Published on January 7, 2015 by Philip Poole  
MSOP camp

By Bailey Fuqua

Applications for Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy Bulldog Pharmacy Camp are due Feb. 16. The overnight camp will be held June 21 - 26, 2015 and is open to rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as college freshmen interested in careers in pharmacy.

Throughout the week, students will participate in hands-on pharmacy lab demonstrations and unique service projects, and will have the opportunity to tour local pharmacies and health-care facilities. Students also will learn about prepharmacy courses, interview techniques, resume tips and other information necessary to successfully prepare for and apply to pharmacy school.

In addition to pharmacy labs and demonstrations, students will experience campus life and participate in fun activities around Birmingham, including a Birmingham Barons baseball game, bowling and a movie.

“Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, visit a variety of pharmacy work environments and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy,” said Renee M. DeHart, associate dean of student affairs for McWhorter School of Pharmacy. “A wide variety of topics will be covered, all geared toward helping students explore if they are called to a career in pharmacy and, if so, how to get ready to eventually apply to pharmacy school.”


In addition to an online application, students must submit an official high school transcript including SAT/ACT scores, a letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher and a $100 nonrefundable deposit.  

For more information, please call 205-726-2008, email or visit the camp’s website.

Bailey Fuqua is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.