Mark your calendar

Feb. 22

SLC Townhall: How to Get a National Student Leadership Position with NCPA

March 8

SLC Townhall: Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in Preparation

March 15

Application deadlines: NCPA Foundation scholarships

March 19

Medisca: Hidden Heroes be the Change – A Virtual Event for our Future Compounding Pharmacists

March 20

Virtual NCPA Student Ownership Boot Camp

March 30

Application deadlines: Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year

March 31

Application deadlines: NCPA Student Leadership Council


Application deadlines: Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency

#NCPAStudentStrong February 2021

We've got new Facebook and Instagram pages!

This month we launched NCPA Student Pharmacists — the new Facebook page and Instagram account made just for you. Look for @ncpastudents on both platforms and like/follow for great content including member highlights and upcoming events. Does your chapter have a Facebook or Instagram page? Be sure to have them like/follow us as well.

Register for the Feb. SLC Townhall — How to Get a National Student Leadership position with NCPA

On Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET join this SLC Townhall to learn how to win a spot on the Student Leadership Council. Ask our Student Leadership Council members questions about their time spent in their NCPA national positions. Learn about the great opportunities that SLC members get to experience. The networking opportunities. The doors opened from being in SLC. Applications for the 2021-2023 regional officers are open. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Click here to register.

Register for the March SLC Townhall — Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in Preparation

On Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. ET join this SLC Townhall as we will shed light on details for the Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in. Not only will you learn the importance of the Congressional Fly-In but also how you can become more involved. On this call we will be discussing NCPA's legislative agenda that will be pushed at the Congressional Pharmacy Fly-in, how to speak to legislators, and why legislative advocacy is important.

Click here to register.

Apply for NCPA Foundation student scholarships

The NCPA Foundation recognizes students with demonstrated leadership qualities, academic achievement, and an interest in independent pharmacy, through multiple college scholarships. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are open. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions.

Register for the next Virtual NCPA Student Ownership Boot Camp

Our next Virtual NCPA Student Ownership Boot Camp is on March 20. This event provides you six hours of ownership expertise from financiers, CPAs, business coaches and current pharmacy owners, not to mention countless networking opportunities with students, pharmacists, and business leaders from across the country. If you are interested in attending the Mar. 20 Virtual Student Ownership Boot Camp, check out our website for details and registration information. Email with any questions.

Medisca: Hidden Heroes be the Change — A Virtual Event for our Future Compounding Pharmacists

Typically, every year around this time, Medisca would be hosting their annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC), an event that is near and dear to their hearts. However, given current times with limitations on traveling and gatherings, they will not be able host the annual event. That being said, they've decided to harness the power of virtual platforms and still have a fun, engaging, educational event for our future pharmacists!

On March 19, from 3-6 p.m. ET during a FREE online event, hear from compounding pharmacists on how they used their intuitive innovation during a pandemic year to address shortages and provide personalized healthcare to those who needed it the most.

Over $5,000 in giveaways including a big prize to the college of pharmacy (in the United States and Canada) that has the most registrants.

Click here to register.

Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year nominations are open

Do you know a faculty liaison who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy, their NCPA Chapter, and the community? Consider nominating them for 2021 Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year. Nominations are accepted from NCPA student members and are due March 30. Visit NCPA Foundation Awards for information. Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions.

NCPA Student Leadership Council application deadline is March 31

The NCPA Student Leadership Council exists to represent pharmacy student members of the association. Among its purposes are to promote the profession of pharmacy, promote the role of independent community pharmacy, and promote communication between NCPA Student Chapters and the NCPA Department of Student Affairs. The Student Leadership Council is a two-year commitment. Year one you will serve as a Junior Member, and year two you will be a Senior Member.

Each NCPA Student Chapter may nominate one chapter officer as a candidate for the SLC. If more than one student per school is interested, then the student chapter should hold an election to determine a single nominee. All nominees should attend either the NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In or the NCPA Annual Convention.

Applications for the 2021-2023 regional officers are open. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. Email with any questions.

Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency applications

The PGY1 Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency (IPOR) program, developed in 2016, aims to prepare pharmacy graduates to be entrepreneurs and pharmacy owners in an evolving health care market by giving them the skills, confidence, and experience to create viable business models for community pharmacy in the future. We currently have residency sites in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Over the 12-month period, residents are partnered with experienced independent pharmacy owners and staff. They conduct quality improvement projects in each of the foundational areas of patient care, marketing, management, operations and finance, provide patient care services, develop a new or enhance an existing patient care service, complete a financial pharmacy certificate, attend the NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop, participate in a Transformation Seminar series, and develop a business plan. Email Karleen T. Melody, Program Coordinator with any questions.

NCPA student lapel pins available for purchase

The NCPA Student Affairs department understands the time, effort, and commitment involved in becoming a chapter officer. That is why we offer NCPA chapter officer pins. Each chapter officer can receive a lapel pin that signifies their support and dedication to independent community pharmacy and NCPA. These pins are excellent tokens to distribute at your chapter officer installation ceremony. At $7.50 each, there is minimal cost to the chapter. For $5 each, ALL your members can show their support of independent community pharmacy by wearing the NCPA lapel pin.

Complete the order form and return to the NCPA Foundation with payment. Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions or to pay by credit card.

Schedule a virtual visit from NCPA

NCPA wants to connect with members at your chapter. Contact to request a virtual visit at an upcoming meeting.

Connect with your Student Leadership Council Representative

Find your chapter's region representative contact information here to schedule a chapter visit or officer meeting. Student Leadership Council exists to represent you as a member at the national association. Use your representative as a resource for strengthening your student chapter. Interested in becoming a Student Leadership Council Representative? Contact your region's representative to learn more about the position.

Connect with other students

Join the new NCPA Student Pharmacists page to connect with fellow students and stay up to date on events and deadlines.

Follow us on Instagram

We've also created a new Instagram account for NCPA student members too — @ncpastudents. Continue following NCPA on Instagram for community pharmacy advocacy, innovations, and business education! @commpharmacy

To unsubscribe from promotional emails and surveys but continue to receive important updates about community pharmacy issues, click here to manage your subscription preferences.

To unsubscribe from all NCPA emails, including alerts on developments impacting community pharmacies, click here.