About Us

The Academy of New Practitioners was started in 2012 to aid new practitioners as they forge their way into the diverse field of pharmacy in Colorado. Membership in the Academy is open to any Society member who considers him/herself a new practitioner, generally having graduated from a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program within the past seven years. Whether you are looking for professional development, networking, or mentor opportunities, the Academy of New Practitioners can help you find it. 

New Grad Code “NewGrad2024”

GREAT NEWS! You can receive 1 year of free membership in CPS by using the discount code “NewGrad2024.” You can use this code for a free membership if you are a 2024 pharmacy school graduate, or a PGY1 resident, PGY2 resident or fellow in your first year of postgraduate training in Colorado. (This promotion is only valid for a membership that is paid once annually as opposed to monthly payments). 


1. Log in to your CPS account
2. Click on “My Profile” under "Member Center"
3. Scroll down to the “Edit” button on your profile
4. Check the box next to Academy of New Practitioners and save

Please contact ANP Chair Anne McMahon ([email protected]with any questions!

New Grad Survival Kit 

Attention pharmacy students and recent graduates! Do you need to become licensed in Colorado? The Academy of New Practitioners offers a “New Grad Survival Kit” full of all the information you need to know about registering for your exams, obtaining your license, finding a job, advancing your career, paying off your student loans, and so much more! 

CPS Members: Find the Survival Kit Here


ASHP Midyear Meeting

Curious or maybe overwhelmed by all that ASHP Midyear Meeting has to offer? The Academy of New Practitioners is here to help!

We’ve put together some short presentations on some common topics and questions that student pharmacists have about Midyear and navigating the conference:

Click the audio button on the slides to hear the recordings put together by our ANP officers. We would also love to hear suggestions for future topics or questions you would like to have answered to help future students prepare, so feel free to reach out to our academy with any ideas you may have!

Wellness Series 

As new practitioners, it can be difficult to find a balance with new work life. Join us for events geared at getting out in nature, networking, and exploring Colorado.

When: Fall, Winter, Spring

More details to come!

Past Wellness Events

Fall wellness series: happy hour networking event with CPS-ASP

Fall Wellness Series: hike at garden of the gods

Spring wellness series: virtual yoga

Spring wellness series: Trivia night


Residency Showcase

CPS-ANP is involved each year in hosting the Colorado Residency Showcase where P3s, P4s, and PGY1s learn about Colorado pharmacy residency programs. This was the first time in two years that the event got to be in person and we are already looking forward to next year!


Chair: Anne McMahon ([email protected])
Chair-Elect: Cali Lunowa ([email protected])
Immediate Past Chair: Kari Allan
Representative to the Board: Dana McDonald ([email protected])
Member-at-Large: Kaitlin Beyler ([email protected])
Student Liaison: Angelica Tran ([email protected])
Residency Showcase Coordinators: Summer Byerly ([email protected]) and Makenna Bishop ([email protected])
CE Coordinator: Courtney Dobbins ([email protected])


Meeting Schedule 2023 - 2024:  Third Monday of every month @ 7-8 pm. We are alternating between virtual and in-person meetings this year. 

In-person meeting schedule (download iCalendar):

Venue for the in-person meetings is at CPS headquarters located at Colorado’s Health Capitol, 303 E 17th Ave, Suite 400, Denver, CO 8020

Virtual meeting schedule via Zoom (download iCalendar):

  • September 18
  • November 20
  • January 15
  • March 18
  • May 20

Join via Zoom.