FAQ

Pitt Pharmacy's summer camp for prospective PharmD students

Who should apply?

Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in health sciences or pharmacy practice! No previous pharmacy experience is necessary. Our goal is to introduce you to the fascinating world of pharmacy and highlight ways that Doctors of Pharmacy are uniquely qualified as vital members of the patient care team.

 When is Camp This Year?

The virtual camp is July 18-23, 2021

How do I attend the Virtual RxPLORE Camp?

The RxPLORE 2021 camp will be held virtually due to COVID-19, so no on-campus activities will occur.

Participants will be issued a temporary Pitt student account to access MyPitt (my.pitt.edu), your personal guide to the Pitt experience! From this student portal, you will have secure access to multiple online learning platforms (like Zoom and CANVAS) designed to optimize the remote camp experience.

Additionally, all campers will receive an RxPLORATION Toolkit packed with PittPharmacy gear, in the mail so they can participate in the fun activities we have planned for the virtual camp   

When will I hear back about my decision?

RxPLORE will accept applicants for Early Decision consideration until March 15th. You will be notified by April 1st. Applicants for regular decision materials are due by May 1st. You will be notified by May 15th. Please allow adequate time for your application packet to be reviewed. If you have any questions about the status of your application, feel free to email rxplore@pitt.edu.

What are the costs and fees?

The cost of attendance for the camp will be $100. A non-refundable $50 deposit will be required 14 days after receipt of your acceptance to hold a seat. The remaining balance is due no later than June 5th.

Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation should be emailed directly to Robie Gosney at rog8@pitt.edu.

Am I eligible for a fee waiver?

Fee waivers are available to help pay for some or all of the registration costs. If you are interested in requesting a waiver, please fill out the corresponding questions on the application with the most accurate information, so we can make the best assessment.

What Are The Requirements For the Application?

The application will require an official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a short questionnaire to help us get to know you!

Do I need any pharmacy experience to attend the camp?

You do not need any pharmacy experience or background to attend the camp.

What if I Still Have Questions?

Check out our team members’ bios and pick whoever you wish to contact, we’d love to answer your questions!