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High School Students Can “Discover Pharmacy” During Virtual Two-Day Camp at Wilkes University August 18-19

Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy will provide high school juniors and seniors with a prescription for a successful career during this summer’s virtual Discover Pharmacy camp. The two-day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and Wednesday, Aug. 19. The fee is $40 per student. Deadline to register is July 31.

This summer’s Discover Pharmacy camp is fully online, but will still feature hands-on activities. The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy will mail a camp kit directly to participating students’ homes. With the kit and some common household items, campers will have everything they need for an interactive, remote experience. 

Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at pharmacy and participate in activities, including:

  • Naloxone training
  • Making cough drops
  • Calculating and drawing acetaminophen dosages
  • Dissolving over-the-counter medications
  • Building a heart model to explore anatomy and physiology concepts
  • Learning how pharmacists help battle cancer
  • Competing in pharmacy jeopardy.

During camp, students also will examine public health issues, pharmacogenomics, chromatography and patient education. Participants will learn about the application process for pharmacy school, receive tips on preparing for the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and discuss a variety of rewarding career paths. 

Discover Pharmacy campers will have an opportunity to talk with current pharmacy students, faculty and deans while combining hands-on activities to introduce them to pharmacy’s dynamic blend of science and patient care.

To register for the two-day event, visit wilkes.edu/discoverpharmacy.

For more information contact Bernadette Frail at bernadette.frail@wilkes.edu.

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About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 46 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.