Mark your calendar

Oct. 4, 8 p.m. ET

SLC Townhall: How to Get a Student Leadership Council Position

Oct. 9-12

NCPA 2021 Annual Convention

Oct. 21-23

PCCA International Seminar (in-person or virtual option)

Nov. 12, noon ET

Registration due for Nov. 13 NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp (virtual)

Nov. 13

NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp (virtual)

Nov. 15

SLC Townhall: NCPA Foundation (Scholarships, Summer Intern, APPE)

Dec. 1

Applications due for the Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Dec. 3

Registration due for PCCA Student Boot Camp Dec. 16-17

Dec. 13-14

PCCA Student Veterinary Compounding Lab (Prerequisite required)

Dec. 16-17

PCCA Student Boot Camp

Dec. 23

Registration due for PCCA Student Boot Camp Jan. 5-6

Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. ET

NCPA elective APPE and NCPA Foundation summer intern applications due

Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. ET

SLC applications due

Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m. ET

NCPA Executive Residency Applications Due

Jan. 5-6

PCCA Student Boot Camp

Jan. 22

NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp

#NCPAStudentStrong October 2021

NCPA 2021 Annual Convention

Join us LIVE in Charlotte, NC for the NCPA 2021 Annual Convention on Oct. 9-12, 2021. Student member rates start at $265, and student non-members at $315 (includes a one-year NCPA membership!). Student programming includes the 18th Annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, personal finance for student pharmacists, networking, and more! Before you go, make sure to check out our Annual Convention Preparation and Networking 101 webinar.

Register here.

NOW LIVE! Chapter rosters available in real time

Chapter presidents are now organization administers and can now obtain their chapter rosters on All chapter presidents must be national members in order to retrieve their roster. Please watch this video to get started. Did you enjoy this video? Be sure to like and comment on YouTube for more content like this. Need to reference the video later? It can be found on our chapter resources page. Contact for any further questions.

PCCA International Seminar

Pharmacy Students are invited! Celebrate the past, present, and future of compounding at the International Seminar 2021 from Oct. 21-23. Join us — in person OR virtually — for the compounding industry's biggest annual event and PCCA's 40th anniversary celebration. Connect with compounding mentors and colleagues. Be inspired by insights from our incredible speakers. Discounted pricing is available for current pharmacy school students. Visit for details on the agenda, speakers, and networking events.

NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp

The NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp on Nov. 13 features experts on industry finances, entrepreneurship, and key steps to starting your pharmacy. Registration is NOW OPEN and closes Nov. 12 at noon. Can’t make it? Watch out for our next virtual bootcamp on Jan. 22. Find the registration form and more information on our website.

Applications open for the NCPA Executive Residency

Applications are now open for the NCPA executive residency! The executive residency is a great way for new grads to start careers in association management, ownership, or innovative practice. Find more information on our website, and contact current resident, Jessica Satterfield, or residency director, Hannah Fish, with questions. Apply here by Dec. 31.

Elective APPE Rotation at NCPA

There are limited spots for an APPE at NCPA in association management. Students have the opportunity to spend several weeks learning about practice transformation, advocacy, education programs, and dive into their areas of interest. Applications are due Dec. 31 and can be found here.

SLC Townhall Series

The Student Leadership Council is excited to continue offering an innovative webinar series for our student members. The townhalls will take place the 2nd Monday of every month (except for Oct and Feb when it conflicts with convention and Valentine's Day, respectively) at 8pm ET. Some of the topics we will cover are Annual Preparation (Networking 101), the Business Plan Competition, and opportunities to work with NCPA. Keep checking the e-newsletters to register for the upcoming topics.

Register for our October Townhall, How to Get a Student Leadership Council Position

Register for our November Townhall, NCPA Foundation (Scholarships, Summer Intern, APPE)

Upcoming PCCA Student Boot Camp

Have an interest in compounding? PCCA is hosting boot camps at their newly renovated education lab in Houston on the following dates:

PCCA Institute's two-day, onsite Boot Camp introduces students to unique dosage forms, basic compounding techniques, regulatory updates, and quality and safety aspects used by contemporary compounding pharmacists. Students are enlightened to the reality and feasibility of opening their own compounding pharmacy and inspired to think of compounding as a viable, rewarding, and fulfilling career pathway. For more information, click here, or email Dr. Bindhu Batra.

**Special discount for NCPA student members - $50 off Boot Camp with coupon code "NCPA". Valid through October 31.**

PCCA school visits

Interested in hearing more about the wonderful world of compounding? PCCA offers the unique opportunity to have a representative speak to your NCPA Student Chapter to help educate students on compounding and promote further student training. Help open students' eyes to how pharmacists can help meet patient needs through this unique area in pharmacy.

If this is something of interest to your chapter, please email Dr. Bindhu Batra for more details and she would be happy to coordinate a virtual visit. Please note that fall availability is booked, but she is happy to book for spring 2022.

Connect with your Student Leadership Council Representative

We are excited to officially welcome our new team of Junior SLC members! 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 and sign up for the October Townhall. Applications are due Dec. 31.

2022 Community Pharmacy Scholarship supported by Pharmacists Mutual

Applications are now open for the 2022 Community Pharmacy Scholarship supported by Pharmacists Mutual! Recipients selected will each be awarded $3,000. Up to $60,000 in scholarships may be awarded for this academic year.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY for the Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current students must be a P3 or P4 pharmacy student in the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Eligible students must plan to practice in one of the following settings:

    • An independent or small chain community pharmacy, or

    • An underserved geographic or cultural community, preferably in an independent or small chain community pharmacy

Graduating from pharmacy school in 2022?

Don't forget to take advantage of the membership discounts we have for final year student pharmacists and recent pharmacy school graduates. Here's a pdf that summarizes them all! Use the JotForm link to renew your membership today!

Some of the highlights include receiving a copy of "Opening a Pharmacy" or "Buying a Pharmacy" from our bookstore when you take advantage of the final year student pharmacist member rate by paying for your last year of student membership and your first year of recent pharmacy school graduate membership in one go. That is a $100 value added! Graduating this year? Your first year out of school is only $55 to renew your membership!

Don't miss these great opportunities to stay involved at NCPA and continue to help move the practice of pharmacy forward.

How to communicate about COVID-19 with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities

Check out these resources from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) about the best ways to encourage confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. They can be found here, here, and here.

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.

We have new Facebook and Instagram pages!

Early this year 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.

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