BANGOR – From July 18–20 Husson University will be hosting their 2022 Pharmacy Summer Camp on the Bangor campus. The three-day camp gives high school students an opportunity to experience what it means to be a professional pharmacist. Educational modules focused on laboratory skills, compounding, patient counseling, hospital pharmacies, and pharmacy-related careers will be offered in a hands-on learning environment.
“In addition to learning about becoming a pharmacist, the high school juniors and seniors who attend this camp will get a taste of student life at Husson University,” said Dr. James D. Nash, dean of the College of Health and Pharmacy. “They’ll be able to live in the residence halls, eat in the dining hall and participate in group activities.”
As part of the educational experience, students will get to work in a compounding laboratory. Drug compounding is a process where pharmacists combine, mix, or alter ingredients to create a medication tailored to meet the needs of a specific patient. In the laboratory, students will get hands-on opportunities to combine some materials to create a compounded product. Past projects have included giving students the opportunity to create lollipops and lip balm. They’ll also learn about the importance and dangers of compounding.
“In addition to traditional class lectures, our campers get to experience hands-on learning exercises that focus on problem solving in everyday life and how it applies to being a pharmacist,” said Elizabeth Roboul, the enrollment manager for the Husson University School of Pharmacy and camp coordinator. “This three-day event is both an educational and fun experience,” she said.
Living in the residence halls and eating together in the Dickerman Dining Center will provide students with an opportunity to socialize and make friends. This is a great way for high school students who like chemistry and science to connect with peers who have similar interests. Students will be well fed while they are on campus. Husson University’s award-winning chefs offer a variety of great food that’s sure to please — and they’re happy to make accommodations for anyone who has a dietary restriction.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor recreational activities, including soccer. Summer camp sports are another way students can interact as a group and form friendships.
“After the three-day camp is completed, the participating students will walk away with a better understanding of different pharmacy career pathways,” concluded Nash. “And who knows? For these students, this could be the beginning of an educational journey toward becoming professional pharmacists!”
This is the 13th annual Husson University School of Pharmacy Summer Camp. Enrollment in this summer camp program is limited to high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2022-23 academic year. For more information, visit https://www.husson.edu/pharmacy/pharmacy-summer-camp or contact Roboul via email at email@example.com or by phone at 207-941-7163.
Husson University’s School of Pharmacy prepares students for rewarding careers in the diverse field of pharmacy through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on practical experience. The school offers a wide range of local experiential placements, access to modern and dedicated labs and a robust advisor program. With one of the best student-to-faculty ratios in the nation, students receive individualized attention from dedicated faculty from the very beginning. Students have the opportunity to enroll in one of three different degrees programs. They include a bachelor of science/doctor of pharmacy degree, a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD), and/or a dual master of business administration/doctor of pharmacy degree.
The School of Pharmacy is just one of several schools that are a part of Husson University’s College of Health and Pharmacy. Others include the School of Nursing, the School of Occupational Therapy, and the School of Physical Therapy.
For more than 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent a superior value in higher education. The hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality educational programs. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.