PharmCamp 2018: Exploring the Exciting Possibilities of Careers in the Health Sciences

Jun 6, 2018

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is hosting its very successful PharmCamp, which will be held across various locations in Southern Arizona throughout June and early July. More than 800 students will participate in the camp, which is celebrating its 21st year.

Campers are introduced to an array of opportunities to help them develop and nurture a lifelong passion for learning, using hands-on science activities and stations. Daily activities help raise students’ awareness and interest about the exciting possibility of careers in pharmacy and the health sciences. Camp counselors are pre-health professions students or students attending the UA College of Pharmacy.

PharmCamp selects its student campers from an extensive applicant pool of candidates with the assistance of the UA Office of Early Academic Outreach (Tucson) and with the teachers and principals from the respective middle school districts and local charter schools.

The campers reside in communities and neighborhoods where challenging economic and social conditions for families with school-age children prevail and where needs are great. PharmCamp does not charge tuition or fees to attend and lunches are provided daily to all campers. PharmCamp participates with schools engaged with science, technology, engineering and mathematics and preparation for career education efforts.

DATES/TIMES:

CASA GRANDE: THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 8 A.M-4:30 P.M.

YUMA: MONDAY, JUNE 11 – THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 8 A.M-4:30 P.M.

NOGALES: MONDAY, JUNE 18 – THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 8 A.M-4:30 P.M.

SIERRA VISTA: MONDAY, JUNE 25 – THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 8 A.M-4:30 P.M.

TUCSON: MONDAY, JULY 9 – THURSDAY, JULY 12, 8 A.M-4:30 P.M.

**Note that all camps run through 4:30 P.M. daily excluding Thursday. Participants are released at approximately 2:30 P.M. that final day.**

LOCATIONS:

Casa Grande PharmCamp
Palo Verde Elementary School
40 N. Roosevelt Ave.
Casa Grande

Yuma PharmCamp
Cibola High School
4100 W. 20thSt.
Yuma

Nogales PharmCamp
Santa Cruz County Community College Center
2021 N. Grand Ave.
Nogales

Sierra Vista PharmCamp
Cochise College, Science Building
901 N. Colombo Ave.
Sierra Vista

Tucson PharmCamp
College of Pharmacy, Drachman Hall A and B
1295 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson

About the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is the premier pharmacy college in the Southwest, and one of the top in the nation, focused on drug discovery, toxicology, pharmaceutics, outcomes sciences, pharmaceutical education and research through interprofessional training and collaborative public/private partnerships. Preparing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in undergraduate, professional, graduate and post-doctoral programs, the college embraces an entrepreneurial spirit, providing tailored educational opportunities to broaden students’ experiences. As the first health sciences college at the University, the college has a long history of improving science and health both in Arizona and around the world. For more information, visit www.pharmacy.arizona.edu.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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