Top 8 Reasons to Be an OPhA Member
- Shape the Future
Your membership helps determine the direction of the profession and protects your livelihood. For over 85 years, OPhA has looked after your interests whether at the State Capitol, the State Board of Pharmacy, Oklahoma Medicaid offices or anywhere else.
- Strength in Numbers
OPhA is the largest pharmacy organization in Oklahoma. This strength translates into advocacy and service, improved health for the patients we serve and great deals on products and services our members need.
- One United Voice
OPhA represents and speaks for pharmacists at the state legislature and other government agencies. We are your voice against laws and regulations that could harm the profession,and we advocate for the passage of laws or regulations that will enhance pharmacy.
- Expert Staff
When you call OPhA about a problem, you can reach experienced professionals with expertise in pharmacy operations and the legislative and regulatory process in Oklahoma. You can get referrals to contacts with state and national agencies to help your business.
- Continuing Education
OPhA assists its members in obtaining all continuing education credits (CPE) required by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. We offer several annual events where members have access to excellent CPE opportunities to earn the required 30 credit hours in 24 months.
- Stay Up-to-Date
OPhA keeps you abreast of the latest news and trends on Oklahoma pharmacy through faxes, email blasts and a monthly e-newsletter.
One of the best ways to continue learning the practice of pharmacy is by staying in touch with other pharmacists who experience similar challenges. OPhA allows you to meet colleagues in similar practice settings at social events like receptions, dinners and other outings.
- Pay It Forward
The Oklahoma Pharmacy Education Foundation was established to provide financial assistance to qualified students attending the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy or Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, allowing professional pharmacists to lead Oklahoma pharmacy into the next century.