NCAP Now Offers APPE Elective Rotations
In Association Management, Practice Advancement, and Opioid Stewardship


Rotations open every month except December!

Association Management

This experience, the student pharmacist spends time working more directly with the Executive Director, Dr. Penny Shelton, on core operations of the Association. The student pharmacist will be included in executive level meetings and work on initiatives designed to strengthen the organization, as well as participate in activities for advancing our advocacy agenda. The student pharmacist will work with the Executive Director on strategic planning, partnership development, and relationship management. The student pharmacist will spend time with the NCAP lobbyist in Raleigh. Assignments are designed to enhance the student pharmacist’s leadership, advocacy, communication (written & verbal), and project management skills.
Preceptor: Dr. Penny Shelton

Executive Director
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Practice Advancement


Preceptor: Dr. Cheryl Viracola
Director of Practice Advancement
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This experience, the student pharmacist spends time working more directly with the Director of Practice Advancement, Dr. Cheryl Viracola, on initiatives and resources designed to equip pharmacists with information, tools, and skills to deliver enhanced patient care services. Much of our practice advancement work centers around pharmacist-delivered care to improve population and public health needs in our state. The student pharmacist will be included in our grant-based and resource-development work, which includes creation and delivery of education and training content, toolkit development, data management, and information outreach. Assignments are designed to enhance the student pharmacist’s creativity, communication, time management, and project management skills.

 

Opioid Stewardship

This experience, the student pharmacist spends time working directly with a community pharmacy to establish a new clinical service centered around harm reduction strategies to address opioid and substance use disorders. The student pharmacist will be involved in assessing pharmacy needs, designing and implementing a new clinical service based on site specific priorities, and evaluating efficacy of the service. The student pharmacist will develop policies and procedures designed to uphold long-term sustainability of the service by pharmacy staff. Through this unique opportunity, the student pharmacist will gain exposure to and implement strategies integral to both progressive community practice and public health. Assignments are designed to enhance the student pharmacist's autonomy, time management, communication, and clinical service development skills.

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Primary Preceptor: Dr. Cheryl Viracola
Director of Practice Advancement
[email protected]

Secondary Preceptor: Site Specific Community Pharmacist

 

APPE Rotation Spotlight

 

Shanece Green - Campbell University
PharmD, MSPH, MBA 2022

During my APPE elective experience at NCAP, I had the opportunity to work on various valuable projects. From working on public health initiation supporting efforts to create toolkits for CPP and PEP, I felt like I was given a well-rounded, unique learning experience. the team made sure that I felt included, supported, and was given tasks that would truly make an impact on the association and the profession of Pharmacy. This rotation was an absolutely amazing and I am saddened that I must move on to a new experience. Time truly flies when you're having fun!