Pharmacy Career Exploration

Virtual & In-Person: July 27-28, 2023
at the #1 Pharmacy School in Pennsylvania

Interested in registering?

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Set yourself apart this summer!

Created for rising high school juniors and seniors, RxPLORE is a professional summer camp that provides exposure to the critical role pharmacists play within healthcare. If you already have a passion for pharmacy or are just starting to explore career options within the healthcare field, RxPLORE is right for you! Form valuable connections with faculty and current pharmacy students while you explore some of the many career options available for a PharmD!

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RxPLORE is designed by current PittPharmacy students in collaboration with dedicated faculty and staff. We have a passion for pharmacy practice and want to spread that passion to potential students through the unique opportunity of RxPLORE. Watch the videos below to learn more about our camp!

Watch the 2019 video here

Watch the 2020 video here

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Interactive Experiences

• Patient care simulations • Compounding medications • Drug development activities • Pharmacy innovation exercises • And more!

RxPLORE Alumni Testimonials

The RxPLORE camp exposed me to a wide range of pharmacy professions that I did not know existed and helped me confirm my future goal of becoming a pharmacist. I was also able make new friends that have similar interests with me from around the country. All while experiencing an authentic college life at the University of Pittsburgh!

Dillon K

The RxPLORE camp gave me the opportunity to confirm my interest in Pharmacy, and it made me fall in love with the University of Pittsburgh. The lectures and activities run by professors exposed me to many different concentrations of pharmacy which showed me how diverse a career in pharmacy could be. The most memorable part of this camp, for me, was the sense of community among the faculty and students in Salk Hall. Everyone shares a passion for pharmacy and a genuine concern for their peers which creates a very welcoming environment that I am excited to be a part of.

Julia L

The camp was such a great experience for me. It allowed me to spend time with people who share common interests with me. Spending a week in the dorms gave me a glimpse of what college life will be and gave me a great feel for the Pitt campus and the city of Pittsburgh. The camp not only caused me to fall in love with Pharmacy but also the University of Pittsburgh. It solidified my major choice of pharmacy through the interactions with faculty, students and all the hands-on activities!

Ann K

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RxPLORE will be a day camp at the school of pharmacy running from July 27-29, 2023. Complete the appropriate application to register.

2023 RxPLORE registration

Meet the Team

Pranjal Dias

Pranjal Das

Student Activities Directorc

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Class of 2026.

I am very eager to interact with patients and make a positive impact on others through my future career. Currently, I am highly interested in clinical pharmacy and hope to gain more knowledge in this field going forward in pharmacy school. Working as an intern at GraneRX pharmacy has taught me a lot of skills within pharmacy and I hope to learn more.  

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Liz Iwasyk

Liz Iwasyk

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Bucks County, PA

Class of 2026.

The field of pharmacy motivates me to improve patient outcomes through medicine. As an intern at UPMC Mercy hospital, I am interested in gaining experience in the hospital setting. Pitt Pharmacy encourages me to personalize my education and pursue specific interests.  

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Julia Lazzaris

Julia Lazzaris

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Elizabeth, PA

Class of 2026.

I am passionate about making personal connections with patients and collaborating with other professionals. With my PharmD, I want to work with a specialized patient population such as geriatrics or transplant patients.  

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Lydia Nguyen

Lydia Nguyen

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Class of 2026.

I hope to use my pharmacy degree to help make a positive impact on population health outcomes. I have over 2 and a half years of experience in inpatient hospital pharmacy, and I am currently an intern at the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center.  

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Rylan Sergi

Rylan Sergi

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Moon Township, PA

Class of 2025.

I am interested in critical care and pursuing a residency after pharmacy school. I currently intern at UPMC Shadyside hospital as well as The Hub clinic on Pitt’s campus. 

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Delaney Stojkov

Delaney Stojkov

Student Affairs Director

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Class of 2025.

I am learning about the many different fields of pharmacy and am confident that I will find my path throughout my time at Pitt Pharmacy.

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Riya Yadav

Riya Yadav

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Moon Township, PA

Class of 2025.

I have a passion for patient care, and I hope to pursue this passion through working in a clinical setting. Currently, I work as an intern at the Pitt Health and Wellness connection hub. 

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Steven Zhou

Steven Zhou

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Class of 2025

I hope to utilize my Pharmacy education to help better serve others and increase the quality of medication dispensing and counseling in my community.

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