Education

NEOMED to Host Pharmacy Summer Camp for High School Students

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – High school students interested in pharmacology will have a chance to learn about the profession through a weeklong camp at Northeast Ohio Medical University next summer.

From June 23 through 28, NEOMED will host the Pathways to Pharmacy program, allowing participating sophomores, juniors and seniors to learn about pharmacy compounding, counseling, over-the-counter products, vitals training and career options.

Evening activities are also planned, including an escape room, trampoline park and kayaking. Students will stay at Kent State University and be shuttled to and from the NEOMED campus.

“Pharmacists were once known for just dispensing medications,” said Dr. Fady Abdlrasul, director of pipeline programs for the College of Pharmacy at NEOMEd. “The program is a way to educate future pharmacists about the work that modern pharmacists do, like being able to immunize patients, complete comprehensive medication reviews, work alongside medical teams in the hospital setting, perform disease state management services in outpatient settings, and even prescribe medications.”

The Pathways to Pharmacy program costs $350 and includes transportation and housing. Applications and a $150 deposit are due by April 30. Information on the program and application process is available here.

For more information, contact Abdlrasual at fabdlrasul@neomed.edu.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.