Pathways to Pharmacy

An immersive weeklong camp for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

WHEN: June 19-23, 2022

WHERE: Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown

COST: $400 for overnight camp or $100 for day-only option

REGISTER: Reserve your spot today by paying a deposit of $50 for the day camp or $200 for the overnight camp.


QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Fady Abdlrasul at

What is Pathways to Pharmacy?

Pathways to Pharmacy is an immersive summer camp designed exclusively for high school students. You will be introduced to the widely growing field of pharmacy and experience a medication’s life cycle from research and development all the way to clinical application.

You will also experience an abbreviated version of the curriculum at NEOMED with each day of the camp focusing on a different academic year.

New for 2022

New this year, we are offering participants the option of a day camp or an overnight camp. Both groups will be involved with the on-campus activities, while only the overnight group will take advantage of the off-campus activities.


  • Day camp: $100 ($50 diversity scholarships available)
  • Overnight camp: $400 ($200 diversity scholarships available)

Diversity scholarships

Through the generosity of our partners at Walgreens, diversity scholarships are available for students who identify as one or more of the following categories:

  • Black/African-American
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Native American/Alaskan Native/Hawaiian Native
  • First generation college student
  • Low-income family (do I qualify?)

On-campus activities

  • Research lab tour and experiments
  • Brain anatomy lab
  • Medication compounding
  • Careers in pharmacy series
  • Over-the-counter product scavenger hunt
  • Interview skills workshop
  • Leadership training
  • Cultural awareness simulation
  • Graduation ceremony

Off-campus activities (available for overnight participants only):

  • Veterinary pharmacy at the Akron Zoo
  • Kayaking
  • Bubble soccer
  • Bowling

Overnight camp

Participants of the overnight camp will be housed in Stopher Hall at our partner Kent State University from Sunday night (6/19) to Thursday (6/23). They will be shuttled to the NEOMED campus during the day to partake in the on-campus activities described above and will also be shuttled to the off-campus activities in the evening. The additional cost for this option covers room and board, all meals, transportation and all off-campus activities.

Tentative Schedule

See Daily Schedule

P1 Monday (Foundational sciences)

P1 year focuses on how the body works and what happens when it stops working. This year focuses strongly on anatomy and physiology as well as biochemistry. Participants will spend time in our research labs performing experimental activities as well as participate in an anatomy lab on this day.

P2 Tuesday (Dosage forms)

P2 year starts our pharmacotherapy sequence as well as our compounding lab. A heavy focus of this year is on dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Participants will spend time in our compounding lab becoming familiar with different types of dosage forms and compounding medicated lip balms!

P3 Wednesday (Clinical Application)

P3 year focuses on problem solving and identifying appropriate medications that would be safe and effective for our patients on an individual basis. Participants will engage in a cultural awareness activity and learn about the upcoming new and exciting area of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine!

P4 Thursday (Professional Development)

P4 year is where it all comes together. Applying didactic knowledge to real life patients and developing leadership skills are the primary goals of our fourth-year students. Participants will apply the knowledge they learned throughout the week to mock patients and polish their leadership and professional skills. The best part of P4 year- graduation! Family and friends are invited to join us for our graduation ceremony.

Tentative hourly schedule (PDF)


Please reserve your spot by paying a deposit of $50 for the day camp or $200 for the overnight camp by May 1.

Did you know?

NEOMED has a flexible, early assurance admissions pathway for high school students!

Well-prepared students have the option of attending nearly any college or university of their choice before coming to NEOMED. Our early assurance program allows you to choose the number of years you want to prepare for entry into pharmacy school, with the option of provisional admission two, three or even four years from the time of early assurance.

We designed our early assurance pathway for high school students to be the most student-friendly, affordable, pathway of its kind. Learn more about early assurance for high school seniors.


Dr. Fady Abdlrasul

Pre-Pharmacy Programs

College of Pharmacy at NEOMED