“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.
APhA 2014 Student Breakfast Focus Group
Last month 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
- 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.
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, being held May 17–20, 2014, 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 2014
- 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.
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.