Hello New Practitioners,
I would like to take a moment to congratulate all of our New Practitioners and members of the New Practitioners Forum (NPF) on another extremely successful year. As the academic and residency year comes to a close, it provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on all of your accomplishments and growth over the previous year. Whether this is completing a residency year or further progressing your career, you have undoubtedly experienced tremendous personal and professional growth. I would encourage all of you to pause and celebrate the past years’ successes.
The NPF has also completed another successful year with many great accomplishments, all thanks to the hard work of our advisory group members. From the outgoing NPF Executive Committee members, we would like to thank all of the NPF Advisory Group Chairs and members for their outstanding work and leadership.
Here’s a quick highlight of the ASHP NPF’s achievements this year:
- Planned and facilitated a New Practitioners Forum Networking Event at the 2018 Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Hosted a live webinar on Building a Social Media Persona: An Introduction For New Practitioners
- Engaged NPF members through conversations on Mobile Electronic Apps for the New Practitioner (#NPFgetthatappASAP)
- Highlighted emerging therapies, such as: baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza), buprenorphine and naloxone (Cassipa), andexanet alfa (Andexxa), plazomicin (Zemdri), axitinib (Inlyta), cannabidiol(Epidiolex), and the Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring system
- Facilitated a moderated conversation on Resiliency in Residency: Identifying, Treating and Preventing Resident Burnout
- Crafted a discussion paper on a practical guide to feedback in the workplace
- Enhanced the CV Transition Toolkit Resource Center by adding examples for P1, IPPE applying to APPE, CV for academia, and a seasoned practitioner (coming soon)
- Created a new Residency Guide: A Resource for Nontraditional Candidates and Residents (coming soon)
For those of you looking to get involved in ASHP, the NPF can serve as your professional home early in your career. As you can see from the extensive list of accomplishments above, the NPF provides excellent networking opportunities and the ability to work on and develop meaningful projects and content for New Practitioners. I have personally enjoyed my five years of service on the NPF and appreciate the opportunity to serve New Practitioners who are advancing our profession.
John D. Hill, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Chair, ASHP New Practitioner Forum Executive Committee