Community Outreach

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Pharmacy Summer Camp - 2016 Camp Dates TBA

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In effort to encourage the pursuit of professional pharmacy and other health and research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, UH College of Pharmacy offers a 3 1/2-day Pharmacy Summer Camp for junior and senior high school students, typically in June.

Please note: The information below was for the 2015 camp. Please check back for updates to the 2016 camp. 

The cost of the camp is $250 per person. Upon acceptance, participants/parents will be notified with further instructions and payment remittance.

Each day's activities will begin and end at UH's Texas Medical Center Campus (not on UH Main Campus)

Camp Highlights

  • Academic Advising and Planning - Receive tips and guidance on how to prepare for your education and career in pharmacy practice and/or research
  • Career Discovery - Learn about the diverse job opportunities for pharmacists
  • Research Opportunities - Visit UHCOP labs and meet with faculty researchers in clinical and basic sciences
  • Tour Texas Medical Center and Shadow Pharmacists - Explore the internationally recognized community of healing, learning and discovery and the largest medical complex in the world, just minutes from the UH campus
  • Meet Pharmacy Professionals, Researchers and Current Students - Find out about working in different pharmacy settings from real-world practitioners, researchers and current UH Pharm.D. students
  • Hands-on Activities and Live Demos - Learn about pharmacy skills and techniques, such as patient counseling and compounding

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants each day at no additional cost (please notify the college contact below of any special dietary requirements/restrictions).

Please note: Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the TMC campus as well as any fees for use of TMC Parking Garages. Overnight housing will not be provided by the college.

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  • Open to students entering Junior or Senior year of high school in fall 2015
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale
  • Math/Science cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale

Application Requirements

  • Complete Application Form, including Personal Essay, print and submit to address below no later than June 1 (please do not submit registration payment with application; non-refundable registration payment is due after notification of acceptance)
  • Order/submit an official high school transcript (must be either sent directly to UHCOP from school or submitted in official sealed envelope from school along with other application documents)
  • Request Teacher/Counselor Recommendation (NOTE: Student and parent should sign Waiver form on page 1; submit both pages with stamped envelope to high school counselor or math/science teacher when requesting recommendation)

All application materials must be received (not postmarked) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the following address:

Nekesa Sapp
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

122 Science & Research Bldg. 2
Houston, TX 77204-5000

Acceptance Notification and Payment

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, June 8.  

By 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, the following items are required in order to secure registration: 1) Payment in full by check or money order in the amount of $250; and 2) proof of health insurance coverage.

Program Contacts

For more information, please contact Nekesa Sapp at 713-743-1261.

Persons with disabilities who desire accommodations should contact Dr. Paige Pitman at 832-842-8376 by June 15, 2015.