Boot Camp!

On the Business of Pharmacy

2 days to go from pharmacist to CEO and earn 16 CE Hours

IRx Boot Camp Attendee
Boot Camps

When preparing for a marathon you only have a certain amount of time to train before the race. We only have two days to turn you from pharmacist to owner. Like marathon training, our pharmacy boot camp is intense and essential. Unlike the marathon, our training is informal and fun – while still gaining useful skills. We cover all the essential aspects of ownership while giving you an opportunity to ask all your questions plus develop a peer group with your fellow attendees. Just as a marathon runner has a completely different perspective than a casual jogger, you can transform your view of the business from a pharmacist to that of a successful owner.

Coming Soon!

Online Boot Camps

Mark BonDurant Consulting on Pharmacy Operations
Upcoming Boot Camps

Due to Covid-19, IRx has decided to cancel the previously scheduled 2020 Boot Camps.  We encourage you to explore our new Online Boot Camp offering and we will post updates here and on our blog when new in person Boot Camps are scheduled.

What does a camp consist of?
Boot Camp Agenda

It is an action packed two days at an IRx Boot Camp!  The standard schedules are presented below.

Communication Conference Meeting Presentation Seminar Concept

Standard Schedule

Day 1

We will take you through each of these statements and provide you with enough knowledge to use them to improve your pharmacy and allow you to have an intelligent conversation with your accountant.

As a business owner you are pulled in many directions and there are so many ideas to think about but we have found if you focus on Revenue, Cost of Inventory and Expenses you will have a profitable business for the long term. In this session we take a look at each and determine how they affect a pharmacies profitability and then outline what to do to improve upon them.

Inventory accounts for 75% of a pharmacies expenses and takes up most of the cash. Managing inventory properly will be the difference between making money and not making money.

90% of a pharmacies sales are through a PBM and yet many of us do not understand how the pay, when they pay or how to improve upon those payments. In this session we will outline all of this so you can have a better performing pharmacy.

In this section we outline how to create a great culture within your pharmacy using the principles of the One Minute Manager.

Most pharmacy owners are pharmacist and have only received pharmacy and science based training. Marketing is not something that comes naturally to the average owner. However it is crucial to always be gaining new business as it is one of the few ways profit can increase or be sustained. We will provide you with basic marketing practices that can be implemented immediately upon your return.

We will go through real world scenarios for each of the topics discussed during the day.

Day 2

A lot of good work can be wasted by a tiny clerical error. In this session we will outline the current audit triggers, provide tools that will help ensure the staff is following procedures and outline what to do when you receive an audit notice.

The number one driver of new revenue to an independent pharmacy are referrals from doctors, nurse practitioners, hospitals, assisted living facilities, etc. Yet many of us are unsure how to approach these professionals. In this session we will discuss best practices for a sales call to healthcare providers.

When it comes to controlled drugs every detail is essential. Learn how to protect yourself from employee theft, DEA Audits and robberies.

Many small businesses including pharmacies ignore Human Resources however this can be costly and also damaging to the culture of your business. Having the proper documents for all employees will prevent large problems in the future. You can also use this documentation to set expectations for new employees. We will discuss the importance of Human Resources and provide you documentation and tools to make it easy to do.

We will provide you with 10 habits that if you implement each week, month, quarter and year you will have a pharmacy that is safe, profitable, legal and great place to work.

We will go through real world scenarios for each of the topics discussed during the day.

Previous Boot Camps
Madison, WI
IPC Headquarters
Dallas, TX
McKesson Headquarters
Wilmington, NC
Live Oak Bank Headquarters
Dallas, TX
McKesson Headquarters
Dayton, OH
IRx Headquarters
Dallas, TX
McKesson Headquarters
Dayton, OH
IRx Headquarters
November 9-10, 2019
August 10-11, 2019
April 27-28, 2019
August 11-12, 2018
May 18-19, 2018
August 12-13, 2017
Dec 10-11, 2016