!! Visit today to renew your dues and obtain a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich your educational experience, gain valuable and real world skills and have fun in the process!

February 19, 2010

Dates & Deadlines

January 15
Executive Residency and Summer Internship
Application Deadline

February 5-7
NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop: Dallas, TX

February 17-21
Multiple Locations Conference: St. Thomas, VI (invitation only)

March 1
Chapter Outstanding Member of the Year Award deadline

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