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IPA Elective Rotation

Rotation Description:

Students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will gain experience with the operations and strategic activities of a state pharmacy association. Our rotation schedule is four weeks in duration and is available year-round. Slots are limited, so contact your experiential education office soon to coordinate a rotation with IPA.



This rotation will take place at IPA's headquarters on the north side of Indianapolis (9449 Priority Way West Drive, Suite 230, Indianapolis IN 46240-6404).  However, the rotation may involve travel to the Indiana Statehouse during legislative seasons or to other nearby locations where pharmacy advocacy is needed.



Potential Student Responsibilities:

  • Research, track, and advocate for legislative bills during Indiana’s legislative sessions.
  • Participate in IPA board meetings and State Board of Pharmacy meetings.
  • Assist in developing continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs.
  • Develop market research surveys.
  • Create educational presentations highlighting benefits of membership.
  • Author IN-Touch e-news, Indiana Pharmacist Journal articles, and social media blasts.

Areas of Growth for Students:

  • Network with key pharmacy decision makers and hiring managers throughout the state.
  • Develop personal leadership skills.
  • Develop a personal brand, CV, LinkedIn and 5-year career plan.
  • Sharpen marketing, finance and business development skills with experienced members in the field.
  • Learn the importance of legislative action in advancing the profession of pharmacy.