PharmCamp 2014 introduces pharmacy to 100+ middle schoolers

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The college hosted its annual series of PharmCamps between May 27 and July 25, 2014.

PharmCamp is a four- to five-day summer program for middle schoolers that gives the students the opportunity to explore the pharmacy profession.

Attendees got a look at pharmacy and environmental health through interactive exercises, a pharmacy tour and health clinic visit, and projects and activities designed to show and teach the many aspects of pharmacy practice.

The campers were led in exercises by current pharmacy and prepharmacy students, as well as by faculty of the UA College of Pharmacy and staff from the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center.

Young girl with pink ribbon in her dark hair looking at a lab beaker      Young teen boy looking at the camera & making

This year, the program, headed by Associate Dean Theodore Tong, was held in five Arizona locations:

  • Tucson – May 27-30: 25 campers attended the 17th annual Tucson PharmCamp
  • Casa Grande – June 2-6: 22 campers attended
  • Yuma – June 9-13: 22 campers attended
  • Sierra Vista – July 14-18: 20 campers attended
  • Phoenix – July 1-25: 18 campers attended

In many of the locations, alumni of the UA College of Pharmacy who now live and work in the area led the campers on tours of local pharmacies and healthcare facilities.

Watch a slideshow of photos from many of the PharmCamps below.


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