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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August 26, 2018
From PGY1 to PGY2: Expect the unexpected

Even though your PGY1 year has just begun, it won’t be long before you will be recruiting for your replacement and thinking about your post-residency plans. I had known in pharmacy school that I wanted to pursue a PGY2. So I did all I could during my PGY1 year to prepare for the PGY2 application…

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August 26, 2018
Traveling to start my next chapter

Back in early July when summer was in full swing, I was a newly certified PGY2 with a huge transition ahead of me. I was excited about the next step of my career as a new faculty member.  However, before taking that next step, I had to make a significant change in location from my PGY2 program at…

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August 26, 2018
Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback

When properly asked for and acted upon, feedback can be a powerful tool in every pharmacist’s arsenal. It also provides a great opportunity for the feedback giver to grow as a practitioner. Feedback is the first step to improving your practice, learning new skills, and working toward your goals.…

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August 26, 2018
Set your course at the Day of NP LIFE

Financial planning. Hormone therapy. Burnout. Opioids. Leadership. Boat rides. Socks. Who knew you could pair all of these things together for a weekend of networking, knowledge, and fun? The first year I attended the APhA Day of NP LIFE, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I had heard great…

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August 26, 2018
TV, podcasts, and movies, oh my!

My name is Brad Rzendzian, and I consume an absurd amount of media content, including television shows, movies, podcasts, music, books, and more. I have very eclectic taste, so trust me when I tell you that there is something here for everyone. Television Title: Younger Where to find it: TV Land,…

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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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