Release Date: July 9, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. — High school and college students from across the world will have a unique opportunity to explore and better understand what it means to be a pharmacist at the sixth annual University at Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students.
The multiday program, hosted by the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will provide nearly 600 students with a broad scope of virtual learning experiences, including a variety of interactive sessions activities, and lectures by UB pharmacy faculty and Buffalo-area alumni on topics ranging from vaccinations to medical marijuana to the many diverse and dynamic career opportunities a pharmacy degree can provide.
The virtual program will be held July 12-14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. It was also held virtually in 2020 with over 125 participants.
“We are elated to bring talented high school and college students with an interest in health care to our School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to interactively explore the many exciting opportunities available to future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists” says Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD, associate dean of admissions and advisement in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Participants will experience an in-depth educational program showcasing the ins-and-outs of pharmacy practice through innovative sessions, such as patient counseling, compounding of medications, interprofessional education and other clinically-focused health care activities.
To further prepare students for health care careers, the institute will also highlight the many educational opportunities offered by the school and will provide recommendations on preparatory high school courses focusing on undergraduate pharmacy coursework.
For more information, visit 2021 UB Pharmacy Summer Institute.