The CPNP New Practitioner Hub is for CPNP members within their first five years of practice. The goal of this Hub is to help new practitioners transition into psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice.

What I Wish I Knew Series

Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP, is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Outpatient Psychiatry at Eskenazi Health and Midtown Community Mental Health in Indianapolis. Dr. Ott is a member of the Indiana Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, where she has served as the Chair and Vice-Chair, and a member of the Mental Health Quality Advisory Committee for Indiana Medicaid. She serves on the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Foundation Board and is a past Secretary of the CPNP Board of Directors. She is a consultant to the Psychotropic Consultation Program for the Department of Child Services/Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, as well as the Tippecanoe County Public Defender's Office.

Read About: Establishing a Billing System in a New Setting, Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP

The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.

CPNP New Practitioner Membership

Membership in the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is one of the best ways you can learn more about the exciting, growing field of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. Joining is easy and a 6-month complimentary trial membership is available for you to experience all of the benefits CPNP has to offer including:

  • Job and Residency Opportunities
  • Research/poster presentation and award opportunities
  • Current industry and psych/neuro specialty news through the CPNP e-news distributed exclusively to CPNP members
  • Networking through the CPNP membership directory, protected to CPNP members
  • Participation in the very active CPNP email list (exclusive to members) where you post questions to experts in the field, learn about cases and gain clinical pearls not commonly encountered in the literature
  • Membership discounts on dues and educational programming

Professional Development

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Resources for Promoting the Profession to New Practitioners