The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will be hosting the upcoming session of POLA June 21 – 25, 2021. POLA is open to students nationwide, but our maximum enrollment for this session is 40 students. We will close the application process once we have received 60 application submissions. Our intention is to hold this event in-person at the main UAMS campus in Little Rock, Arkansas, but we are prepared to host via virtual platform. Student health and safety is of the utmost importance, so we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and making decisions with your best interest in mind. 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 21 – 25, 2021
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 are free. If in-person, all student meals are provided (free) during the academy, but students will be responsible for their travel to and from Little Rock along with housing during their 5-day stay. POLA lodging is at a nearby UAMS affiliated hotel and can range from $32.50 to $65 per night.