Most of you have heard by now that POLA 2020 is going virtual! While COVID-19 has thrown us a curve ball, we are going to make the best of it and be sure that all of the POLA curriculum and networking opportunities remain in tact. The virtual POLA 2020 kickoff event will be Friday July 31st from 10am to 2pm CST. We will continue to deliver the POLA curriculum and networking opportunities through monthly virtual meetings throughout the fall semester.If you have not received an email from Seth Heldenbrand regarding confirming your registration please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon, Seth
What is POLA?
POLA is a week-long academy focused on the fundamentals of pharmacy ownership and leadership. The POLA curriculum is specifically designed to help prepare students and equip them with the tools they need to be successful independent pharmacy owners.
Who Can Come?
POLA is open to student pharmacists nationwide. However, our maximum enrollment for the upcoming session is 40 students. Contact your NCPA Chapter Advisor or Dean of Student Affairs about enrolling in POLA.
When and where is POLA?
POLA is held on University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The upcoming session will be June 8th-12th, 2020.
POLA Curriculum Highlights
- What it takes to own a pharmacy
- How to write a real-world business plan and best practices for submitting a business plan to the NCPA Business Plan Competition
- Personal and professional development
- Importance of leadership in the pharmacy profession
How much does it cost to attend POLA?
Registration and tuition for POLA is free. All student meals are provided during the academy. Students are only responsible for their travel to and from Little Rock, AR and housing during their 5-day stay. POLA has partnered with a nearby hotel where students may share a suite with other POLA participants. Prices for the five night stay range from $65 if sharing a four person suite to $250 for individual rooms.