Pharmacy Career Exploration

Virtual & In-Person: July 17-22, 2022
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 videos below to learn more about our camp!

Watch the 2019 video here Watch the 2020 video here

Interactive Experiences

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

How RxPLORE is handling COVID-19

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RxPLORE will be virtual and in-person July 17-22, 2022. Check back for the application in February 2022!. Complete the application to register.

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

Hear about past campers’ experience

Meet the Team

Sami Hohmann

Executive 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

Deputy 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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Hailey Baxter

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA

Class of 2024.  I’m still exploring different paths in pharmacy, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy offers a variety of opportunities to do so.

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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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Brandon Bodnar

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: North Huntington, PA

Class of 2024.  I am driven by my desire to make a difference in the lives of others, which I will use to guide my education and find the field of pharmacy I will pursue in the future.

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Kailey Davies

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Scranton, PA

Class of 2024.  I have a variety of interests within pharmacy and hope to find the career path for me by personalizing my education through PittPharmacy.

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Kim Tkach-Pelgrim

Past 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

Past Deputy Director

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Class of 2022. I am passionate about advocating for patient care in Pennsylvania and a proud student immunizer at COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Allegheny County. H2P!

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Abbey Kita

Student Affairs Director

Hometown: McMurray, PA

The field of pharmacy allows me to pursue my passion for helping others while satisfying my love for science, patient care, and medicine.

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Robie Gosney

Staff Coordinator


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