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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September 29, 2020
I didn’t match: A blessing in disguise

Ever stumble upon something and think to yourself, “This is it. I have found my lifelong passion?” It happened to me during an HIV-based elective, and that’s when I learned that infectious disease (ID) was my calling.  I did research in ID during my APPE year, did more ID research during my PGY1…

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September 28, 2020
What’s special about my practice setting

Despite specialty pharmacy’s rapid growth as an area of pharmacy practice, there is currently limited exposure to it in general pharmacy school curriculum. As a New Practitioner, I was unfamiliar with this field of pharmacy until I was presented with a job opportunity during my PGY1 Community-Based…

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September 27, 2020
Staying positive in 2020

I started my Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) rotation in early April with a lot of unease and uncertainty. COVID–19 had reached the United States and had been declared a global pandemic. Hydroxychloroquine was a pharmacotherapy agent under consideration. The CARES Act had just been signed into…

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September 25, 2020
NPN Book Club: The Checklist Manifesto

“Here, then, is our situation at the start of the twenty-first century: we have accumulated stupendous know-how. We have put it in the hands of some of the most highly trained, highly skilled, and hardworking people in our society … the volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our…

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September 25, 2020
Learning to live with a new diagnosis

When I began my residency training back in 2018, I knew that it was going to be a long and difficult year. What I did not know was that it was going to be life-changing, both professionally, and even more so, personally.  In November 2018, I developed symptoms that I thought were due to a common…

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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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