Professional Student Organization

Oncology Student Community

Our focus is to offer an international community for healthcare students with passion in oncology and pharmaceutical industry. We provide education, leadership, mentorship and opportunities in research and community outreach. We promote unique and dynamic experiences for students to collaborate with all oncology stakeholders.

Why Get Involved?

As a member of an NCODA Professional Student Organization, you will gain access to all of our member tools, libraries, and resources, which can help guide your studies. PSOs also give students opportunities to practice leadership skills while networking with national and international leaders in oncology.


The Importance of Oncology Education and Exposure

Many curriculums offer limited opportunities to learn about oncology. This limited experience makes it difficult for students to develop a passion for this dynamic and exciting field. Having access to an NCODA Professional Student Organization chapter allows students to become engaged with the field of oncology early in their careers. NCODA helps shape students’ understanding of oncology and their essential role as future healthcare providers.

PSO Member Benefits

We provide education, leadership, mentorship, and opportunities in research and community outreach. NCODA offers virtual Student Educational Talks to any and all student members!

In addition to joining a growing, innovative field of pharmacy practice, student members also benefit from:

Unique Student Chapters

First organization focused on oncology pharmacy / association management  / industry leadership

Provided to Each Chapter:
  • No local chapter dues
  • No international NCODA membership fees
  • Template bylaws / constitution provided
  • Yearly stipend
  • Custom NCODA PSO tablecloth for events
  • NCODA-branded promo items for chapter meetings
Local Opportunities:
  • Network with oncology / industry professionals within your area via NCODA events
  • Create new educational materials with chapter members
  • Opportunities to shadow local professionals (i.e. oncology pharmacists, etc.)
  • Participate in local community service events through NCODA-led partnerships
  • Learn about new oncology medications from experienced experts via in-person meetings and webinars
International Opportunities:
  • Opportunity to attend NCODA international meetings (Spring Forum & Fall Summit)
  • Opportunity to hold a National Officer Position
  • Opportunity to present relevant research / poster at NCODA international meetings
  • Opportunity to network with oncology / industry experts and key decision makers at NCODA international meetings
  • Connect with pharmacy, medical, and nursing students worldwide
  • Opportunities to work with NCODA members to create resources that help cancer patients
  • Participate on NCODA’s International Monthly Webinar
  • Participate during PSO international calls
  • All chapters will have the opportunity of winning “PSO of the Year” Award (additional criteria)


Join pharmacy students from across North America during our Monthly PSO Meeting that takes place on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month to learn about upcoming events, new student initiatives, and the opportunity to engage and ask questions that can assist students and college of pharmacy chapters. 


Melanie King


Memorial University
of Newfoundland

Meghan Hammond

President – Elect

University of Georgia

Michael Ryczaj

VP of Community Service

University of Pittsburgh

Robyn Turner

VP of Communications

University of New Mexico

Anwar Alhariri

VP of Meetings

Touro College of Pharmacy

Established Chapters

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (NY)  ​

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GRC)

Auburn University (AL) ​

Belmont University College of Pharmacy (TN)

Binghamton University (NY)​

Campbell University (NC)

Creighton University (NE)

Drake University College of Pharmacy (IA)

East Tennessee State University (TN)

Howard University (DC)

Kapodistrian University of Athens (GRC)

Keck Graduate Institute (CA)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (FL) ​

Makerere University

Marmara University (TKY)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MA)​

Midwestern University (IL) ​

North East Ohio University (OH)

Northeastern University (MA)

Nova Southeastern University (FL) ​

Ohio Northern University (OH)

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy (OR)

Purdue University (IN) ​

Regis University (CO)

Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy (VA)

South University (SC & GA)​

St. John Fischer College (NY)

Temple University (PA)

Texas Southern (TX)

Texas Tech University (TX)​

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OH)

University of Alberta (Canada)

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CO)

University of Florida College of Pharmacy (FL)

University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (GA)

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (MO)

University of  Illinois Chicago (IL)

University of Iowa (IA) ​

University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy (LA)

University of Manitoba (Canada)

University of Minnesota (MN)​

University of Missouri-Kansas City (MO)​

University of New Mexico (NM)

University of North Texas (TX)​

University of Patras

University of Rhode Island (RI)   

University of Saskatchewan (CNDA)

University of Texas Austin (TX) ​

University of Toledo (OH)​

University of Toronto (Canada)

University of Utah College of Pharmacy (UT)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Washington State University (WA) ​

Western New England University College of Pharmacy (IL)

Wingate University (NC)

Don’t see your school listed?

You can still join NCODA’s PSO or apply to start a chapter at your school today!

Start an NCODA Professional Student Organization Chapter

Starting an NCODA student organization chapter is easy, thanks to an established framework we’ve used to create chapters across the nation. NCODA provides the administrative and financial support needed to begin, and the NCODA staff provides ongoing support to ensure your chapter’s success.

NCODA is looking to grow our student chapters at pharmacy colleges nationwide. If you have suggestions for additional NCODA student chapter sites, please email Cooper Bailey at or Austin Starkey at



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