2022 Incentive Grant Recipient

2022 Incentive Grant Recipient: Hadley Whicker, PharmD



Project Proposal: Evaluating the impact of a Flip the Pharmacy Advanced Practice Experience on student knowledge of the Flip the Pharmacy Program and their perceptions of community pharmacy 

Hadley Whicker, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Topeka Pharmacy in Topeka, IN. She is a graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy.

“I am thrilled to receive an APhA Incentive Grant as it will allow me to investigate the ways in which we can continue move community pharmacy practice forward by improving student pharmacist perceptions towards community pharmacy through the CPF supported Flip the Pharmacy program.”

Purdue University College of Pharmacy teamed up with the Flip the Pharmacy program in Indiana to create a novel APPE in which students serve as practice-transformation coaches. In this role students serve in an administrative role in order to help shift community pharmacies from a medication dispensing-focused practice to a patient care-focused practice offering advanced patient care services. The motivation behind this project was to assess the impact that student involvement in this APPE had on their perceptions of community pharmacy.   

"I am especially excited about my project because my own experiences as a student in the Flip the Pharmacy APPE helped shape my views on community pharmacy and cemented my decision to pursue a community-based PGY-1 pharmacy residency. I look forward to learning more about the impact that this APPE had on other students as they helped transform community pharmacy practice, one pharmacy at a time!"