“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.
Announcing the Educational Conference Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition
Essay Topic: Discuss the importance of being involved in a professional association as you’re starting your career.
The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference announces the Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition to recognize original papers on a particular topic affecting the future of independent pharmacy. Two winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. Thanks to the generosity of donors of both the ACA Foundation and IACP Foundation, the winners of this writing competition will each receive a scholarship to attend the Educational Conference February 25-28, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete.
Click here to download the Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition Flyer
APhA 2014 Student Breakfast Focus Group
Recently, IACP’s Executive Vice President/CEO David G Miller, RPh and IACP Membership Coordinator Melissa Lampp had the pleasure to sit down with 14 of our student members to find out what IACP can do for you. In doing so we discovered there are a few things that we can provide for you in the next few months as well all the free items that USP has available for you today. We look forward to continuing to grow our student membership, but truly want to focus on working for you. If there is something that you feel would be helpful or ideas that you think IACP should be doing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 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.
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.
IACP Foundation Fund-the-Future Scholarship Program
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 2015
- Three nights of hotel accommodations
- Round–trip economy class airfare for one person
- Up to $250 in travel expenses: transportation, parking & meals not covered by registration
Congratulations to our 2014 Fund-the-Future Scholarship Winners!
- Renad Abu-Sawwa, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Jacksonville Campus
- Michael Barton, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Pharmacy
- Lena Charafi, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
- Nicole Henry, University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy
- Isaac Miller, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy
- Caroline Nguyen, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy
- Kim Giau Tran, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy
- Angela Yuen, Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Thank you for Donating to the Future of our Profession!
Thank you to: Lisa Ashworth; Dale Coker; David Kazarian; Lucy Malmberg; Tom Marks; Gary McCory; Becca Mitchell; Kevin Oberlander; Brenda Pavlic; Erik Tosh; Eric Vidrine, and John Voliva. Their generous Fund-the-Future donations made at Rx Mixer 2013 will enable us to send these students to Compounders on Capitol Hill 2014, being held in Washington, D.C., May 17-20, 2014.
IACP Corporate Partner PCCA to Present its First Annual Poster Competition on Compounding Innovation
IACP's Corporate Partner PCCA is proud to present its First Annual Poster Competition on Compounding Innovation. This worldwide competition is an open opportunity to showcase excellence in academic or practical research in pharmaceutical compounding. Participants will submit abstracts to PCCA and finalists will be selected by PCCA’s Scientific Committee. Finalists will have the opportunity to attend PCCA’s 2014 International Seminar, in its entirety, to learn more about compounding and to network with PCCA Members.
For more information, please click here.
IACP Corporate partner MEDISCA Sponsors Fourth Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition
Nineteen teams of pharmacy students participated in the fourth annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC). This national event was both organized and sponsored by MEDISCA, and hosted by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, Fla.
The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy accumulated the highest overall score, earning them the title of SPCC 2014 Champions. Students of this winning team included Adam McHenry, Mary Nicole Dimaano and Megan Lipp. Adam McHenry, says, “this event is not just a competition but a great learning experience, networking opportunity and preparatory test as a future compounder.” The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy earned second place and student members included Ashlee Brunaugh, Felicia Kasra and Ravi Davuluri. Washington State University College of Pharmacy’s Alex Palmer, Kendall Brenton and Sean Leonard came in third place.
This nationwide challenge provides an educational experience to the student pharmacist and served as a cornerstone for their future development in the field of pharmaceutical compounding. With great excitement and commitment, the respective Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy competed in three compounding challenges: laboratory, quality and regulatory components. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy was the winner of both the laboratory and quality component, and the leader of the regulatory component was South Carolina College of Pharmacy - USC Campus.
The SPCC also encourages students to interact with one another, exchange ideas, and build a strong network of future compounding pharmacists that will stand together in the commitment to maintain the integrity of the field for years to come. To inspire this cohesiveness, the following awards were given out at the event: “Team Sportsmanship”, voted on by faculty, and Mr./Mrs. Congeniality, voted on by fellow students. The recipients of these awards were South Carolina College of Pharmacy - USC Campus and Nick Filk from the State University of New York - Buffalo School of Pharmacy, respectively.
Click here to read the event press release.
Future Compounders Help Shape IACP's Student Programs!
IACP held its inaugural Focus Breakfast with College of Pharmacy students during the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Los Angeles, Calif., in March 2013. IACP met with future pharmacists to hear their ideas and suggestions for the profession.
Pictured here - front row (l to r) IACP's David G. Miller, RPh, Jacqueline Shiao, Elyse Weitzman, Kim Sisouk, Linda Ehlig and Alexander Tu. Back row (l to r) Jay Fajiculay, Brahim Shettima, Loren Madden Kirk, Brantley Underwood, Natalie Nguyen and IACP's Melissa Lampp.
Find a Preceptor
Interested in finding a compounding preceptor? Contact Melissa Lampp.
Why Should You Join IACP?
Check out the five top reasons why students should join a professional organization!
Click here to read from Mashable June 2013
For any additional student questions, please contact Melissa Lampp, Member Services Coordinator at (281)933-8400.