FAQ

Pitt Pharmacy's summer camp for prospective PharmD students

 
Who should apply?

Any rising high school juniors and seniors that are interested in learning more about pharmacy practice and the many different types of careers a PharmD can have would be perfect RxPLORE campers! You do not have to have any pharmacy experience to apply to the camp. Our goal is to show you the fascinating world of pharmacy and all students who are interested are welcome to apply!

When is Camp This Year?

June 21-26, 2020 

Where will I be staying during the camp?

The RxPLORE 2020 camp will be held virtually due to COVID-19, so no on-campus activities will occur. However, all campers will receive the RxPLORATION Toolkit – Powered by PittPharmacy in the mail so they can participate in the fun activities we have planned for the virtual camp!   

What should I bring with me to the camp?

The University will provide:
• Fitted sheet, Top sheet, Thin cotton blanket, Pillow with pillow case
• Washcloth and Towel
A comprehensive packing list will be included with your acceptance packet, however we also suggest you bring the following items:
• Toiletries such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, and deodorant
• Reusable water bottle
• Professional clothing for 2 events (separate days)
• Workout clothes/athletic shoes, Closed-toe shoes, and Shower shoes
• Device charger
• Personal Medications

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 $350. 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. Address acceptance packets, accompanying documents, and deposits to Robie Gosney at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, 229 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.

Who Can Get A Financial Aid Scholarship?

Scholarships are available to all students who qualify. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please fill out the corresponding questions of the application with the most accurate information, so we can make the best assessment.

How many applicants will be selected?

RxPlore will accept a total of 36 competitive rising high school juniors and seniors to attend the 2020 Camp.

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. We are looking to show you all that PittPharmacy and the field of pharmacy has to offer!

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!