NCPA National Student Leadership Council

NCPA's National Student Leadership Council (SLC) represents all student members of the National Community Pharmacists Association. The SLC is comprised of 16 student members who each complete a two-year term; year one you will serve as a Junior Member, and year two you will be a Senior Member. In addition to your other roles, will be assigned to a NCPA Steering Committee, which meets each March at NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Applications from multiple students from a school or college of pharmacy may apply each year, but only one may be appointed from that school or college for the application year. All SLC members must have held an office on the chapter level and all must be current student members of NCPA.

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. A main 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 independent pharmacy.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Serve on an NCPA Steering Committee in their Senior year on the Council and attend the Steering Committee Forum

  • Determine how the NCPA SLC will vote regarding policy proposals before the NCPA House of Delegates

  • Appoint new members of the SLC

  • Determine the Chapter of the Year

  • Develop program content for the NCPA Annual Convention

  • Attend the NCPA Annual Convention (Required)

  • Attend the Annual SLC Leadership Retreat held in May(Required) and the following NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Summit in May (strongly encouraged)

Procedures and Timeline: It is strongly encouraged that any student interested in applying for the Student Leadership Council to attend the NCPA Annual Convention in October. This will provide interested students the opportunity to meet current SLC representatives to find out more about the position and the requirements, while also allowing the representative assess the applicant's knowledge of NPCA and their ability to serve in this capacity.

Completed SLC applications must be submitted by December 31st and applicants will be notified of their appointment status to the SLC by March 1. Junior SLC members will begin their term March 1, and will be expected to attend the NCPA Leadership Retreat at the NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, VA in May. The advancement of Junior member to Senior member happens at the beginning of the NCPA Steering Committee Forum where the Senior member will being their second term with attendance at the Forum.