The APhA New Practitioner Network is here to support and to guide your transition from student to successful new practitioner, and beyond. Together APhA helps new graduates discover opportunities in pharmacy, develop themselves and their professional network, and define the future of their profession and career. The APhA New Practitioner Network provides programs, tools, and connections to assist you in making the transition through new practitioner life a little easier.

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May 28, 2019
Finding your push

On a recent morning, I was up at 5:30 am. It was my one day off for the week. Why was I up so early you may ask? I am not one to get up before the sun makes its appearance. I am not usually an early morning person. However, I am a cat person, and this morning had me up at dawn in my pajamas and…

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May 28, 2019
Residents ... Assemble!

The superheroes who make up the “Avengers” each bring a special skill to the team. The same could be said of the interprofessional health care team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center General Internal Medicine Clinics. Among the physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and medical assistants…

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May 28, 2019
Embrace the emotion

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May 28, 2019
Re-establishing your professional roots when on the move

Whether for personal or professional reasons, many New Practitioners will find themselves in a new part of the country early in their careers. For me, this was certainly true. I hopped states in pursuit of opportunities, going from pharmacy school in Tennessee to residency in North Carolina,…

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May 28, 2019
Finishing strong: Questions to ask as the final countdown begins

Final evaluations can be intimidating, especially when the end is so close yet so far away. It’s important to have all preceptors recognize that the resident has completed all the core requirements to his/her fullest and met the residency standards. The last quarter of residency might feel like a…

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Financial Education Resources: APhA recognizes that true financial freedom comes with generating residual income. Our member-exclusive financial education resources provide you with student debt management solutions, refinancing options, and savings strategies to help you plan for your future. Take advantage of our webinars, free tools, and financial consultations to secure a stable financial future.
Pathway to New Practitioner Life Webinar Series: Navigating life as a new practitioner involves board exam preparation, residency and job interviews, crucial time management strategies, and learning how to leverage your personal brand to succeed in the job market. This webinar series will introduce you to opportunities for pharmacists, aid in your professional development, and help you better understand the next steps in your career.
Community Health Ambassador: APhA is proud to offer New Practitioners the opportunity to give back to their communities, enhance their communication skills, and promote pharmacist-provided patient care services. 
New Practitioner Mentor: Develop your mentor skills while connecting with APhA-ASP Chapters and interacting with student pharmacists.
New Practitioner Leadership Opportunities: Serve your peers and the profession of pharmacy through the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee and APhA NPN Standing Committees.
New Graduate Resources: Join APhA today and LAUNCH your career with these new practitioner benefits! Thomas E. Menighan, APhA CEO shares his words of wisdom for New Practitioners: Adventures of a New Practitioner.

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ENGAGE: A members-only e-community featuring the APhA New Practitioner Network Community and nine APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Day of NP LIFE: Exclusive meeting for New Practitioners featuring personal and professional development programs. 
APhA Academies: The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, as well as the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science, are dedicated to providing focused support and specialized resources for pharmacists. 

Partnership     Define – Your Success

Distinguished New Practitioner Award: The Distinguished New Practitioner Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual new practitioner who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy. 
Board of Pharmacy Specialties: Through our rigorous standards, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to take on today’s expanding expectations of patients, physicians, employers and others who recognize the increasing need for a team approach to healthcare.

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