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Pharmacy Summer Camp

Check back in early-March for 2019 registration and detailed info.

Learn more about the pharmacy profession and get a taste of what pharmacy school is like at the KU School of Pharmacy Summer Camp.

We offer four two-day camps for high school students entering their junior or senior year or college students beginning their freshman year in the fall.

You will work with current pharmacy students in the lab, hear from faculty and administrators in the classroom, and learn more about the wide variety of pharmacy career paths.

2019 Camp Dates

Camp 1: (M) June 10 - (W) June 12
Camp 2: (W) June 12 - (F) June 14
Camp 3: (M) June 24 - (W) June 26
Camp 4: (W) June 26 - (F) June 28

Camp Activities

Academic advising – Discuss academic requirements with school of pharmacy deans and learn how to best prepare for your pharmacy education.

Career discovery - Explore the ever-increasing career opportunities for pharmacists.

Site visits – Travel to local community and hospital pharmacies, talk with pharmacy professionals, and see first-hand how they operate.

Classroom – Watch lab demonstrations and hear presentations from pharmacy professors, students, and deans.

Laboratory  – Work with current pharmacy students and learn more about patient counseling, diabetes education, compounding, and much more.

Notification and Liability Waiver

Students will receive enrollment confirmation package within 10 days of application. Enrollment packages will include:

  • camp schedule
  • camp rules
  • attire requirements
  • residence hall information and rules
  • check-in instructions
  • medical/health information form
  • medical/personal liability waiver

Health Insurance

All participants must have proof of health insurance coverage. Students will learn more about this during the application process.

Transportation and Personal Vehicles

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the KU campus and for any related parking fees.

Students may drive their personal vehicles to camp, but those who do will be required to turn in their keys to the camp director up on arrival. No one is permitted to leave campus without expressed permission from their guardian and camp supervisors.


Student attendance is mandatory for all camp activities. Exceptions must be approved in writing prior to the start of the camp.

Camp Photo Gallery

More Information

Joe E. Heidrick
Camp Director
Assistant Dean of Experiential Education

Pharmacy Summer Camp Photos
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU