Pharmacy Career Exploration

June 21-26, 2020 at the #1 Pharmacy School in Pennsylvania

Set yourself apart this summer!

RxPLORE is a pharmacy camp for high school students. The camp 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 want 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. Let us show you some of the many careers you have 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!

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Interactive Experiences

• Patient care simulations

• Compounding medications

• Drug development activities

• Pharmacy innovation exercises

• And more!

Interested in Applying?

The application for RxPLORE 2020 is active from December 1, 2019 to May 1, 2020. If you have any questions about the process, see the contact form below and one of our team members will assist you!

Deadline May 1, 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 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

Our Awesome Team

Kim Tkach-Pelgrim

Executive Director

Hometown: Oceanside, NY

Class of 2022
I have the opportunity to mentor Pre-Pharmacy students and incoming pharmacy students to help ease their transition through interactive workshops and activities.

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Amanda Cremeans

Deputy Director

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Class of 2022
I will participate in the PittPharmacy Legislative Day to advocate for pharmacists as providers in Harrisburg.

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Sami Hohmann

Student Affairs Director

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Class of 2023
I am honing my entrepreunrial skills by interning at the largest compounding pharmacy in Florida to understand how to successfully build up a pharmacy.

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Erin Schorr

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Class of 2023
I am trained in sterile compounding and have compounded some vital medications like biohazardous and chemotherapeutic agents.

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Vincent Knecht

Research Director

Hometown: Friendens, PA

Class of 2022
I interned at a diabetes clinic run by a pharmacist, where I was able to help with patient screening, education, and counseling.

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Benjamin Johnson

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Class of 2023
Within pharmacy I am starting my work with global health, serving underserved communities starting with an internship this summer.

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Maria Spielberger

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Class of 2023
I am enrolled in a medical spanish course so that I learn to best serve diverse communities

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Dafonso Davage

Past Director

Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD

Class of 2021
I am creating a monopoly-like game with faculty to simulate a pharmacist’s role in an infectious outtbreak like Ebola.

Melanie Umbaugh

Past Director

Hometown: Du Bois PA

Class of 2021
I partner with PittMed students to provide free primary care services to underserved patients at a student-run clinic.

Robie Gosney

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