OPA Student membership dues are only $25 annually. OPA will engage, educate and expose you to leaders within the profession; to key advocates & legislative contacts; to a variety of career opportunities; and to the many benefits of state association involvement. If you have questions, please contact OPA at email@example.com or (614)389-3236.
Student Pharmacist Legislative Day
Ohio Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Student Legislative Day is an advocacy event that affords student pharmacists the opportunity to meet with legislators to educate them about pharmacy-related issues and the value of the pharmacist. You will learn about the latest legislative issues in the Ohio Statehouse, how to effectively communicate those issues, hear from the legislators themselves, and have a chance to visit with your legislator. This program will allow you to become involved in the issues impacting Ohio pharmacy practice. We’ll discuss new pharmacist-payment models, Medicaid issues, PBM reform, new laws and rules, scope of practice expansion, and other critical pharmacy issues.
Stay tuned to OPA's website for 2022's event!
OPA's Annual Conference & Trade Show
The OPA Annual Conference has plenty of opportunities to expand your pharmacy knowledge. This three-day meeting is full of student-focused programming, numerous continuing pharmacy education programs to complement your classroom education, and invaluable networking opportunities for everyone. Enhance your professional platform while discovering what OPA can do for you now and for your future!
Student events include:
Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition
In this annual competition, students have been invited to submit business plans detailing the loan request, mission statement, description of the business, marketing plan, and financial reports for buying a pharmacy or developing innovative pharmacy services. Three finalist teams will present their plans to a panel of judges.
2021 Business Plan Competition Winners- University of Cincinnati
Pictured left to right: Angel Gonzalez, Luna Shi, Kelly Strama, and Matthew Weaver
2019 Student Olympics Winners
OTC and Self-Care Challenge
2019 OTC and Self-Care Challenge Winners- University of Toledo
Student Law Review
New Practitioner Experience (NPX) Events and more!
Save the date for OPA's 144th Annual Conference & Trade Show- April 1-3, 2022!
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