Choose a career that helps people live healthier lives

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts a one-day summer camp, sponsored by Walgreens, for high school students and current college students thinking about transferring to explore pharmacy and the many career paths a Doctor of Pharmacy opens. Camp participants arrive in the morning and are done with all activities including a free lunch and ice cream social later that afternoon.

At Pharmacy Exploration Day, parents will drop off their student in the morning then pick them up at the end of the day. We have a designated area for drop-off/pick-up on bluff street behind Mellon Hall of Science and Bayer Learning Center. View our campus map for more details.  Students who drive on their own or parents who choose to stay on campus for the day will need to park in the Forbes Avenue Garage. Daily Parking Rates apply.

Interact with current students

Participate in a variety of hands-on activities similar to what our student pharmacists do, and, as a bonus, they'll be your leaders throughout the day. They'll be able to answer all your questions and give you a firsthand account of what it's like being a student pharmacist at Duquesne University.

Pharmacy Exploration Day runs from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Please arrive between 7:45 - 8:00 am to allow for time to sign-in and get to the first station of the day.  Pickup is at 4pm at the same area where students were dropped off at behind Mellon Hall on Bluff Street.

Register for our 2024 Pharmacy Exploration Day

Please register for only one day as registration is limited.

Can't make it to campus? Join us for Virtual Pharmacy Exploration Day!

Attending Pharmacy Exploration Day helped me decide to study pharmacy and attend Duquesne. Faculty and counselors were very welcoming and open to discuss any questions or concerns I had. I gained insight into the role of a pharmacist and learned the benefits of attending Duquesne, including the Direct Entry Admission Plan.

Brittany Rupert 2018 Pharmacy Exploration Day Participant, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Class of 2026

Hands-On Activities

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SimMan Patient Simulation Demonstration

One of our faculty members will demonstrate the state-of-the-art SimMan patient simulators in the Giant Eagle Center for Pharmacy Practice. SimMan is able to simulate various issues like irregular heartbeat, asthma attack, flu symptoms and much more.

Pharmacy Compounding Techniques

In one of the School of Pharmacy's labs, School of Pharmacy teaching assistants will explain compounding techniques and you'll follow along to create a "compound."

Emergency Medicine

We must act quickly! Your patient has been involved in an accident. It's up to you to organize the information and determine which medication is most appropriate, all while managing the other tasks that get thrown your way!

Campus Tour

Explore the beautiful, park-like Duquesne University campus and learn a little bit of Duquesne University and School of Pharmacy history, and discover the most popular spots on the Bluff!

Questions About Pharmacy Exploration Day?

Jason Stack, Ed.D., MBA

Director, Recruitment & Admissions