Student Competitions

Poster Abstract Competition

The 2021 MPA & IPhA Conference and Trade Show is the perfect venue to showcase one’s unique practice idea, program, project and/or experience.  It provides the presenter with the ideal setting to share with pharmacy colleagues.  Poster topics may encompass any area of pharmacy practice. Click here for the specific guidelines for this competition. Please note, this is not only for students. Pharmacists, technicians, students, residents, etc. can participate.

Business Plan Competition

The organization has recognized the need to mentor students who have an interest in expanding pharmacy services within corporate, independent or consulting arenas of pharmacy.  The primary goal of this competition is to allow students to create a fluid and comprehensive business plan. Pharmacy is a very broad and diverse profession. Any ideas/concepts supporting and enhancing the practice of pharmacy would be considered a valid entry for the purposes of this competition. This can include but is not limited to, the purchase of an existing community pharmacy or consulting business, establishing a new community pharmacy, or developing a new pharmacy/pharmacist-centered patient care service. Click here for the specific guidelines for this competition. 

Patient Counseling Competition 

In nature, this competition will mimic the National Patient Counseling. The competition is designed to reflect changes that are occurring in practice, to promote and encourage further professional development of the student pharmacist and to reinforce the role of the pharmacist as a health care provider and educator. Students will demonstrate the counseling skills they have learned within their didactic course and/or work-related experiences. Click here for the specific guidelines for this competition.