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High School Students Invited Take a Look Inside the Life of a Pharmacist

If you’re a high school student who isn’t sure yet what to major in, much less what you want your career to be, you may wonder how others can be so certain about their choices. For example, how does someone your age really know what a pharmacist does?

NEOMED’s Pathways to Pharmacy program offers high school students a week-long close-up look at the profession. Each day is filled with hands-on activities, like making creams and lip balm, to help students understand the different roles and career paths of pharmacists.

It’s not all books and beakers. After the day in the classroom and lab is complete, students head out for afternoon and evening activities, like trips to the zoo and bubble soccer.

Students can get to know several pharmacists throughout the week, and thanks to a panel discussion where a number of pharmacists discuss a typical day (if such a thing exists), can also learn about and the pros and cons of their jobs. It’s a chance for students to gain honest feedback about the pharmacy profession from people working in it.

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Pathways to Pharmacy, which takes place June 23-28. There are only 30 spots available, so early registration is required. Visit for further details and to register.