Community-based Pharmacy Residents

As a champion of community-based pharmacy residency programs (CPRPs), we’ve collected the resources and opportunities below for community-based pharmacy residents to get the most out of their experience.

APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA–APPM)

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use, and advancing patient care. APhA-APPM has several special interest groups (SIGs) that residents can be involved in. Many SIGs have committees and work groups where APhA members can create resources, hold webinars, and work on various initiatives to support other pharmacist members in their practice.

Another opportunity for involvement is with the APhA–APPM Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Standing Committee, which provides opportunities for involvement during the residency year to residents nationwide. The purpose of this committee is to increase communication and interaction among pharmacy residents and fellows, grow leadership skills, and share best practices among postgraduate trainees across the country.

With APhA–APPM and its Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Standing Committee, you can connect with other pharmacy residents and fellows as well as learn more about available residency resources, tools, and elected and non-elected opportunities.

Reach out to Margaret Tomecki ( for more information on ways to get involved with this committee and APhA–APPM.

Learn more

Resident Well-being

Up to 70% of pharmacy residents report experiencing burnout, affecting residents' mental health and well-being. The new harmonized Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Residency Programs requires pharmacy residents to regularly self-assess their well-being and resilience and to be provided with strategies and resources for maintaining their well-being and resilience. APhA has resources available to support resident well-being.

The Well-being Index for Pharmacy Personnel is APhA’s research-validated online tool, invented by Mayo Clinic, that evaluates one’s fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety, and stress.


The APhA–APPM Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Standing Committee, Member Engagement Subcommittee has created an infographic that contains tips and resources for residents to explore self-care strategies and avoid burnout during the residency year.


APhA New Practitioner Network (NPN)

The APhA New Practitioner Network (NPN) is here to support and guide your transition from student to successful new practitioner. APhA’s NPN helps new pharmacy graduates discover opportunities, develop themselves and their professional network, and define the future of their profession and career through various programs, tools, and events. It helps new practitioners form connections that make the transition through life as a new practitioner a little easier.

With APhA’s NPN, you can serve as a New Practitioner Mentor to develop your mentorship skills while connecting with APhA–ASP chapters and interacting with student pharmacists. You can support your peers and the profession of pharmacy by serving in a leadership role with the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee (NPAC) and APhA NPN Standing Committees.

Learn more

APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition

The APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, held every year in spring, is the only meeting that brings together pharmacists from all practice settings and experience levels, empowering them with new knowledge, the latest clinical updates and research, and practical information that they can apply to their work.

Attending the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition lets you participate in high-quality educational programming, network with colleagues, and meet other residents across the country. It also offers education and training for CPRP program administrators as ancillary sessions.

The APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition offers several residency-specific sessions for residents, including 2 concurrent but independent CPRP open forums—one for residency program directors and preceptors, one for residents—to learn about current CPRP happenings and provide feedback. You can also engage with other CPRP members through the Community-based Pharmacy Residency Networking Reception, when we recognize the annual recipient of the Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award. We also offer education and training for CPRP program administrators as ancillary sessions – check out information on these offerings here.

Learn more