The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.
The nation's independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States' health care delivery system. They have roots in America's communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.
NCPA Student Chapters offer pharmacy students a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich their educational experience, gain valuable, real world skills, and have some fun in the process.
Hosting roundtable discussions, conducting health screenings, presenting expert speakers—whatever you and fellow chapter members can imagine, you can organize and implement. Networking, developing leadership, providing valuable public services, even earning cash awards for your school—NCPA Student Chapters are doing these things today. The best way to engage area independent pharmacists into pharmacy student activities is through an NCPA Student Chapter.
President: Damien Lihs
President Elect: Will Dunscombe
Advisors: Stevie Veach & Randy McDonough