Pharmacy Career Exploration

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

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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!


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 2019 video below to learn more about last year’s camp!

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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!

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

Meet the 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 entrepreneurial 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 prepared biohazardous and chemotherapeutic agents, which has peaked my interest in critical care pharmacy practice.

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Benjamin Johnson

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Class of 2023
I have a passion for serving the underserved populations, so I am ecstatic to be able to serve the veterans of our community at the VA Hospital this summer.

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Maria Spielberger

Curriculum Director

Hometown: Collegeville, PA

Class of 2023
I hope to become a nutrition support pharmacist, which would allow me to combine my interests in dietetics and working with patients in a clinical setting.

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Robie Gosney

Staff Coordinator


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