Pharmacy Career Exploration

Virtual & In-Person: July 17-22, 2022
at the #1 Pharmacy School in Pennsylvania

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

Student mixing chemicals

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. Complete the appropriate 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

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Hailey Baxter

Recruitment Director

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA

Class of 2024.

I want to examine all the opportunities PittPharmacy offers to explore pharmacy and see how pharmacists’ function throughout the country and world.

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Brandon Bodnar

Executive Director

Hometown: North Huntingdon, PA

Class of 2024.

I am driven by my desire to make a difference in the lives of others, which practicing pharmacy allows me to do at the level of both the individual patient as well as the surrounding community.

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Kailey Davies

Curriculum Director

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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Abbey Kita

Student Affairs Director

Hometown: McMurray, PA

Class of 2024.

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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Rylan Sergi

Curriculum Committee

Hometown: Moon Township, PA

Class of 2024.

I hope to become a clinical pharmacist with a specialty in pharmacogenomics.

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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

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 in the inpatient pharmacy at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital.

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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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