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Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

Pharmacy Associations Offer Customized Benefits

Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
This international federation of national pharmaceutical associations represents pharmaceutical practitioners and scientists.

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Member benefits include: Access to continuing education, working groups, discussion groups and regional forums. Part of the FIP, the Young Pharmacists Group gives provides opportunities for pharmacy graduates to make an impact on the global pharmaceutical scene.
Fees: Individual membership fees are based on country of residence.

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Billing itself as “the voice of the community pharmacist,” the NCPA advances the interests of community pharmacists and their patients on Capitol Hill.

Member benefits include: Access to an Internet portal for educational, business and patient-care resources. To expand and strengthen their businesses, members can access the tools, training and professional services offered through the group’s Management Institute.
Fees: Annual membership dues are $295 for practicing pharmacists, $75 for pharmacy technicians and $25 for students.

Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)
The SIDP is an association of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobials.

Member benefits include: The chance to work with government agencies on decision-making committees and collaborate with other healthcare organizations, such as the American Society for Microbiology. The SIDP also awards research grants.
Fees: Annual dues are $100 for professionals and $25 for students.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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