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NEOMED Offers Week-Long Overnight Program for High School Students Interested in Pharmacy

Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy will be hosting its annual Pathways to Pharmacy program for high school students who are interested in a career in health care. From June 23 through June 28, 2019, the weeklong, overnight camp will provide students with opportunities to learn about the profession of pharmacy along with other health care topics.

Pathways to Pharmacy students will be staying overnight at Kent State University and shuttled to and from the NEOMED campus for the program. Students will spend the day learning about pharmacy compounding, patient counseling, over-the-counter products, vitals training, the roles of the pharmacist and career options in pharmacy. Evenings will be filled with social activities, as students will have access to an escape room, a trampoline park, bubble soccer and kayaking.

Fady Abdlrasul, Pharm.D., director of pipeline programs for the College of Pharmacy, hopes that he can shape students’ perspectives on the pharmacy profession, which has undergone substantial changes in recent years.

“Pharmacists were once known for just dispensing medications,” said Dr. Abdlrasul. “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.”

Students must be current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors and interested in health, pharmacy or science careers to apply.  The total program cost, which includes housing and transportation, is $350 per student. Applications and a $150 deposit are due April 30. Enrollment is currently open and the application process can be found at neomed.edu/pathwaystopharmacy.

For more information, contact Dr. Abdlrasul at fabdlrasul@neomed.edu

About Northeast Ohio Medical University

For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas. www.neomed.edu.