Pharmacy school to hold third Summer Institute

Published July 6, 2018

For four days, high school and college students from across the nation will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession at the third annual UB Pharmacy Summer Institute for High School and College Students.

The institute, hosted by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS), will provide 55 students with an in-depth educational program showcasing the ins and outs of pharmacy practice through such innovative sessions as patient counseling, compounding of medications, interprofessional education and other clinically focused health care activities.

The program will be held July 9-12 in Kapoor Hall, South Campus. Activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are elated to bring talented high school and college students with an interest in health care to UB SPPS to interactively explore the many exciting opportunities available to pharmacists in our state-of-the-art facilities,” says Jennifer Rosenberg, SPPS associate dean for admissions and advisement.

Participants will experience a broad scope of learning experiences, including a variety of hands-on activities, visits to local clinical practices and research labs, and lectures by UB faculty and Buffalo-area SPPS alumni on topics ranging from vaccinations to the future of the profession.

To further prepare students for health care careers, the institute also highlights educational opportunities at UB SPPS and will offer recommendations on high school courses students can take to prepare for undergraduate pharmacy course work.