UB pharmacy school to hold fifth summer institute virtually

Published June 29, 2020

For three days this July, students from middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession at the fifth annual UB Pharmacy Summer Institute.

The institute, hosted by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will provide more than 115 students with a virtual, in-depth educational program showcasing the ins and outs of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences.

Innovative sessions will include patient counseling, compounding of medications, interprofessional education and other clinically focused health care activities. Participants will take video tours of local clinical practices and research labs, and watch interactive lectures by pharmacy faculty and alumni on topics ranging from vaccinations to medical marijuana.

The program will be held July 13-15. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to virtually host our program this year,” says Jennifer Rosenberg, associate dean for admissions, enrollment planning and pre-pharmacy advising in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. “We’re excited to engage with talented students who are interested in a career in health care.”

The institute also highlights unique educational opportunities at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, including the school’s 24 professional student organizations, and career-distinguishing dual degrees and micro-credential programs. High school student attendees can also get personalized recommendations on courses to take to prepare for undergraduate pharmacy course work.

More information on the program is available online.