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Ownership Boot Camp

KPIC/NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Boot Camp

The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center (KPIC) and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) are pleased to offer an annual Pharmacy Ownership Boot Camp. This program was developed from the NCPA Pharmacy Ownership Workshop and is specifically designed for pharmacy students and recent pharmacy graduates considering pharmacy ownership or desiring additional pharmacy financial management skills. The program exposes attendees to industry experts who will share knowledge and tools to help participants evaluate and prepare for potential careers in independent pharmacy ownership or management. Individuals contemplating an exciting career in independent pharmacy or pharmacy ownership should not miss out on this one-of-a-kind program!


The topics covered in the program include:

  • Overview of career opportunities within independent community pharmacy

  • Exploration of various services/niche offerings of independent community pharmacies

  • Determining if pharmacy ownership is for you

  • Types of pharmacy ownership

  • Mechanisms for identifying pharmacy ownership opportunities

  • The costs and benefits of pharmacy ownership

  • Financial management and valuation of a pharmacy

  • Personal finance and preparing for owning your own business

  • Business plan components and development

  • Funding options for pharmacy ownership

  • Emerging opportunities for community pharmacy


Register for the 2017 PCCA Student Boot Camp. This school year’s boot camp will be held February 25-26, 2017 at the USC Campus of SCCP. This event is being coordinated and partially funded by the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center.

This event will be held on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Minimum enrollment is 25; maximum enrollment is 30.

If you choose to pay via check, mail a check made out to the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center to:

715 Sumter Street

CLS 109

Columbia, SC 29205

Checks must be received by February 5, 2017.

*This event is open to South Carolina College of Pharmacy students only!

Click here to register.

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