Thirty high school juniors and seniors from Texas, California and Missouri who are interested in pharmacy as a career will be in Abilene June 6-10 for the Fourth Annual Raider Red Pharmacy Summer Camp at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC-SOP) campus, 1718 Pine St.
The aspiring pharmacists will spend their time exploring the profession through hands-on learning experiences and activities. They will also tour local health care facilities and meet with recruiters from local colleges to discuss pre-pharmacy course requirements. In addition, TTUHSC-SOP faculty and local pharmacists will introduce the students to drug compounding, patient assessment and research that is conducted in pharmacy science laboratories.
“The students have time to enjoy themselves at camp but we also try to ensure a sense of reality to expose them to the dedication it takes for a person to commit themselves to pharmacy school and to a career in pharmacy,” TTUHSC-SOP Unit Coordinator and camp contact Melissa Edwards said.
Abilene Christian University will provide dormitory space for overnight accommodations and TTUHSC-SOP will provide transportation for all camp activities.
The Raider Red Pharmacy Summer Camp is made possible through the support of TTUHSC-SOP, the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation, First Financial Bank, CVS/pharmacy and Walmart, Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union, Barnes & Williams Drug Center and Big Country AHEC.