Registration Now Open for TTUHSC Summer Pharmacy Camp

High school students listen to a presenter on stage.

Rx Pharmacy Camp will be held at the TTUHSC campuses in Abilene and Amarillo.

Registration is open for Rx Summer Camp at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy. Rx Summer Camp is a STEM-driven college-prep experience designed for high school students interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession. It will be held at both the Abilene and Amarillo campuses.

  • Abilene: June 24-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the TTUHSC Abilene campus, located at 1674 Pine Street
  • Amarillo: June 24-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, located at 1300 South Coulter

“The immersive day camp experience will allow students to participate in laboratory activities, career exploration sessions, projects, simulations and campus tours,” Krystal Haase, Pharm.D., regional dean of the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, said. “Activities will help students discover the sciences behind medications and learn the key roles that pharmacists play in health care.” 

Pharmacy professor talks to a group of high school students.

Rx Pharmacy Camp is a STEM- driven college-prep experience designed for high school students interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession.

Camp registration is $75. To register, visit the camp application. Applications must be received by May 28. 

“I am excited to inspire and make connections with the future of the pharmacy profession during this innovative experience here in the Panhandle,” Haase said. “We hope opportunities like this will help expand the footprint of pharmacy practice, education, research and service in our region.” 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth for pharmacists between 2022 and 2032 to be at about 3 percent. About 13,400 openings for pharmacists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. 

“Pharmacists do so much more than just filling prescriptions,” Haase said. “As medication experts, they educate patients and promote wellness. They also collaborate with physicians and other health professionals across various settings to ensure that medications are optimized to achieve the best possible health outcomes. As the health care landscape evolves, pharmacists are poised to grow their impact in communities across the country.” 

The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy aims to train future health care leaders in pharmacy and research. The school is the only TTUHSC school headquartered on the TTUHSC campus in Amarillo

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