Release Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Charleston, WV (June16, 2014) – Thirty current West Virginia high school students will be attending the first University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and UC healthcare professional schools Camp EPIC - Exploring Professions in health Care - June 22-27, 2014. The week long camp, funded by a WV-Higher Education Policy Commission grant, will allow these students the chance to explore different careers in healthcare, with a goal of influencing them to pursue their education, beyond high school, in the healthcare field.
The camp will provide the students with knowledge and active learning opportunities from health professions such as pharmacy, family medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, occupational therapy, and radiological sciences. Attendees will also participate in service and entertaining activities, including ointment making, medicinal plant walk, role playing, a scavenger hunt, working with patients at Charleston Gardens and Edgewood Summit and more and more. Faculty, staff and students from the University of Charleston healthcare professional schools and the UC School of Pharmacy will lead the activities.
Requirements for acceptance to the camp included completing a survey, a recommendation from one of the student’s teachers, and completing the application.
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full accreditation when the first class graduated in May 2010. Each year, the school educates over 300 student pharmacists in its technology-filled building. The program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for patients.