Pharmacy Summer Program


2019 Program Dates: August 5 – 9

The 2019 Pharmacy Summer Program application will be available in February. 


2019 Pharmacy Summer Program Description

A summer program instructor demonstrates sterile pharmacy preparation technique in lab.

The Pharmacy Summer Program (PSP) is a five-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about pharmacy careers and the UWMadison Doctor of Pharmacy Program. The Pharmacy Summer Program targets rising high school juniors and seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups in the health science fields. Students who identify as African-American/Black, Native American/American Indian, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodian are especially encouraged to apply.  Students whose parents didn’t graduate from a 4-year degree granting institution, or who quality for free or reduced lunch are also encouraged to apply.

Pharmacy Summer Program activities will include:

  • Introduction to College
  • Compounding lab demonstrations and activities (preparing personalized medications)
  • Pharmacotherapy lab activities (treatment of disease/illness with medications)
  • Tour different types of pharmacies
  • Faculty and current student panels
  • School of Pharmacy research opportunities
  • Informational session on pharmacy school admissions

Eligibility requirements and criteria for acceptance:

  • Students must have cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be rising high school junior or senior
  • Must have a strong interest in pharmacy, science, or a health profession career

Participants will live in a university residence hall throughout the duration of the program with supervision from two live-in counselors. Housing and meals will be covered by the program. Transportation to and from the UWMadison campus will not be provided by the program – participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 12:59 PM CST.