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Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 May 10;76(4):60. doi: 10.5688/ajpe76460.

A summer pharmacy camp for high school students as a pharmacy student recruitment tool.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the effectiveness of a summer pharmacy camp on participants' pursuit of enrollment in doctor of pharmacy degree programs.

METHODS:

All participants (n = 135) in a pharmacy camp at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy from 2007-2010 were invited to complete an anonymous online survey instrument.

RESULTS:

Seventy-three students completed the survey instrument (54% response rate). Ninety-six percent of pharmacy camp participants said that they would recommend pharmacy camp to a friend, and 76% planned to apply or had applied to doctor of pharmacy degree program. Seven of the camp participants had enrolled in the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

CONCLUSIONS:

The pharmacy summer camp at UAMS is effective in maintaining high school students' interest in the profession of pharmacy. Continued use of the pharmacy camp program as a recruitment tool is warranted; however, additional research on this topic is needed.

KEYWORDS:

admissions; pharmacy camp; pharmacy students; recruitment; survey

PMID:
22611269
PMCID:
PMC3355280
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe76460
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