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Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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About Our Summer Camp

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Summer Camp provides information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school students.

This unique day camp experience incorporates active participation in a broad scope of learning experiences, including “hands-on” training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures by faculty and local Buffalo area alumni pharmacist practitioners and field trips. The camp program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and the pharmacy curriculum at SPPS as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy course work.

Pricing

  • Buffalo area students $225
  • Out of area students $225
  • Rochester area students $250 (or students who will be taking the bus from Rochester)
    Rochester Instructions:
    Rochester-area attendees will be bussed to and from the RIT Inn and Conference Center leaving daily at 7:45 a.m. and returning at 4:30 p.m.  Please meet in the front parking lot no later than 7:30 a.m.  The bus will leave promptly at 7:45 a.m. and will return at 4:15 p.m.  Students will communicate with parents via text message if there is any traffic or delays.

Dining
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to participants each day at no additional cost. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements/restrictions.

Housing
UB proudly partners with a local hospitality service to offer both convenience and value to guests visiting UB and attending our events. Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst has offered a discounted rate of $139 per night, which includes a hot breakfast buffet from 6am-9:30 a.m. and a manager’s reception (Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.).  Also included is transportation from the airport to the hotel and to and from the hotel to UB South Campus for camp. 

Guests can book by calling the hotel directly at 716-833-2277 and making reference to the University at Buffalo or the corporate ID of 0560066524. Also, guests can book at the discounted rate online.

See Travel Accommodations, UB Visitor’s Guide and the Buffalo Niagara Visitor’s Guide for additional options and information.

Parking and Directions
http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/about-us/visit/directions.html

Camp Highlights

Academic advising and planning: Receive tips and guidance on how to prepare for your education and career in pharmacy practice and/or research.

Career discovery: Learn about the diverse job opportunities for pharmacists.

Research opportunities: Visit UB SPPS labs and meet with faculty researchers in clinical and basic sciences.

Tour facilities and shadow pharmacists: Explore the internationally-recognized community of healing, learning and discovery.

Meet pharmacy professionals, researchers and current students: Find out about working in different pharmacy settings from real-world practitioners, researchers and current UB SPPS PharmD students.

Hands-on activities and live demos: Learn about pharmacy skills and techniques, such as patient counseling and compounding.

Sample Schedule

Mon. July 11

Time

Activity

Location

Day 1

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

Outside K125

Breakfast

9:05am-10:15am

Welcome & SPPS Overview: What Do Pharmacists Do?

 

K125

 

10:15am-10:30am

Group Photo

K125 or Outside

 

10:30am-11:30am

Dean’s Student Ambassador - Student Panel

K125 or Outside

Lunch

11:30am-12:00pm

Group Building Activity: Patient Care/Ethical Scenarios

 

K125

 

12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Tours of Behling Simulation Center & Competency Center

4th Floor Farber Hall and 244 Farber Hall

Snack

2:00pm-3:00pm

Tours of Kapoor & Pharmacogenomics Teaching Lab

4th Floor Kapoor Hall

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

K125

Tues. July 11

Time

Activity

Location

Day 2

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

K125

Breakfast

9:05am-10:00am

Dean’s Alumni Ambassador Career Panel

K125

 

10:00am-11:00am

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Medical Marijuana

K125

 

11:00am-11:20am

Group Building Activity

 

K125

 

11:20am-11:45am

Bus from Kapoor to Mobile Pharmacy Solutions

Bus

Lunch

11:45am-12:30pm

Tour of Mobile Pharmacy Solutions

MPS, 644 Ellicott St.

 

12:30pm-12:40pm (walk)

12:45pm-1:15pm

(tour)

Tour of NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS)

 

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St.

Snack

1:15pm-1:30pm (walk)

1:30pm-2:30pm (tour & short presentations)

Tour of Buffalo General Medical Center

 

What Do Pharmacists Do? Careers in Clinical Pharmacy

 

 

8th Floor BGMC, 100 High St.

 

2:40pm-3:00pm

Bus from BGMC to Kapoor Hall

Bus

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

From Bus

Weds. July 12

Time

Activity

Location

Day 3

Breakfast

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In & Breakfast

K125

 

9:15am-9:30am

Bus to North Campus

Bus

 

9:30am-10:30am

10:30am-11:00am

11:00am-12:00pm

Enhanced Visit UB, Honors & Academies

Pharmacy Admissions Presentation

North Campus Tour

107 Capen Hall

Lunch

12:00pm-12:45pm

Career Services Lunch – StrengthsQuest

107 Capen Hall

 

12:45pm-1:00pm

Bus to South Campus

Bus

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

(1:05-1:10 start time)

Academic Presentation: Medication Adherence Activity

K125

Snack

2:00pm-3:00pm

 

 

 

What Do Pharmacists Do?

Model Pharmacy, Mock Counseling & Dispensing

Compounding Lab Activity

White Coat Photos

Model Pharmacy-K252

Patient Assessment-K250

Compounding Lab-K130

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

From Atrium

Thurs. July 13

Time

Activity

Location

Day 4

Breakfast

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In & Breakfast

K125

 

9:00am-9:45am

(9:05am start)

Academic Presentation: SPPS Global & Local Outreach

K125

 

9:45am-10:45am

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Opioids

 

K125

 

10:45am-11:45am

NARCAN Training (to follow Opioids session)

K125

Lunch

11:45am-12:15pm

Lunch

K125/Outside

 

12:15pm-1:00pm

SPPS Scavenger Hunt Bingo

 

 

1:00pm-1:30pm

Academic Presentation: How SPPS Students Gain Professional Experience

K125

Snack

1:30pm-2:30pm

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Vaccinations

K125

 

2:30pm-3:00pm

Camp Closing

Certificates, Evaluation, Slideshow, & Departure

 

K125

Application and Eligibility

Admission into Pharmacy Summer Camp is competitive and is based upon the following criteria:

  • Open to high school students
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale, B Letter Grade, 83-86 Percentile
  • Application essay titled "Discuss your interest in pharmacy and describe any experience in the field"
  • Resume demonstrating any extra-curricular activities, honors and awards, and a strong interest in math and science, the health sciences, and/or pharmacy
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher

To apply:

  • Complete the application form, including the application essay, and submit it no later than June 2. Please do not submit registration payment with application; non-refundable registration payment is due after notification of acceptance and no later than June 15.
  • Within the application, you must enter a valid email address for a school counselor or teacher who will receive a link for an electronic letter of recommendation. Your recommender will also need to upload your high school transcript.
  • Once accepted and your camp registration payment has been submitted, please complete the Health and Release Form and scan to prepharm@buffalo.edu, fax to 716-829-6568, or mail no later than July 1 to:
    Pre-Pharmacy Summer Camp
    270 Kapoor Hall
    SPPS
    Buffalo, New York 14214-8033

Questions?

Contact us at prepharm@buffalo.edu or 716-645-2858.

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