News & Highlights
2015 NCAP Annual Convention
2016 Executive Committee and newly elected Board members
NCAP President’s Award
National Community Pharmacists Association Leadership Award
McKesson Leadership Award
Bowl of Hygeia Award
Don Blanton Award
ASHP Leadership Award
Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award
Community Care Pharmacist of the Year Award
Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award
Excellence in Innovation Award
President's Service Award
Fifty Plus Club
Preceptor of the Year Award
Campbell Preceptor of the Year Award
UNC Preceptor of the Year Award
Wingate APPE Preceptor of the Year Award & Wingate IPPE Preceptor of the Year Award
2015 NCAP Elections
The election results are in. Join me in welcoming our new leaders. NCAP has been blessed with a good group of candidates who desire to help lead NCAP.
NCAP President-Elect: Stefanie Ferreri
NCAP Board Member: Jamie Brown, Steve Kearney, Macary Marciniak
Chronic Care Chair-Elect: David Craig Phillips
Chronic Care Executive Committee: Rachel Benton, Elizabeth Wilson, Tasha Woodall
Community Care Chair-Elect: Erin Dalton
Community Care Executive Committee: Ashley Abode, Courtney Bradley, Andria Eker, Cortney Mospan
HealthSystem Chair-Elect: Kim Nealy
Health-System Executive Committee: Kira Harris, Jennie Hewitt, Kimberly Lewis
ASHP Delegate: Jennifer Buxton, Mary Parker
Joe Moose Named NCPA Independent Pharmacist of the Year
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The online presentation will be followed by some Q & A, so feel free to come prepared with questions!
Today, the average PharmD will graduate with over $120,000 in student loan debt. With most interest rates in the 7% range, many young pharmacists will accrue $50,000 or more in interest alone over the life of their loans. That’s enough to pay for Starbucks for the next 45 years!
Fortunately, options now exist which allow pharmacists to refinance their student loans to much lower interest rates (starting at 1.9% variable, 3.5% fixed). North Carolina Association of Pharmacists has partnered with DRB Student Loan to host a free “Student Loan Best Practices” webinar for pharmacists.
Provider Status for Pharmacists
Patrick Brown is attending the NCPA Legislative Conference. He plans to visit with our two Senators and encourage them to become sponsors of Senate Bill (S. 314) that will give Provider Status to pharmacists. Mollie Scott, a ProviderStatus Committee member shared the letter she sent to our Senators she encourgages you to cut and past it in to the contact site of their (web) pages. I encourage you to send a letter yourself to reinforce Patrick's visit. It would be nice to see our Senators join as cosponsors of (S. 314).
Pharmacists’ Roles on the Healthcare Team Are Expanding
Results released from the Pharmacy Workforce Center’s 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey indicate that pharmacists are performing more patient care activities in a variety of healthcare settings, and spending less time in the traditional dispensing role. The 2014 report also reveals that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession, with more women than men serving as actively practicing pharmacists and in management positions. Read the full story. This story is encouraging as we see how the role of the pharmacist is really changing. As NCAP begins to ”rebrand” itself we will be looking for your input on how we can help advance NC Pharmacy Practice
New member benefit: You can now refinance or consolidate your pharmacy school loans at some of the lowest rates in the country. Rates start at 1.9%. No fees. The average DRB Student Loan pharmacist borrower saves $18,000 by refinancing. Rates* start at 1.9% variable and 3.5% fixed. Click on picture below to find out more.
Immunization Update: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know