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Benefits of BCPhA Membership

Congratulations on completing pharmacy school! 

The spring of 2019 marks the graduation of the first Entry-to-Practice PharmD students from UBC. It really is the first step in charting a new frontier for the profession of community pharmacists. And like all explorers charting new frontiers, it is not possible to clearly know what lies ahead or where the destination will end. And that’s okay. Because any good journey involves some surprises along the way.

As you start the next stage of your career, the BC Pharmacy Association will play a vital role in helping you build your career. From personal professional liability insurance to job postings to tools and resources to professional development, the BC Pharmacy Association is here to help.

Join 3,200 practicing pharmacists and 900 pharmacies across the province as a BCPhA member.

Why join the BCPhA?

#1 Professional Liability Insurance

Each BCPhA General membership includes Personal Professional Liability Insurance coverage of $2 million per occurrence and $4 million annual aggregate. Personal Professional Liability Insurance is required to register with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

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#2 Jobs and Salaries

Find the right job with the best pharmacy job board in B.C. The job board will help you build your career and our wage and benefits survey report benchmarks wages and benefits across the province.

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#3 Practice Tools and Resources

The Pharmacy Practice Support team creates tools and resources to help you with your practice so that you can focus on what matters - your patients.

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#4 eTraining and Live Workshops

BCPhA offers eTraining and live workshops to help you reach your maximum potential. The College of Pharmacists of BC requires registrants to finish a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education learning and a minimum of 5 hours of accredited continuing education as part of the renewal process.

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#5 Practice Support Hotline

Help is only a phone call away with the Practice Support Hotline. The Pharmacy Practice Support team offers support for members relating to pharmacy.

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#6 Networking and Membership

BC Pharmacy Association provides you with the opportunity to meet pharmacists from across the province.

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#7 Advocacy for the Profession

The BC Pharmacy Association is the voice of community pharmacy. Through our organization, we collaborate and advocate for the role of community pharmacists in B.C.'s health-care system.

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#8 Benefits and Discounts

The BC Pharmacy Association negotiates a number of benefits for pharmacists from insurance to phone plans to travel, entertainment and more.

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#9 PharmASSIST

Pharmassist provides access to brief solution-focused counseling to address problems that may be impacting a pharmacist’s well-being and/or their ability to perform professional responsibilities. It is also available to members seeking employment-related advice.

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#10 Financial Literacy Council

As a BCPhA member you are eligible to access up to 2 hours of complimentary consultation per year.

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New Grad Membership Pricing

To congratulate you, we would like to offer you a $100 new grad discount to help you kick start your career. In addition, we would like to give you a free gift with $100 value upon activation of your membership. That's a total of $200 in value!

What's included with your new grad membership

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* $385 includes the $100 new graduate discount. Renewal rate is $485.

Membership without Insurance

BC Pharmacy Association General Memberships include Professional Liability Insurance for $2 million per occurrence and $4 million annual aggregate. If you already have insurance coverage, you can opt out of the insurance portion for membership. Memberships without Professional Liability Insurance is $220 for the first year.

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* $220 includes the $100 new graduate discount. Renewal rate is $320.

Monthly Payment Plan

The BC Pharmacy Association offers monthly payment plans to help fit your budget. With the monthly payment plan, you can spread the cost of the membership and insurance over equal monthly payments. The cost to set up a monthly payment plan is 1.5%.

Monthly plans start at $34.19/mo for general membership with insurance and $19.54/mo for general membership without insurance. These prices are only valid for the first 12 months.

If you would like to sign up for monthly payment plan, you will require a void cheque or a pre-authorized debit form from your bank.

About the BC Pharmacy Association

The British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) is an organization that supports and advances the professional and economic interests of community pharmacists and pharmacies in the province. The BCPhA’s membership includes more than 3,200 practicing pharmacists and more than 900 pharmacies that are in communities large and small across the province.