Antibiotic awareness, medicinal chemistry and a chance to work with a “simulated patient,” are just a few of the opportunities planned for the University of Findlay’s Pharmacy Summer Camp, June 25-29, 2017. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, the camp will feature classes taught by College of Pharmacy faculty and a campus life experience for up to 60 students. Current pharmacy students will assist faculty and interact with camp participants.
This is the 10th year for the camp that annually fills all of its open spots. The tuition of $425 includes campus housing, meals, laboratory supplies and field trip transportation and expenses.
College of Pharmacy Dean Debra Parker, Pharm.D., said the camp is a unique experience, giving high school students real insight into the many opportunities available in the pharmacy field. The retail field trip includes stops at several area pharmacies, followed by a “de-briefing” after the trip. Students will also interact with a robotic, high-tech patient simulator known as SimMan. SimMan responds to drugs administered based on different scenarios and can demonstrate what pharmacists might encounter in a hospital setting.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual income for a pharmacist in 2015 was $121,000. In addition to dispensing medications, pharmacists advise patients, give injections and are expanding in their role as healthcare professionals.
“Pharmacy is a great career for individuals who enjoy the sciences, along with interacting with people of all age groups,” added Parker.
High school juniors and seniors can register for the camp by visiting https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/Pharmacy-Summer-Camp
Early registration is recommended as the available spaces fill fast. For more information, contact Cynthia Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-5462.