Join PittPharmacy from June 21-26, 2020 for a 5-day pharmacy summer camp. Join current pharmacy students and faculty from the #1 Pharmacy School in Pennsylvania.

Why Pitt Pharmacy

Set yourself apart this summer!

RxPlore is a pharmacy camp for high school students. The camps is for rising juniors and seniors interested in the health professions, looking to integrate a breadth of knowledge of the sciences, or for those who are wanting to learn more about the vast roles a pharmacist can play within healthcare. This summer pharmacy camp will immerse you in the different fields of pharmacy in an engaging and meaningful way. It will show you some of the many things you can be with your PharmD!


Current PittPharmacy students designed RxPlore, high school summer camp, to provide daily RxPloration throughout the field of pharmacy. Pharmacy is an ever-evolving field and pharmacists are essential members of the health care team. Join us for RxPlore 2020 and learn how you can best help your patients!

Watch the Video

Highlighted Experiences

Journey through experiences from patient care simulations and compounding medications to drug development and pharmacy innovation, and much more!

Hear what past RxPlorers had to say about their experiences

Interested in Applying?

The application for the summer of 2020 will be active from December 1st, 2019 until May 1st, 2020. If you have any questions throughout the cycle, use the contact form at the bottom and we will get back to you.

The application for the summer of 2020 will be active from December 1st, 2019 until May 1st, 2020.

Participant 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 Kish

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 Lazzaris

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 Kozak

Our Awesome Team

Kim Tkach-Pelgrim

Executive Director

Hometown: Oceanside, NY

I have the opportunity to mentor Pre-Pharmacy students and incoming pharmacy students to help ease their transition through interactive workshops and activities.

LinkedIn Profile

Amanda Cremeans

Deputy Director

Hometown: Orlando, FL

I will participate in the PittPharmacy Legislative Day to advocate for pharmacists as providers in Harrisburg.

LinkedIn Profile

Sami Hohmann

Student Affairs Director

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

I am honing my entrepreunrial skills by interning at the largest compounding pharmacy in Florida to understand how to successfully build up a pharmacy.

LinkedIn Profile

Erin Schorr

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

I am trained in sterile compounding and have compounded some vital medications like biohazardous and chemotherapeutic agents.

Vincent Knecht

Research Director

Hometown: Friendens, PA

I interned at a diabetes clinic run by a pharmacist, where I was able to help with patient screening, education, and counseling.

LinkedIn Profile

Benjamin Johnson

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Within pharmacy I am starting my work with global health, serving underserved communities starting with an internship this summer.

LinkedIn Profile

Maria Spielberger

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

I am enrolled in a medical spanish course so that I learn to best serve diverse communities

LinkedIn Profile

Dafonso Davage

Past Director

Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD

I am creating a monopoly-like game with faculty to simulate a pharmacist’s role in an infectious outtbreak like Ebola.

LinkedIn Profile

Melanie Umbaugh

Past Director

Hometown: Du Bois PA

I partner with PittMed students to provide free primary care services to underserved patients at a student-run clinic.

LinkedIn Profile

Roberta Gosney

Staff Coordinator, 412-383-7542

Say Hello

Say hello, ask us a question, let us know what we can do to help you come to camp!