A career in pharmacy combines academic interests in math, science, and healthcare. Pharmacists play a vital role in the healthcare system in a number of ways depending on their area of practice (government, academic, industry, community, hospitals, consulting, and more). Pharmacists are consistently ranked as one of the most trusted professionals, have outstanding opportunities for career growth, and have excellent earning potential.
The PiLL Program at The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is designed to introduce high school students to the pharmacy profession. Students will have the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop which will engage them in activities to explore careers in pharmacy.
Students will interact with pharmacists, faculty, pharmacy students, and other health care professionals through the PiLL Program giving them a first-hand experience in hospital and community pharmacy settings.
APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
The PiLL Camp is open to high school students. Students should have an interest in a career in healthcare, the sciences, and/or pharmacy. Students should be well-rounded and receive a recommendation from a non-family member who knows the students character (e.g., coach, pastor, pharmacist, employer, teacher or counselor). Students must also complete a PiLL Program Application and attend all workshops.
PHARMACY PiLL CAMP DATES
Due to construction, PiLL Summer Camp has been tentatively scheduled for the Fall. Check back here for when dates have been released.
PiLL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Career Options in Pharmacy – Students will participate in a career self-assessment, understand how their interests match with various careers in pharmacy, and speak with a panel of pharmacists who practice in a variety of settings.
Preparing for College – Students will learn about the expectations of college students, how to gear up for college while in high school, and will participate in lab activities in UC’s Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab. Specific emphasis will be placed on how to prepare for the pharmacy school admissions process.
What does a Pharmacist do? – Students will actively participate in activities to learn about the variety of opportunities in the profession of pharmacy.
Due to construction, PiLL Summer Camp has been tentatively scheduled for the Fall. Check back here for when dates have been released. The application will be released then.
Contact Corrine Sams, Assistant Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 558-3784.