Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students

Pharmacy Summer Institute.

Join the #1 pharmacy school in New York State and #14 in the country for a unique learning experience that explores the career pathway opportunities in the professions of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences!

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About our Pharmacy Summer Institute

Pharmacy Summer Institute

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute (PSI) serves to broaden knowledge of the many exciting careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences to middle school, high school, and college students.

We are committed to expanding opportunities for first-generation, low-income, from rural communities, and/or historically underrepresented in the pharmacy profession.

PSI is an enrichment program providing 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 students. This unique experience incorporates active participation in a broad scope of learning experiences, including:

  • Academic advising and admissions 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: Virtually visit our research labs and meet with faculty researchers in clinical and basic sciences.
  • Virtual tours of facilities: Explore our 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.
  • Activities and live demos: Learn about pharmacy skills and techniques, such as patient counseling and compounding.

2021 Program Dates and Pricing

2021 Dates
Monday, July 12, Tuesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

2021 Pricing
No cost

Application and Eligibility

Applications for our 2021 Pharmacy Summer Institute have closed.

Admission is competitive and is based upon the following criteria:

  • Open to high school and college students with a strong interest in math and science, the health sciences, and/or pharmacy
  • 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"
  • Transcript and a list of any extra-curricular activities, honors and awards
  • A letter of recommendation

To apply: (applications due by June 1)

  • Complete and submit application form by June 1.
  • High School Students: 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. If your recommender is a teacher, you can either upload an unofficial transcript within your application form or your school counselor will need to email your transcript to
  • College Students: Within the application, you must enter a valid email address for an individual (preferably a faculty member or a supervisor) who will receive a link of an electronic letter of recommendation. UB students must list Sara Robinson, Pre-Pharmacy Academic Advisor, Non UB students must upload a student copy of your college transcript within the application or email to


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