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    Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute

    Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, STEM, Career Exploration
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    The University at Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute is an extraordinary opportunity for high school and college students to explore career options in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Join the #1 pharmacy school in New York State and #14 in the country for three days of interactive learning and discovery.

    Created in 2016, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute (PSI) is an enrichment program for interested and motivated high school and college students that expands knowledge of the many exciting career pathways in the professions of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

    Our unique program incorporates active participation in a wide range of learning experiences including:

    • Admissions Planning and Academic Advising: Get 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 our research labs and meet with faculty in clinical and basic sciences.
    • Building Tours: Explore our internationally recognized community of healing, learning and discovery.
    • Meet Us: Network with real-world practitioners, researchers and current UB PharmD students.
    • Activities and Live Demos: Observe pharmacy skills and techniques, such as patient counseling and compounding.

    Admission is competitive and is based upon the following criteria:

    • Open to high school and college students with a strong interest in math and science, the health sciences, and/or pharmacy
    • Transcript reflecting cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale, B- letter grade, 83-86 percentile
    • List of any extra-curricular activities, honors and awards
    • Essay titled "Discuss Your Interest in Pharmacy". No pharmacy experience or background is needed to attend PSI
    • One letter of recommendation