While summer pre-college programs and camps focusing on business, engineering, and the arts get a lot of attention from high school students and their parents and a lot of promotion from the colleges offering them, not everyone wants to go into business, engineering, or the arts. There are a lot of career options out there, and one that often gets overlooked in terms of pre-professional preparation is that of a pharmacist.
RxPLORE is a summer professional development pre-college program designed by current University of Pittsburgh PITTPharmacy PharmD students for high school students to explore pharmacy as a possible career option. The program has been modified to include both in-person and online options to make it accessible to more students than ever before. Pitt is frequently referred to as the top pharmacy school in Pennsylvania.
RxPLORE introduces students to the fascinating world of pharmacy and highlights the ways that Doctors of Pharmacy are uniquely qualified as vital members of the patient care team. If compounding medications and drug development excite you, then you really should consider this unique summer experience created especially for rising high school juniors and seniors. No previous pharmacy experience is necessary; however, the application requires students to submit an official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a short questionnaire. Best of all the cost is quite reasonable. The cost of attendance for the in-person program is $450.00 and only $100.00 for the virtual camp. To learn more and apply visit https://www.rxplore.pharmacy.pitt.edu/.