Pharmacy Summer Institute

For High School and College Students

Summer Camp.

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About Our Program

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute 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 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.

2019 Dates

July 8-10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2019 Pricing

  • High school and college students: $200
    Note: Rochester-area attendees will be bussed to and from the RIT Inn and Conference Center. 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 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 $125 per night (rate subject to change) which includes complimentary: morning kitchen skillet breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle and transportation within a 5 mile radius (need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance), and a 24 hour fitness center and pool. Guests should make reservations as early as possible, as the hotel fills up quickly during the summer months. Students must be 21 or older to make a reservation and check-in. To book online go to: www.hyattplacebuffaloamherst.com and under “Corporate or Group Code” type in code 34112 or call Andrea Augenbaugh from Monday-Friday 8am-4pm at her direct line 716-322-0131.

The Millennium Buffalo has a UB rate of $65/night Sunday-Thursday and $89/night Friday and Saturday (based upon availability). There is Wi-Fi, a fitness center and an indoor pool. There is no shuttle service. To book online, visit www.Millenniumhotels.com/buffalo and use promo code UB1 or call 716-681-2400 and ask for the UB rate. Note: this is not our "host hotel."

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.

2019 Schedule

Summer 2019 Schedule

Monday, 7/8

Time

Activity

Presenter

Day 1

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement (OAA)

Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:45am

Welcome & SPPS Overview: What Do Pharmacists Do?

Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD, Associate Dean

James O’Donnell, PhD, Dean & Professor

Karl Fiebelkorn, RPh ’78, MBA ’88, Senior Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor

 

9:45am-10:15am

Pre-Pharmacy Admissions Presentation

Sara Robinson, EdM, Associate Director

 

10:15am-10:30am

Group Photo

UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement

 

10:30am-11:00am

Kapoor Hall Tour

Dean’s Student Ambassadors

 

11:00am-11:45am

Dean’s Student Ambassador - Student Panel

Dean’s Student Ambassadors

Lunch

11:45am-12:15pm

Group Building Activity: Patient Care/Ethical Scenarios 

Sara Robinson, EdM, Associate Director

 

12:15pm-1:00pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Overview: One Size Dose Does Not Fit All

Kathleen Boje, PhD ’88, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Snack

1:00pm-2:00pm

What Do Pharmacists Do? Model Pharmacy, Mock Counseling & Dispensing

Christopher Daly, PharmD/MBA ’12, Clinical Assistant Professor

Robert Wahler, PharmD ’00, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

2:00pm-3:00pm

What Do Pharmacists Do? Compounding Lab Activity

Al Reiman, RPh, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement

Tuesday, 7/9

Time

Activity

Presenter

Day 2

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In

 

Light Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am

Dean’s Alumni Ambassador – Alumni Career Panel

Rebecca Brierley, Assistant Dean

Panelists: Ashley Woodruff, PharmD ’09, Clinical Assistant Professor

Tammie Lee Demler,BS ’92, PharmD ’02, MBA ’09 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Michael Palone, RPh ‘89, MPH, Vice President, Swisslog Healthcare

 

10:00am-10:30am

Current Issues in Pharmacy: Medical Marijuana

Review this information

Ed Bednarczyk, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

 

10:30am-10:40am

Walk to Health Sciences Library (HSL)

 

 

10:40am-11:00am

HSL Instagram Scavenger Hunt & South Campus Tour

Deborah Chiarella

 

11:00am – 11:15am

Walk back to Kapoor

 

Lunch

11:15am-12:15pm

Interprofessional Education: Meet Fred Santiago

 

OAA

Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD, Assistant Vice President for IPE

Kathleen Boje, PhD ’88, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

12:15pm-12:45pm

Pharmacy Class: Vaccinations

 

Bill Prescott, PharmD ’02, Clinical Professor

Erin Slazak, PharmD ’04, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

12:45pm-1:15

Bus from Kapoor to Downtown

 

 

1:15pm-2:45pm

Buffalo Area Hospital Pharmacy Tours

Nicole Cieri Hutchinson, PharmD ‘10, Clinical Assistant Professor

Ashley Woodruff, PharmD ’09, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

2:45pm-3:00pm

Bus to Kapoor Hall

UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement

 

3:00pm

Daily Wrap-Up & Departure

UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement

Wednesday, 7/10

Time

Activity

Presenter

Day 3

Grab Snacks

9:00am

Arrival & Check-In & Breakfast

OAA

 

9:15am-9:30am

Bus to North Campus Count to make sure everyone on

OAA

 

9:30am-10:30am

10:30am-12:30pm

 

Visit UB & Honors Presentation/Tour

North Campus + Residence Hall Tour

Admissions and Honors

Lunch

12:30pm-1:15pm

Career Services Lunch – StrengthsQuest

Ed Brodka, Career Services Counselor

 

1:15pm-1:30pm

Bus to South Campus

OAA

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Start Promptly

Opioids & NARCAN Training

 

Cheryll Moore – Medical Care Administration Erie County Health

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Family SPPS Information Session and Tour

Sara Robinson (to greet by entrance)

Camp Closing

~2:30pm-3:00pm

 

 

Congratulations on completing camp

Presentation of certificates, slideshow and evaluations

Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD, Associate Dean (I will read the names)

James O’Donnell, PhD, Dean & Professor

Karl Fiebelkorn, RPh ’78, MBA ’88, Senior Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor

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: (applications due by June 1; payment June 15)

  • Complete and submit application form by June 1. 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: (health/release form July 1)

Questions?

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