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“IACP has provided me with an incredible opportunity to meet the best and brightest pharmacists and technicians in our compounding profession.  Through IACP I have become an active participant in Washington, D.C., as well as in local, state and national initiatives to help ensure that practitioners and the patients they serve continue to have access to the personalized medication solutions they deserve.” – IACP Past President, John Herr, RPh, FIACP, Town & Country Compounding & Consultation.







IACP Foundation Fund-the-Future Program for Compounders on Capitol HIll 2016!

The IACP Foundation’s Fund-the-Future Program raises monies to bring pharmacy students to the one of the most important events in pharmacy compounding – Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Your donation will provide pharmacy students a scholarship to attend its annual meeting of Compounders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  

Scholarships, valued up to $2,500 each, will cover the following expenses:


•    One full registration to attend Compounders on Capitol Hill 2016

•    Hill Day registration

•    Rx Mixer attendance and dinner

•    Five nights of hotel accommodations

•    $900 to cover travel expenses for airfare, transportation, parking & meals not covered by registration


Student Pharmacist Travel Stipend Grant Applications were due by February 15, 2016. Winners will be announced in March!


Please email with any questions.

announcing the winners of the STudent Pharmacist Travel Grant for the 2016 Educational Conference

The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) Foundations are offering up to four (4) pharmacy students a travel grant to attend the 2016 Educational Conference, February 24-27, 2016, in San Diego, CA.  

What’s Available?


Travel grants, up to $2,500 each, will cover the following expenses:

•    Meeting registration for one student to attend 2016 Educational Conference – $ 300
•    Special event(s) – $ 200
•    Four (4) nights of hotel accommodations – $ 1,100
•    Funds to cover meals and travel not covered by registration and incidentals – $ 900 (paid after attendance)


Please click here to read about the winners.


MEDISCA ANNOUNCES THE Winner of its 6th annual student pharmacist compounding competition

Twenty teams of exceptional pharmacy students, from Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy from
across the nation, participated in the sixth annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC). This national event was cosponsored by MEDISCA, MEDISCA Network and LP3 Network – A Global Leader in Continuing Healthcare Education; organized by MEDISCA Network and LP3 Network; and hosted by the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.

Following two days of intense competition, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy accumulated the highest overall score, earning them the title of the National SPCC 2016 Champions. The University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy earned second place and Washington State University College of Pharmacy came in third place.  Please click here to read more!


Student Pharmacist Attendees: Compounders on Capitol Hill - 2015 

Through the generosity of donors to our Fund-the-Future program, the IACP Foundation provided pharmacy students with an opportunity to attend the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ annual meeting -- Compounders on Capitol Hill -- held on June 6 - 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. 


Congratulations to our 2015 Fund-the-Future Student Winners!


Please click here to view.


Fall 2015 Student essay writing competition winner

Essay Theme: "How is the Drug Quality & Security Act Affecting the Future of Compounding?"


The IACP Foundation created its semi-annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers by student pharmacists on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. THREE winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The winners of this writing competition will each receive a $500 cash prize. All student pharmacists are encouraged to compete.


And the Winner Is...


Please click here to view the 2015 Fall Student Essay Writing Competition Winner and Essay.


spring 2015 Student Essay Writing Competition Winners

Essay Theme: "Should States Institute a 'Wet Lab' Examination as Part of the Pharmacist Licensing Process?"

The IACP Foundation created its semi-annual Student Essay Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. THREE winners are selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The winners of this writing competition each receive a $500 cash prize.


Due to the fantastic response this year, the IACP Foundation is pleased to announce FOUR winners rather than three. This year, we also had a tie, and wanted to acknowledge the excellent work of our applicants. Congratulations to all!


And the Winners Are...

Please click here to view the 2015 Spring Student Essay Writing Competition Winners and their Essays.

IACP’s First Student Town Hall Teleconference

First of all, we would like to thank each and every one who joined us for our first student town hall teleconference. During the call some of the topics that were discussed included: Preceptors; Mentor Program; as well as the IACP Career Center. IACP’s Executive Vice President/CEO, David G Miller, RPh also touched on some of the free items that USP has so graciously offered for our current IACP student members. To learn more about all that USP has to offer and to hear the teleconference please click here.

  • Academic Pharmacy Resource Program (APRP)

USP offers free access to USP-NF, USP dictionary, and FCC for pharmacy school students. This is usually set up through the pharmacy school librarian (or other contact) and access is granted to all students through the school library. Click here to view a fact sheet on this program

  • Public Health Webinar

We do have a free webinar available on our website related to a compounding outbreak associated with compounded total parenteral nutrition. This webinar was done in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Students can register for the webinar by clicking here.  

  • USP Pictograms

USP has a library of 81 pictograms which are standardized graphic images to help convey medication instructions, precautions, and warnings. These also are available to download at USP’s website. Students and practitioners have found this useful for counseling patients with low literacy levels. Click here to access.

  • USP Newsletters and Information

We also have a variety of notices, updates, and publications and students can sign-up to receive these updates depending on their interest. Sign up to receive here.

  • USP Compounding Webpage

Updated with any new revisions/proposals related to compounding General Chapters and monographs. Currently on the page is information on a newly proposed chapter on Hazardous Drugs, FAQ’s related to compounding, as well as other information. Click here to access.



For questions or more information on IACP's Student Programs, please email Jennifer L. Petska, BS, CPhT, IACP Foundation Administor & Director of Development.

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