KU News Release

June 8, 2011
Contact: Jackie Hosey, School of Pharmacy, 785-864-1206

High school students participate in KU’s pharmacy summer camp

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LAWRENCE — Twenty-two high school students from four states are in Lawrence this week to participate in the 15th annual University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Summer Camp.

Eleven women and 11 men from Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Illinois are learning what pharmacists do in their daily routines; the education skills needed to become a pharmacist; and the code of ethics and professionalism standards that guide the pharmacy profession, said Gene Hotchkiss, associate dean for administration and pharmacy camp director.

In addition to learning about career opportunities in the pharmacy profession and the pharmacy education curriculum at KU, camp participants will learn how to conduct blood glucose, cholesterol and hypertension screening procedures; prescription compounding techniques; and the prescription dispensing process. They will also spend one day touring area hospital, retail and specialty pharmacies as well as pharmacy research facilities at KU.

The program also provides information about academic and career planning for a future in the pharmacy profession.

“Our pharmacy camp program traditionally attracts highly qualified students, many of whom decide to attend KU to pursue a degree in pharmacy,” Hotchkiss said.

The camp program presentations, lectures and hands-on experiential activities are presented and conducted by School of Pharmacy faculty and pharmacist practitioners from Lawrence and other communities in Kansas.

The camp has received national recognition as an innovative and exemplary program in enhancement of the recognition of pharmacy as a career pathway with a broad scope of opportunities available to pharmacy program graduates.

The 2011 camp received sponsorship support from Yash Patel, manager of college and professional relations for CVS Caremark/CVS Pharmacy, and Prescription Solutions in Overland Park.

High school students attending are listed below by hometown and high school.

From Fort Scott 66701
Taylor Cation, junior, Fort Scott High School

From Hiawatha 66434
Aaron Abeita, junior, Hiawatha High School

From Columbus 66725
Collin Torchia, senior, Columbus Unified High School

From Baldwin City 66006
Mary Dwigans, sophomore, Munich International School

From Eudora 66025
Madison Maring, sophomore, Eudora High School

From Lawrence 66046
Anna Groenhagen, senior, Lawrence High School

From Holcomb 67851
Bryce Schuetz, junior, Holcomb High School

From Ellsworth 67439
Taylor Bahan, sophomore, Ellsworth Junior-Senior High School

From Gardner 66030
Danielle Doerr, senior, Gardner Edgerton High School

From Leawood 66209
Connor Rossier, senior, Blue Valley North High School

From Leawood 66224
Nishal Desai, junior, Blue Valley North High School

From Olathe 66062
Joseph Ibrahim, senior, Blue Valley Southwest High School

From Overland Park 66213
Paige Johnson, senior, Blue Valley Northwest High School

From Overland Park 66221
Lindsey Carl, senior, Blue Valley West High School

From Overland Park 66223
Patrick Lang, junior, St. Thomas Aquinas High School

From Prairie Village 66207
Jason Gregory, sophomore, Bishop Miege High School

From Palco 67657 and Plainville 67663
Kylee Pywell, senior, Plainville High School

From Wichita 67212
Mackenzie Obermeyer, junior, Maize South High School

From Topeka 66617
Makayla Greeve, junior, Seaman High School

From Cowden 62422
Bryce Barnes, junior, Cowden-Herrick High School

From Florissant 63034
Briana Edison, sophomore, Crossroads College Prep

From Allen 75002
Cameron Hays , senior, Allen High School

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