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2010 NCPA Foundation National Preceptor of the Year Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 NCPA Foundation National Preceptor of the Year Award which recognizes a pharmacist who has made a significant contribution to the education of pharmacy students as a preceptor in a community practice setting. The recipient of the award will receive an engraved commemorative plaque, up to three nights' accommodation at the NCPA Annual Convention, complimentary registration to the NCPA Annual Convention, and a $1,000 contribution to the NCPA Foundation in the award recipient's name. Click here to download the Preceptor of the Year nomination form. Nomination forms are due on July 26, 2010.

Interested in National Pharmacy Legislation and Government Affairs?

Anyone, including student pharmacists, can promote our issues to policymakers by using the NCPA Legislative Action Center! Please send an important message to your member of the U.S. House of Representatives by clicking here. NCPA is thanking members of Congress for achieving progress on crucial pharmacy provisions like PBM transparency, DME and AMP. We also need to ask Congress to support:
  • Additional federal PBM reforms to preserve patient choice of pharmacy and reduce abusive PBM pharmacy auditing practices—Support H.R. 5234

  • Stop the seeming misuse of patient health information to restrict choice and boost the profits of CVS Caremark and other PBMs

  • Allow Medicare beneficiaries to continue obtaining diabetes testing supplies at community pharmacies—Support H.R. 5235

  • Preserve the right of pharmacists to compound medications
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, your voice is important. Ensure your representatives in Washington, DC understand the important role you play in health care delivery to the community.

Students from the NCPA Student Chapter at the University of California, San Francisco after a meeting in the office of their Representative from California's 8th Congressional District, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

The deadline to enter the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Student Business Plan Competition passed on May, 15, 2010. We were pleased to receive a record number of plans from 35 Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy this year! Thank you for your hard work and good luck to those chapters who submitted a 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. Three finalist teams will compete at the 2010 NCPA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA on October 23rd and the winning team, along with their advisor and pharmacy school Dean, will travel to the 2011 Multiple Locations Conference in Palm Springs, CA! The top ten and three finalist teams will be announced in July!

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 Chapter of the Year Application and End of Year Reports

NCPA recognizes the top three chapters and the most improved chapter each year at our Annual Convention during the NCPA Foundation Ceremonies. The award is based on activities during the preceding school year. Criteria include: neighborhood community service, creating members, promoting independent pharmacy, advocating legislative action, fundraising/misc., business plan submission, MTM/wellness challenge report submission, and political action challenge report submission. Click here for the NCPA Chapter of the Year Application and the NCPA Chapter of the Year Directions and Grading Criteria. If your chapter submitted a Political Advocacy Challenge Report and/or an MTM/Wellness challenge report, you do not need to submit it again for your Chapter of the Year Report.

If your chapter did not submit a Chapter of the Year Report, we ask that you submit an NCPA Student Chapter Year-End Report Form before May 31 and briefly describe some of the activities and/or projects in which the chapter has taken part this academic year, any fundraisers, and any comments or suggestions to improve NCPA Student Programs. Chapters that have completed the Chapter of the Year Report need not complete an NCPA Student Chapter Year-End Report Form.

NCPA Political Advocacy Challenge Award

The NCPA Political Advocacy Challenge Deadline is approaching on May 31, 2010. The winning chapter will receive recognition and a commemorative plaque at NCPA's 112th Annual Convention and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. The winning NCPA Student Chapter will also receive up to $1,000 to defray student member travel costs to either their State Pharmacy Association Legislative Day OR the 2011 NCPA National Legislation and Government Affairs Conference upon submission of receipts for travel expenses. For more information on the NCPA Political Advocacy Challenge and for an event and cover report form, please visit the NCPA Web site at:

NCPA 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

It's that time again! The NCPA 112th Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA will be here before you know it! We have lots of exciting activities planned for this year's convention including Future Pharmacist Programming, NCPA 7th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, Future Pharmacist Social, NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony, and much more!!!

Register online today for a discounted student rate of $150 and join your fellow NCPA members in Philadelphia!


May 28, 2010

Dates & Deadlines

May 31, 2010
Political Advocacy Challenge Deadline

MTM/Wellness Challenge Deadline

Chapter of the Year Application Deadline

October 23-27, 2010
NCPA 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

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.

NCPA would love to visit your School!

Has Your Chapter Completed a Successful Chapter Project?
Share a brief description of your successful chapter project and the results of your efforts in your school and/or community! We want to recognize NCPA student chapters for their outstanding efforts and share your ideas and success stories with other NCPA student chapters! Contact Afton Yurkon at to share your story to be included in the next Student e-newsletter!

Election Results and New Chapter Officers!
NCPA student chapters who have elected new chapter officers for the 2010-2011academic year should fill out the NCPA Incoming Student Officers Report Form to update contact information for the NCPA Student Affairs office. NCPA Student Affairs looks forward to working with new chapter officers and NCPA student chapters in the 2010-2011 academic year!

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