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Take Advantage of a NEW Student Benefit—Attain Financial Peace of Mind with Professional Liability Insurance
Liability insurance is a necessity for professionals in today's society. As a pharmacy student, you have professional liability exposure while participating in hands-on school activities, working in various pharmacy settings or giving professional advice to friends or family members. Attain financial peace of mind with 24-hour a day liability insurance coverage. This is an NCPA group plan, so join your peers by securing protection at an affordable premium. Group coverage limits are $1,000,000 per occurrence/$5,000,000 aggregate.

Professional Liability Insurance is an optional benefit for all NCPA student members and is administered and underwritten by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, Algona, IA. Students who have already renewed or signed up for membership this year can sign up on the membership form. New members and students who have not renewed their membership this year can sign up online at Any questions? Call NCPA Membership at 1-800-544-7447.

2011-2012 NCPA Elective Rotation in Association Management
NCPA is accepting applications for an elective rotation in national association management, with an emphasis on independent community pharmacy practice, from all colleges and schools of pharmacy. Students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will gain experience with the operations and activities of a national pharmacy association, while also learning about the vast number of opportunities available in independent community pharmacy practice.

The rotation schedule, while flexible, is designed to be four to six weeks in duration, and is available year-round. The rotation is intended to be an elective feature of a school or college of pharmacy's curriculum-based experiential program. Requests to participate should be coordinated through and received from the experiential program staff of the school or college. Please visit the NCPA website at for more information and an application. For questions, please contact NCPA Student Affairs at

2011 NCPA Summer Internship Application Deadline—January 15, 2011
The deadline for the NCPA 2011 Summer Internship is quickly approaching! Get your application together over the holiday break for this excellent opportunity to experience life at a national pharmacy association, while also learning more about the many opportunities that exist in independent community pharmacy practice.

The NCPA Summer Intern will spend 10 weeks at NCPA headquarters, beginning in May or June (start date is flexible) and will receive a stipend. For more information and an application, please visit the NCPA website at or contact NCPA student affairs at for questions.

Calling All Applicants for the NCPA 2011-2012 Executive Residency in Association Management Deadline—January 15, 2011
Are you preparing to graduate in May? Are you searching for post-graduate residency opportunities? Do you have an interest in pharmacy association management and independent community pharmacy? Look no further! The NCPA Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association work. Pharmacy school curriculum is extensive, but an NCPA Executive Residency distinguishes you from your fellow graduates by opening up new and rewarding opportunities for you in a number of areas. Interested? Visit the NCPA website at for more information and an application. For questions, please contact NCPA Student Affairs at

NCPA Student Chapter Midterm Report Deadline—January 31, 2011
Attention NCPA Student Chapters: Remember to fill out your Chapter Midterm Report by January 31, 2011! NCPA Student Chapter Midterm Reports should be completed by each active NCPA student chapter and are due on or by January 31, 2011. Get started on your reports over winter break and let us know about the wonderful projects your chapter has completed during the fall semester!

NCPA Foundation Scholarships and Student Loans
Information about NCPA Foundation Scholarship and Loan availability and pertinent application forms will be posted on the NCPA Foundation website at by mid-February. Please check the NCPA Foundation website periodically for updated information.

NCPA National Student Leadership Council Deadline—January 31, 2010
Attention all student leaders: Do not miss the opportunity to apply for a national student leadership position in NCPA's National Student Leadership Council (SLC)! The SLC represents all student pharmacist members of NCPA and is comprised of 16 student members who each complete a two-year term; the first as a Junior Member and the second as a Senior member. Multiple students from a school or college of pharmacy may apply each year, but only one may be appointed from that school or college. If multiple chapter members are interested in applying, we suggest that you hold an election within the chapter to determine whose application will be submitted. All SLC members must have held an office on the chapter level and all must be current student members of NCPA.

The goal of the SLC is to support the development of future leaders in community pharmacy and to recognize student pharmacists who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and pursuing a career in community pharmacy. The SLC supports the Associate Director of Management and Student Affairs at NCPA in providing the student pharmacist perspective in developing programs for NCPA student members among other responsibilities. Questions? Contact your regional SLC representatives or the Associate Director of Student Affairs at Additional information and an application can be found on the NCPA website at


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Dates & Deadlines

January 15, 2011
NCPA 2011 Summer Internship Application Deadline
NCPA 2011-2012 Executive Residency Deadline

January 31, 2011
NCPA National Student Leadership Council
Application Deadline NCPA Student Chapter Midterm Report Deadline

March 1, 2011
NCPA Student Chapter Outstanding Member of the Year Award Deadline
**Note: One nominee from each active chapter
Legislative Advocacy Challenge Report Deadline

March 15, 2011
NCPA Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
NPCA Foundation Student Loan Application Deadline

Need a Speaker for a Meeting at Your School?
Contact your NCPA National Student Leadership Council representative or NPCA Student Affairs at to schedule a time that works for you. NCPA Student Affairs, SLC Members, and/or NPCA Ambassadors would love to visit your school!

Has Your Chapter Completed a Successful Chapter Project?
Share a brief description of your successful chapter project, the results of your efforts in your school and/or community, and pictures (if available)! We want to recognize NCPA student chapters for their outstanding efforts and share your ideas and success stories with other NCPA student chapters. Email your story and pictures from the event, if applicable, to be included in the new NCPA Chapter Highlights section in the student section of the NCPA website.

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