Pharmacy Summer Program

2019 Program Dates: August 5 – 9

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

2018 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 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
  • 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 science, the health sciences, and/or pharmacy

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. Preference will be given to students who identify with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the health sciences.