NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN Community Pharmacy Fellowship


Help your pharmacies grow their non-PBM revenue with the NCPA Fellowship Program. This executive MBA-like program showcases outstanding pharmacy peers who walk participants through implementing successful services that generate revenue beyond dispensing. The next class launches at the end of August and enrollment is open now through July 31, 2024.

NCPA/CPESN Community Pharmacy
Fellowship Open House

July 2, 3 p.m. ET


Tired of seeing your profit margins shrink? Grow your non-PBM revenue streams by enrolling in the NCPA Innovation Center/CPESN® Community Pharmacy Fellowship. If you thought the fellowship was just for new graduates then we’ve got exciting news for you, this program is for ANY pharmacist practicing at a community pharmacy. To hear exactly why participants are raving about the Fellowship watch the recording from our latest webinar with program leaders.

Enrollment Form

Click Here to Enroll Today!
Enrollment for the Fall 2024 class is now open. Click the link to complete the enrollment form. Questions? Email [email protected]

Meet the Faculty & Hear from Past Fellows


Articles, Webinars, and Podcasts

NCPA Webinar – "Grow Your Non-PBM Revenue"

Hear from program directors, faculty and past participating pharmacies how the fellowship program helped them grow non-PBM revenue.

Pharmacy Times Magazine — NCPA Fellowship Allows Pharmacists to Choose Their Own Adventure

Program developer, Carlie Traylor, reviews the NCPA Fellowship program and how it places more career control in the hands of pharmacists from new grad to experienced health care provider.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Connect Podcast - NCPA Fellowship Program

Please join your host, Justin Baker as he takes a sneak peek behind the curtain of the inaugural NCPA Fellowship program. Justin is joined by Carlie Traylor, PharmD; NCPA Fellowship program developer.

Whitney Brace, Pharmacy Owner

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Dean Stone, Pharmacy Owner

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Tim Mitchell, Pharmacy Owner

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Allyson, Fellow

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Joe, Faculty

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Matt, Fellow

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Paula, Fellow

Can you describe how this aligns with Flip the Pharmacy and would it be advantageous to have a fellow at a Flip the Pharmacy site?

Flip the pharmacyThe Community Pharmacy Fellowship is complementary with Flip the Pharmacy. The secret to success with enhanced services is matching the pharmacy’s capacity to provide the services with an individual’s talent to lead and implement them. Flip the Pharmacy helps the pharmacy create the capacity, while the Community Pharmacy Fellowship empowers the individual to serve the site as an implementer (change agent). I see the fellowship being a great opportunity for the pharmacy to take on that additional staff member and gain access to leading practitioners across the country in the process. Click here to watch Randy’s video addressing this question.

Fellows FAQs

Who can enroll?

Licensed pharmacists practicing at an NCPA member pharmacy.

Why should I participate?

Develop your ability to implement multiple clinical programs and workflows while expanding your professional network.

Click here to learn more and hear from past fellows.

What will the fellow do?

For a fellow working full time at the pharmacy: roughly 3.5 days would be dedicated to site directed work activities and 1.5 days would be dedicated to fellowship-directed work activities. NOTE: This isn’t 12 hours in front of a computer completing virtual assignments. This time is spent implementing the services being taught in the fellowship into the pharmacy workflow.

How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship lasts twelve months. The program begins September 1 and ends on August 31. Orientation is held during the last week of August.

What will the fellow learn throughout the year and how will they receive that education?

The fellow will receive regular online learning modules presented in dyads. A dyad is a recorded webinar paired with a live webinar led by CPESN luminaries and ACT faculty. Sessions would include topics like Implementation Science, Scaling the Appointment-based Model, and in addition to, updates on common chronic diseases (Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Asthma/COPD, Anxiety/Depression).

What are the requirements for the fellows?

  1. Pharmacist license in good standing

  2. Complete pre-fellowship self-assessment and have countersigned by the site (Note: This is included in the enrollment form linked above)

  3. In-Residence at the site pharmacy at least 20 hours per week

  4. Attend regular fellowship webinars and discussion groups

  5. Execute fellowship-directed work activities

How do I get involved?

The enrollment period is now open through July 31! Complete the online enrollment form to sign up. Please contact NCPA at [email protected] with any additional questions you may have.

Is there a cost to participate?

Yes, the cost of tuition is a one time payment of $7,500 paid by the pharmacy.

Pharmacies FAQs

Why should I participate?

Grow your clinical programs and positively impact key performance indicators like care plan documentation, clinical measures taken, and patient screenings.

What are the requirements for the site?

  1. Provide employees with access to eCarePlan capable system for Pharmacy-based patient

  2. Provide Salary and Benefits and/or Contract Remuneration Directly to Fellow

  3. Protect at least 12 hours per week of the fellow’s time for fellowship-directed work activities.

  4. Provide regular feedback to the fellow with more formal quarterly evaluations.

  5. Provide a safe and adequate workspace and materials necessary for the Fellow to provide
    the Services, including sufficient technology to execute the Program.

  6. Inform your staff of the fellow’s role and ensure they are open to job description changes

How do I get involved?

The enrollment period is now open through July 31! Complete the online enrollment form to sign up. Please contact NCPA at [email protected] with any additional questions you may have.

Is there a cost to participate?

Yes, the cost of tuition is a one time payment of $7,500 paid by the pharmacy.