April 18, 2022

UW School of Pharmacy Summer Camp

UW School of Pharmacy Summer Camp

Application Opens: March 2023

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2023 Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) summer camp! STEP is a 4-day program designed to inspire high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications.

STEP will occur summer of 2023, at the University of Washington campus and is open to students in grades 9-12, including incoming freshman.

Included in the Program

  • Healthcare communication skills
  • Pharmacy calculations basics
  • Discussions with pharmacists from various specialty areas
  • Interaction with faculty and current pharmacy students
  • The opportunity to explore a wide-range of career options in the pharmacy field
  • School of Pharmacy “swag”


Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply, including incoming high school freshmen. Graduating seniors are not eligible and are encouraged to consult the UW Youth Program Directory for additional opportunities.


The 2023 STEP program fee will be announced in March. The program fee includes courses, activities, “swag” and lunch for the entirety of the program. The fee is non-refundable.

Interested students should visit the STEP website for further information and application instructions.