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UB pharmacy school launches first pre-pharmacy summer camp for high school students

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Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:20 am

By the University at Buffalo

High school students from across the nation will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession through the first University at Buffalo pre-pharmacy summer camp.

The three-day camp, hosted by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS), will teach nearly 60 students the ins and outs of pharmacy practice through activities that simulate combining and dispensing medications, counseling patients and more.

The program will be held July 12-14 in Kapoor Hall on the UB South Campus. Activities will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

"By participating in this program, talented students can explore a health profession that joins their strong interests in math and science, and their desire to help others," said Christine Stumm, SPPS associate director of admissions and advisement. "The earlier students identify their career path, the sooner they can streamline their education and graduate study."

Participants will experience a broad scope of learning experiences, including hands-on activities such as compounding, visits to local clinical practices and research labs, and lectures by UB faculty and Buffalo-area SPPS alumni on topics that range from vaccinations to the future of the profession.

The camp also highlights educational opportunities at SPPS and recommends high school courses students can take to prepare for undergraduate pharmacy coursework.

For more information, visit https://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/news-events/events/pre-pharmacy-summer-camp.html.

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