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Pharmacy Summer Institute

For High School and College Students

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About Our Program

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute 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 and college 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 program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and the pharmacy curriculum at SPPS as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy course work.

2018 Dates

July 9-12, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2018 Pricing

  • High school and college students: $200
  • University at Buffalo students: $150
    Note: 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
Light 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
Hyatt Place Buffalo Amherst has offered a discounted rate to UB visitors of $119 per night (rate subject to change) which includes complimentary: morning kitchen skillet breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle and within a 5 mile radius (need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance), and 24 hour fitness center and pool.

To book online go to: www.hyattplacebuffaloamherst.com and under “Corporate or Group Rate” type in code 34112 or call Andrea Augenbaugh from Monday-Friday 8am-4pm at her direct line 716-322-0131.

See UB Visitor’s Guide and the Buffalo Niagara Visitor’s Guide for additional hotel options.  

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.

2017 Schedule

Mon., 7/10

Time

Activity

Location

Day 1

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

Kapoor 125

Light Breakfast

9:00am-10:15am

Welcome & SPPS Overview: What Do Pharmacists Do?

K125

 

10:15am-10:30am

Group Photo

K125

 

10:30am-11:30am

Dean’s Student Ambassador - Student Panel

K125

Lunch

11:30am-12:00pm

Group Building Activity: Patient Care/Ethical Scenarios

K125

 

12:00pm-1:45pm

Tours of Behling Simulation Center and Competency Center

4th Floor Farber Hall and 244 Farber Hall

Snack

1:45pm-3:00pm

Tours of Kapoor Hall and Pharmacogenomics Teaching Lab

Kapoor Hall

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

Atrium

Tues., 7/11

Time

Activity

Location

Day 2

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

K125

Light Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am

Dean’s Alumni Ambassador – Alumni Career Panel

K125

 

10:00am-11:00am

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Medical Marijuana

Students will review this information

K125

 

11:00am-11:20am

Quick Group Building Activity

K125

 

11:20am-11:45am

Bus from Kapoor to Mobile Pharmacy Solutions

Bus

Lunch

11:45am-12:30pm

Tour Mobile Pharmacy Solutions

MPS

Snack

12:30pm-1:15pm

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

CBLS

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Tour Buffalo General Medical Center

What Do Pharmacists Do? Careers in Clinical Pharmacy

BGMC

 

2:40pm-3:00pm

Bus from BGMC to Kapoor Hall

Bus

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

Bus

Wed., 7/12

Time

Activity

Location

Day 3

Light 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

Lunch

12:00pm-12:45pm

Career Services Lunch – StrengthsQuest

107 Capen

 

12:45pm-1:00pm

Bus to South Campus

Bus

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Academic Presentation: Medication Adherence Activity

K125

Snack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00pm-3:00pm

 

What Do Pharmacists Do?

Model Pharmacy, Mock Counseling & Dispensing

Compounding Lab Activity & Tour

Model Pharmacy-K252

 

Patient Assessment-K250

Compounding Lab-K130

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

From previous session

Thurs., 7/13

Time

Activity

Location

Day 4

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

K125

Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:45am

Academic Presentation: SPPS Global & Local Outreach

K125

 

9:45am-10:45am

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Opioids

K125

 

10:45am-12:15pm

NARCAN Training

K125

Lunch

12:15pm-1:00pm

Pharm4Me Innovation Challenge Student Session & Lunch

K125

 

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 is competitive and is based upon the following criteria:

  • Open to high school and college 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

To apply:

  • Complete and submit the application form 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.
  • 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 prepharm@buffalo.edu
  • 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, smeskill@buffalo.edu Non UB students must upload a student copy of your college transcript within the application or email to prepharm@buffalo.edu

Once accepted:

  • 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:
    Pharmacy Summer Institute
    270 Kapoor Hall
    Buffalo, New York 14214-8033

Questions?

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

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