APPE In Association Management

What Is the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)?

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) provides student pharmacists with opportunities to grow their knowledge, develop professionally, and apply skills acquired throughout their pharmacy training.

An NCODA member sorts items into treatment suppoty kits during the advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

How It Works

NCODA’s Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Association Management provides an invaluable professional development experience for PharmD candidates to learn the function of a non-profit member association. Students can either work remotely or on-site at NCODA headquarters in Cazenovia, NY. During the 4- to 6-week program, participants have opportunities to enhance their reading, writing, and presentation skills while learning more about NCODA’s committees, initiatives, and projects.

You can learn more or inquire about the APPE Program by reaching out to Kristie Fox, PharmD.

Kristie Fox, PharmD
Manager of Clinical Initiatives


  • Learn the functions of a non-profit member association
  • Learn about NCODA committees and initiatives
  • Work on projects for NCODA committees and initiatives
  • Create and present oncology posters
  • Participate in NCODA International Monthly Webinar
  • Participate at NCODA Meeting (if the meeting occurs during rotation)


  • All applicants must apply through the APPE application and will be selected based on availability. Please complete the application by clicking the ‘APPLY’ button below, when the application is open and accepting applications.

current affiliations

  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • Binghamton University
  • Colorado University Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • Marshall University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mercer University
  • Midwestern University
  • Regis University
  • Shenandoah University
  • South University
  • St. John Fischer College
  • Texas A&M School of Pharmacy
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Rhode Island
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas College of Pharmacy
  • University of Texas Tech
  • University of Toronto
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington State University

    Past NCODA APPE Students

    Headshot of Shabeli Farooq, a past Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience student

    Shabeli Farooq, PharmD Candidate 2021

    Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Headshot of Christine Pujol, a past Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience student

    Christine Pujol, MBA, PharmD Candidate 2021

    Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy

    Headshot of Allison Monsell, a past Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience student

    Allison Monsell, PharmD Candidate 2021

    Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy

    headshot of benjamin bratek

    Benjamin Bratek, RN, PharmD | 2020

    Albany College of Pharmacy Health Sciences

    Emily Uebbing, PharmD | 2020

    University of Rhode Island

    Christopher Russell, PharmD | 2020

    St. John Fischer College Wegmans’ School of Pharmacy

    Rebecca Corvese, PharmD | 2018

    University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy


    “The NCODA [Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience] rotation was such a wonderful, unique, and rewarding experience. It brought me out of my shell and allowed me to enhance my writing, research, and presentation skills, as well as expand my professional development. I had the opportunity to partake in numerous meetings that gave me exclusive access to NCODA as a whole. It included but was not limited to, national webinars, access to NCODA resources and members that helped me acquire knowledge about new drug approvals and comprehensive medication management in oncology patients. I had the opportunity to present a new drug on the OPTA national webinar, review, analyze positive quality interventions, treatment support kits, oral chemotherapy education and showcase my business plan for starting a MID pharmacy and so much more. NCODA practices its mission, vision, and values in the best possible way and emphasizes the importance of inter-professional collaboration. During my time here, I felt like I was part of the NCODA team due to the endless support and genuine interest in my APPE experience. Additionally, I look forward to all the incredible achievements made by NCODA that will help further advance the oncology practice!”

    – Shabeli Farooq, PharmD Candidate 2021, Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences APPE Student | 2021

    “This rotation provided me with many opportunities to grow professionally by sharpening my skills in presenting, researching, and writing, all while learning all the unique aspects of association management. I learned about oncology medications, cost avoidance, interprofessional teamwork, and quality improvement among many other things. At NCODA, I also gained an appreciation for all the stakeholders involved in oncology, from pharmacies and clinics to insurance and pharmaceutical companies. My preceptors were phenomenal and they genuinely cared about my APPE experience. I loved this rotation so much that I shared about it with all my classmates. I highly recommend it!”

    – Christine Pujol, MBA, PharmD Candidate 2021, Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy

    “I can never say enough good things about my time with NCODA! During my APPE I learned about many recent advancements in the oncology field and made valuable connections with various healthcare providers across the nation. I immediately felt welcome from my first day with the various members I worked with and I was able to involve myself in any project that I thought was interesting. I had many opportunities to build upon my strengths and weaknesses throughout my time there. I know that I will continue to interact with all my fellow NCODA members in the future and help advance the future of oncology practice!”

    – Allison Monsell, PharmD Candidate 2021, Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy

    “My time at NCODA was extremely valuable in terms of my development as a future pharmacist. Not only did I acquire communication and management skills, I also left NCODA each day feeling like I made a difference. The team-based atmosphere is great, and everyone is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this rotation to any student looking for an out-of-the-box experience that will have a lasting career development impact.”

    – Benjamin Bratek, RN, PharmD Candidate 2020, Albany College of Pharmacy Health Sciences

    “This experience opened my eyes to the different possibilities pharmacists have with their diploma. My most memorable moments during my NCODA rotation were the opportunities I had to network. I am grateful that I went out of my comfort zone and chose the rotation. I am going to be a better pharmacist for it. NCODA staff worked with me throughout this rotation to help me achieve my goals.”

    – Emily Uebbing, PharmD Candidate 2020, University of Rhode Island

    “My time on APPE rotation at NCODA was a truly beneficial and rewarding experience. I continually practiced my research, writing, and presenting skills, and I greatly improved in all these areas because of my time at NCODA. I also made countless connections and friends who will be willing to help me throughout my career. NCODA offers a unique APPE experience and I would definitely recommend it to all pharmacy students!”

    – Christopher Russell, PharmD Candidate 2020, St. John Fischer College Wegmans’ School of Pharmacy

    “The NCODA APPE experience quite literally changed my life for the better. I never realized how I could help patients on a national level as a pharmacy student until my time at NCODA. I was able to improve upon and receive feedback on both my strengths and weaknesses during my rotation. I recommend this experience to anyone interested in management, oncology and/or industry.”

    – Rebecca Corvese, PharmD, Oncology Association Management Fellow at NCODA

    During my rotation with NCODA, I was able to have a variety of experiences within oncology that sparked my interest in the therapeutic area. My preceptors checked in with me often to ensure that I was getting what I wanted from the rotation and I felt well-supported in my work. In addition to that, the rotation provided me with flexibility in my schedule and the opportunity to take part in projects that matched my interests!

    – Susan Cho, PharmD Candidate 2022, University of Minnesota

    The APPE rotation at NCODA provided an amazing experience for me to learn about oncology meds that we do not hear about in school. I got the chance to present on a national level about an oncology med, UKONIQ(R), to pharmacy technicians. I also got the opportunity to attend planning meetings for their international student conference and attend the conference itself in Detroit, MI. The opportunity to network and expand my knowledge about the oncology field and community of providers, both on rotation and at the conference, was an experience I will never forget.

    – Kim Carroll, PharmD Candidate 2022, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

    NCODA provided me with opportunities during their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience that other rotations simply have not. I was trusted with numerous roles and responsibilities, my favorites being those surrounding leadership during the Fall Summit and presenting to national committee members. My eyes were opened to a new side of pharmacy that we don’t always see in school. I left the rotation more motivated than ever. I’m excited for what the future holds and for what it means to be an NCODA Pharmacist.

    – Emily Buis PharmD Candidate Class of 2022 Regis University


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