ACP to Offer Summer Camp Experience

OAKWOOD, VA (APRIL 26, 2022) – Students who are interested in learning more about the profession of pharmacy have been invited to attend a one-day summer camp event at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, this summer.

The June 3 day camp is geared toward high school juniors and older to give them an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a college of pharmacy student and what it takes to be a pharmacist. Students taking part in the free camp will learn from faculty members who are experts in their fields; conduct patient assessment procedures; discover pharmacy compounding techniques; practice pharmacotherapy on a human simulator; hear from ACP students about their pharmacy school experience; attend an admissions workshop session; and tour the ACP campus.

The day-long event is free and is open to students who register online at

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on June 3 and end at 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the college.

“This is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn a little more about the college of pharmacy and through a series of interactive events, learn a little more about what the profession of pharmacy is all about,” said ACP Dean Susan Mayhew.

For questions about the camp, interested persons may contact or call 275-498-5272.

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 2003, the college accepted its first students in 2005. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its mission is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach and the professional development of pharmacists. Its graduate pharmacists are now practicing throughout the United States.

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