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NCPA Deadline Extended for NCPA 2010-2011 Executive Residency in Association Management

Interested in an Executive Residency in Association Management? The NCPA Executive Residency in Association Management application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 26, 2010.

As a new pharmacy school graduate, you will be prepared for an exciting career in the profession of pharmacy, but the NCPA Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association work that will provide you with distinction as a future leader in the health care field. As a resident, you will work on short and long-term projects developed to gain an understanding of the different departments in NCPA, including the management institute, government affairs, conventions and meetings, communications, student affairs, and the executive office.

To learn more about the program, please contact Caity Frail at or (703) 600-1182. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 26, 2010.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition helps young pharmacy entrepreneurs develop the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. Three finalist teams will compete at the 2010 NCPA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA and the winning team, along with their advisor and pharmacy school dean will travel to the 2011 Multiple Locations Conference in Palm Springs, CA!

Please visit the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition section on the NCPA website for application, sample business plan, and details of the competition. The deadline for business plan entry postmarks is May 15, 2010.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy®, an AmerisourceBergen® solution, is one of the nation's largest branded independent pharmacy networks with more than 3,700 members. To find out how to join the growing family of Good Neighbor Pharmacists, call 1.800.916.9101 or visit

NCPA Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year Award

The NCPA Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year Award recognizes a faculty liaison who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy, his/her NCPA Student Chapter, and the community. Candidates for the award must be an advisor of an NCPA Student Chapter. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please click on the following link for instructions on how to nominate your outstanding faculty liaison: NCPA Faculty Liaison of the Year Nomination.

NCPA’s 2010 Annual Conference on National Legislation and Government Affairs

The NCPA Legislative Conference will be held on May 10-12, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The cost to NCPA student members is discounted at $50 and the cost for NCPA non-student members is $75. Engaging in the political process is vital to the future of your profession! If you are interested in attending the NCPA Legislative Conference, please register online.

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.

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NCPA Prescription Disposal Program
To commemorate Earth Week 2010 (April 17-24), the NCPA Prescription Disposal Program is offering NCPA members a nearly 20% discount on the Sharps TAKEAWAY™ Environmental Return System plus free shipping and promotional materials. Students can partner with a local NCPA member pharmacy to assist the local pharmacy in advertising or can assist in collection during Earth Week. Interested? Visit the Members Only section on under Prescription Disposal Program or contact for more information.

Community Pharmacy Foundation Patient Medication Safety Public Campaign
The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) is sponsoring a patient medication safety public campaign contest during the month of April, 2010. All student pharmacy organizations, including NCPA student chapters, are eligible to participate in the campaign contest. A public education "Tool Kit" has been prepared by the CPF to assist chapters in easily launching this public education campaign in your community as a great public service of your organization, your college of pharmacy, and your future profession. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the top 4 chapter activities and the chapter with the most novel public education "tool" created for the campaign will receive $500. For more information and to receive the "Tool Kit", please contact Afton Yurkon at For more information on the Community Pharmacy Foundation, visit

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Dates & Deadlines

March 26, 2010
Executive Residency Application Deadline

April 15, 2010
NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship Program Deadline

April 20, 2010
NCPA Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year Award Deadline

May 15, 2010
Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition Entry Deadline

May 31, 2010
Political Advocacy Challenge Deadline

MTM/Wellness Challenge Deadline

Chapter of the Year Application Deadline

Need a Speaker for a Meeting at Your School?
Contact Afton Yurkon, Associate Director of Student Affairs, at (703) 838-2696 to schedule a time that works for you.

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