Pharmacy students can take advantage of educational services sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Institute. The 2 organizations have partnered to offer an extensive benefit package of compounding educational services available to current NCPA student members at a significantly discounted rate.
NCPA student members receive many benefits of membership, including a substantially discounted registration fee and opportunities for scholarships and educational loans. With the partnership, for an additional fee of $12.50 per year, NCPA student members will receive the following:
These services are part of PCCA's Subscription Program for Pharmacy Students called the "Pharm.D 2B [to be] Pack" or Pharm.D. 2B Access to Compounding Knowledge.
Pharmacists interested in sponsoring a student's attendance at 1 of the training programs may contribute in any amount to student scholarships. The following sums will fund tuition or direct expenses related to PACK Programs:
Students interested in finding out how they can join the PCCA PACK should contact Christina Barnett, PharmD, associate director of student programs at the PCCA Institute, by calling 877-798-3224, ext. 5, or by e-mail at Cbarnett@pccarx.com. For more information about NCPA Student Membership, students should contact Tom Murray, PharmD, director of student affairs at NCPA, by calling 800- 544-7447, ext. 647, or by e-mail at Tom.Murray@ncpanet.org.