Chapter Highlights


NCPA Chapter at the University of the Pacific - 1st Annual Community IPPE Symposium

The NCPA Student Chapter at the University of the Pacific debuted our 1st Annual Community IPPE Symposium during the fall semester. This event was geared towards first year pharmacy students in order to prepare them for their upcoming Community I Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE). First year pharmacy students at the University of the Pacific embark on their IPPEs early into their second semester and many may find the long hours and demands daunting, but NCPA-Pacific’s goal was to show how to make the most of this experience and to take this opportunity as a way to learn and acquire the skills necessary to be a successful pharmacist. Current preceptors and Pacific alumni, Dr. Richard Mendoza and Dr. Amir Khan discussed their experience with previous pharmacy interns, expectations of pharmacy interns as well as tips and suggestions on how to make the most of the intern hours. The presentation started with Dr. Mendoza from Save Mart Pharmacy, who shared an inspirational story on how anyone, from grocery baggers to pharmacy interns can make a difference in patient lives. He highlighted many great things interns can do in order to ensure we are providing the best service possible. Next, Dr. Khan from Target Pharmacy shared tips on how to take advantage of the learning environment. He encouraged students to get to know the OTC aisle, to take initiative and revealed expectations preceptors have for their interns. The symposium concluded with a question and answer session between students and our guest speakers. The event was a success with over 90 attendees. NCPA-Pacific believes one of the best ways to learn is through the experience and wisdom of current pharmacists and is always welcoming guest speakers to our school. We look forward to continuing this symposium series to next year!

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