Student Membership


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 or (614)389-3236.

Student Benefits

  • Access to resources such as the OPA salary survey and more
  • One mentorship panel hosted by NPX per year 
  • Quarterly advocacy updates 
  • Virtual Lunch + Learns monthly, focused on unique practice areas/timely topics
  • Year-round offerings of OPA student projects - professional writing and research opportunities
  • Annual Conference Student Events: Business Plan Competition, OTC Challenge, Student Olympics, and more
  • OPA Leadership Awards
  • Electronic Ohio Pharmacist monthly journal
  • Opportunity to collaborate with OPA on projects
  • Networking Opportunities with Ohio pharmacists and student pharmacists
  • Opportunity to attend OPA committee meetings
  • Discounts on Student Registrations to OPA programs

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.

2024 Student Legislative Day


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.

University of Cincinnati

2024 Business Plan Competition Winners: NEOMED
Pictured left to right: Madelyn Braman, Diana Morus, Patrick Moldovan, Olivia King

Student Olympics

Ohio Nothern University

2024 Student Olympics Winners: Ohio Northern University
Pictured left to right: Dr. Zach Fettman, Jennica Herrod-Gonzalez , Linda Azap

OTC and Self-Care Challenge

University of Findlay Winners of OTC Self-Care Challenge

2024 OTC and Self-Care Challenge Winners- The University of Findlay
Pictured left to Right: Hailey Selders, Samantha Bentley, Haley Baker, Gabriel Reyes, Ryan Gildow

Student Law Review

New Practitioner Experience (NPX) Events and more!

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