Choose a career that helps people live healthier lives

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts a one-day summer camp 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 activies–including a free lunch–and a "graduation ceremony" later that afternoon.

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.

Register NOW for the 2023 Pharmacy Exploration Day

Please register for only one day as registration is limited.

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

Attending Pharmacy Exploration Day absolutely helped me to make my final decision to study pharmacy and attend Duquesne. The day provided me with clarity on any concerns I had. All the faculty and counselors were very welcoming and were open to discuss any questions I had. The day gave me insight into the role of a pharmacist while also highlighting the benefits of attending Duquesne, such as the School of Pharmacy's 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.

Point-Of-Care Testing & Monitoring

See how point of care testing can be a component of an innovative patient care model. Our faculty will explain and demonstrate tests to show you first-hand how pharmacists determine if a patient needs to take the next steps with additional testing for additional patient care.

Pharmacy Compounding Techniques

In one of the School of Pharmacy's labs, School of Pharmacy teaching assistants will explain compounding techniques and you can watch them create a "compound."

Mock Emergency Room Scenario

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!

Nanoparticles & Nanomedicine Presentation

Drug delivery research presented in a TED talk-like format discussing the basic science of using nanoparticles for drug delivery using the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines as a clinical example of the potential for nanoparticles to save millions of lives during a global pandemic.

Campus Scavenger Hunt

Explore the beautiful, park-like Duquesne University campus during a scavenger hunt where you'll learn a little bit of Duquesne and School of Phramacy history, and find the most popular spots on the Bluff!

Questions About Pharmacy Exploration Day?

Jason Stack, MBA

Director, Recruitment & Admissions