Mark your calendar

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m. ET

Chapter Officer Training: Regions 1 & 2

Jan. 11, 8 p.m. ET

Chapter Officer Training: Regions 3 & 5

Jan. 12, 9 p.m. ET

Chapter Officer Training: Regions 4 & 6

Jan. 13, 10 p.m. ET

Chapter Officer Training: Regions 7 & 8

Jan. 14, noon ET

Registration due for NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp (1-day, virtual)

Jan. 14

Scholarships Applications due for NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop (pre-work + 2-day virtual)

Jan. 15

NCPA Student Midyear Reports due

Jan. 22

NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp (virtual)

Jan. 29-30

NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop

Feb. 15

NCPA SLC Townhall- NCPA Resources for Student Business Plan Competition

Mar. 15

NCPA Foundation Scholarships Applications Due

Mar. 30

Outstanding Faculty Liaison Nominations Due

#NCPAStudentStrong January 2022

NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp

The NCPA Student Ownership Bootcamp on Jan. 22 in collaboration with the University of South Carolina features experts on industry finances, entrepreneurship, and key steps to starting your pharmacy and what you can do to prepare for ownership as a student. Registration is open until Jan. 14 at noon ET for our next virtual bootcamp. Find more information and updates on our website.

Spring Chapter Officer Training

Spring Chapter Officer Training is on the way! As a reminder, this is a required meeting, so mark your calendars! The meetings will be recorded but like last time, we're going to have breakout rooms with your SLC leaders so you don't want to miss this. After a standout group from Fall Officer Training in September, Spring Chapter Officer Training will include an All President's call for Regions 1-8 on Jan. 5, an All Faculty Liaison call for Regions 1-8 on Jan. 6 and then multiple dates for each region's chapter leaders, so make sure to sign up for your time. Questions? Reach out to

Regions 1 & 2

Jan. 11, 6:30 pm. ET

Register here.

Regions 3 & 5

Jan. 11, 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET

Register here.

Regions 4 & 6

Jan. 12, 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET

Register here.

Regions 7 & 8

Jan. 13, 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT/10 p.m. ET

Register here.

Faculty Liaisons

Does your faculty liaison want to start getting the student newsletter? Have them sign up here.

Scholarships Open for January Ownership Workshop

The NCPA Foundation and Pharmacists Mutual provide a limited number of student scholarships for the NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop sponsored by McKesson and in part by Live Oak Bank and Pharmacists Mutual Companies. This is a soup-to-nuts crash course on pharmacy ownership, whether you are starting from the ground up, purchasing an existing store, or expanding to become a multi-store owner. If you are interested in attending the January 29-30, 2022 Virtual Pharmacy Ownership apply now for a scholarship. Applications due January 14.

Contact the NCPA Foundation at or call 703-838-2653 with any questions.

NCPA Foundation Scholarships Applications

Scholarship applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year. The NCPA Foundation recognizes current pharmacy students with demonstrated leadership qualities, academic achievement, and an interest in independent community pharmacy. NCPA student members are eligible to apply. For more information visit Scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. Contact with questions.

New year, new members

It's that time of the year to renew your National NCPA dues! You can renew online here in just a few moments! Chapter officers: also remember to make sure that everyone attending chapter meetings is a national member, and that you're meeting the 16-member minimum for awards and competitions. Questions? Reach out to

Midyear reports and End-of-Year reports

Submissions for midyear reports are now LIVE on AwardForce! An updated template and video on how to submit your reports is available on the NCPA website. Click here to submit yours before the January 15 deadline.

Join your Region's GroupMe!

Always feel like you are missing important NCPA news or events? Well you're in luck! Introducing the new NCPA Student Region Groupme. Using these group messages, you will be able to see calendar events that are important for students to attend. You will also be able to set notification preferences for these as well. Another plus is that these Groupme's only allow the owner (your SLC Region Representative) to post, so you don't have to worry about notification fatigue that comes along with other group messages. Find your region below and sign up to stay involved with NCPA!

Unsure what region you're in? Click HERE to find out!

Have you seen our chapter resources page?

We've added new content including presentation resources, Midyear and End-of-Year report resources, how to access your chapter roster, parliamentary procedure, business plan competition guides, and more! Access all of these and more here.

Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year Nominations are Open

Do you know an NCPA faculty liaison who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy, their NCPA Chapter, and the community? Consider nominating them for 2022 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 SLC Townhall Series

The NCPA 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 Feb. when it conflicts with Valentine's Day) at 8 p.m. ET. Some of the topics that will be covered include Preparation for Congressional Fly-In, the Business Plan Competition, and CPESN and Flip the Pharmacy!. Keep checking the e-newsletters to register for the upcoming topics. Access recordings from previous Townhalls on How to Get a Student Leadership Council Position, Networking 101, CPESN® and Flip the Pharmacy, and more here!

Next Townhall: Spring Chapter Officer Training Jan. Multiple dates (see information above to register)

NCPA Resources for Student Business Plan Competition Feb 15. Register here.

Upcoming PCCA Fundamentals of Compounding

Fundamentals of Compounding is comprised of two separate parts: 1) an online component that contains approximately 4-6 hours of didactic work per week and 2), an Advanced Compounding Lab that contains two 8-hour days focused on hands-on learning. Students may choose to take the online component individually or in combination with the lab. Many schools of pharmacy offer elective credit for this course. Check with your academic advisors!

  • The 10 week online course begins February 14 (no prerequisite)

  • The Advanced Compounding Lab will be held on May 16-17 at PCCA

    • Boot Camp is a prerequisite for the Advanced Compounding Lab

  • Click here for more information and to register

For any questions on PCCA Student Courses, feel free to email Dr. Bindhu Batra.

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.

Pharmacists Mutual free presentation opportunity

If you're needing some fresh content for your chapter meetings, school events, or just want more information on the nitty-gritty of pharmacy practice and management, Pharmacists Mutual offers in-person campus presentations or virtual presentations on medication claims, risk management techniques, and professional liability. Find more information here, and reach out to Don McGuire or Kristen Jones to schedule a date.

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. Applications are due Dec. 31.

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.

You can also order grad cords for your chapter for members graduating with active dues!

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.

Weight bias in student pharmacists survey

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a research survey study entitled, "Weight Bias Among Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists". This is a research project being conducted by Hannah Johnson, PharmD, from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Your responses may help us gain a better understanding of implicit and explicit weight bias and fatphobia within the pharmacy profession. We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey 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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