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Membership: New Practitioner Network (NPN)
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What is the New Practitioner Network?
The mission of the New Practitioner Network (NPN) is to provide a venue for new practitioners to network as well as exchange ideas and information to further their professional development. By supporting the transition from student to pharmacist, the New Practitioner Network helps new graduate practitioners in Maryland by empowering them to become advocates for the future of their profession. Currently, we are the only state association targeting new practitioners in the state.
What can NPN provide for you?
  • Help to ease the transition from student pharmacist to new practitioner
  • Opportunities to get involved, collaborate, network, and socialize with your peers
  • Opportunities for professional development focused on new practitioners
  • Currently, we are the only state association targeting new practitioners in the state
What are some of the activities the NPN plans to hold?
  • Community service activities
  • Regional Happy Hours and social events
  • New Practitioner-focused CE and leadership workshops, in coordination with the MPhA Foundation
  • Coordination with APhA Community Ambassador Program
  • Annual celebration for graduating classes of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy and University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy
  • FUN-raisers for the MPhA Foundation
How can I join NPN?
The New Practitioner Network is a free, added benefit to any MPhA practitioner who has graduated in the past five years. The MPhA new practitioner does not need to do anything to join! Stay in touch to find out when the next NPN meeting is.
Who do I contact if I’m interested in helping with NPN activities?
We invite new practitioners, students, and seasoned pharmacists to help with planning our events. Please contact our NPN co-chairs:
Co-Chairs: Meryam Gharbi and Andrew Wherley
E-mail: and

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