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UMKC Pharmacy Summer Camp: Just What the Pharmacist Ordered!

Students create a formula in the compounding lab during camp

UMKC School of Pharmacy has made it a mission to provide an excellent education at an affordable price to students all over Missouri; and in 2005 and 2014 they opened satellite campuses in Columbia and Springfield respectively, to help achieve that goal. Then, in summer 2016, the UMKC School of Pharmacy saw another need and inaugurated a one-day summer experience with the mission of introducing high school and college students to the field of pharmacy, with the added goal to make it available to students across the state of Missouri. Many summer experiences can be expensive and time consuming, so they decided to provide students with an affordable and time-friendly option to learn about pharmacy. Each year has seen the camps fill to capacity at each site: Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is excited to announce that it will hold its third annual One-day Summer Camp this coming June 2018! Students and guests can choose to attend the camp at one of the three sites at the following dates: Columbia—June 1st, Springfield—June 15th or Kansas City—June 29th.
This is a unique chance for high school and college students who are interested in exploring the field of pharmacy and learning about the many opportunities UMKC has to offer. Students discover the profession through hands-on learning activities, professional panels featuring pharmacists in a wide variety of pharmacy settings and interaction with current Pharm.D. students and faculty. Attendees can explore one of our three campuses while meeting other campers their age who share the same interest.

Camp activities include (but are not limited to): compounding laboratory experiences, drug identification games, group health activities, introduction to pharmacy careers and current topics in pharmacy.

Here are a few things previous attendees have said about the camp

“It opened my eyes to all the different jobs that pharmacists can do.”
“Learning the different paths and areas a pharmacist can go into and also enjoyed meeting new people and making connections.”

“It was really cool to get hands on experience of what pharmacists might do.”

“OMG. This “camp” was excellent, far better than expected. Surprised to learn pharmacy is more than just pharmacists who fill prescriptions!”

This year’s camp should again prove to be a great experience for students and their guest. Students who have completed 9th grade at the time of the camp are encouraged to register. Students can complete a registration form at Registration deadline is May 15, 2018.

Cost is $35/camper and $15/guest. This includes continental breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, souvenirs and certificate of completion for each camper and breakfast and lunch for each guest.

More specific information about the agenda, start times and confirmation will be distributed closer to the camp date.

Published: Mar 25, 2018