Pharmacy Summer Program

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

2017 Program Dates: August 2 – 5

The 2017 Pharmacy Summer Program application is now available. Please click on the ‘apply’ link on the left panel to access the application. 

The Pharmacy Summer Program (PSP) is a four-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about pharmacy careers and the UW-Madison 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.

Pharmacy Summer Program activities will include:

  • Compounding lab demonstrations and activities (preparing personalized medications)
  • Pharmacotherapy lab activities (treatment of disease/illness with medications)
  • Tour different types of pharmacies
  • Tour of UW-Madison campus
  • Blood pressure demonstration/screenings
  • Conversation with School of Pharmacy graduate students
  • Faculty and current student panels
  • Informational session on pharmacy school admissions

Eligibility requirements and criteria for acceptance:

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

Housing and program costs:

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 UW-Madison campus will not be provided by the program – participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.