University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy hosted two pharmacy summer camps this year; the first was held in June and the second in July.
Pharmacy summer camp is open to any incoming high school junior or senior and is a four-day, three-night event on the University of Findlay’s campus. While at pharmacy summer camp, students get the chance to learn more about medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacalc/pharmacokinetics, hospital pharmacy, therapeutics, compounding, and more. The College of Pharmacy’s goal is for students to leave camp with a better understanding of the pharmacy profession and of UF’s Pharmacy Program.
Not only does the College of Pharmacy encourage students to have fun and make friends at pharmacy summer camp, it also encourages them to continue taking science and math courses throughout high school and to try higher-level courses that will prepare them for college.
“While at camp, UF College of Pharmacy professors lead all of the student sessions,” said Cynthia Fitzpatrick, MEd, instructor, College of Pharmacy. “Pharmacy camp counselors, who are current pharmacy students, know the professors very well and vice versa. I think this helps to show that our college is like family.”
“Pharmacy camp is the highlight of our summer,” Fitzpatrick stated. “Getting the kids on campus, laughing and having fun with them, and sharing our love for pharmacy is what it’s all about.”
The College of Pharmacy has been hosting pharmacy summer camp for the last 14 years and has no intentions of letting this tradition vanish. As pharmacy summer camp 2021 comes to an end, the planning for pharmacy summer camp 2022 commences.