ACP to Offer Summer Camp Experiences for Students

OAKWOOD, VA (JUNE 20, 2024) –  Students who are interested in learning more about the profession of pharmacy have been invited to attend either of two one-day summer camp events hosted by the Appalachian College of Pharmacy July 31, 2024 at the Oakwood, VA campus of ACP, or August 1, 2024 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA.

Both camps are offered free of charge and are geared toward high school students and those who are older and is designed 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.

“This is a unique opportunity 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 Provost and Dean Susan Mayhew.

The camp days run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students taking part in the camp will learn from ACP 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; and attend an admissions workshop session.

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

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the college.

For questions about the camp, interested persons may contact or call 276-498-5245.

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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