Careers in Pharmacy Program

Summer Program for High School Juniors

Two Sessions Offered (2018 dates to be announced):
Choose June or July
Monday - Friday; 9:00am to 4:00pm

Careers in Pharmacy Program

For more than fifteen years, Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy has offered a unique summer program for students interested in a career in pharmacy.

The Careers in Pharmacy Program consists of a short course of organized, hands-on activities in pharmacy-related topics offered on the campus of Midwestern University in Downers Grove. The program provides an overview of pharmacy education and various careers in pharmacy, as well as an opportunity to observe a pharmacist in the field.

During this program, students will be on Campus for seven hours per day for one to two weeks (Monday through Friday). Students are responsible for their own transportation to campus. We do not have overnight accommodations available.

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Students must have just completed their junior year in high school and will be graduating with the Class of 2019. The registration process will include the submission of official high school transcripts to confirm. Students who have just completed their senior year in high school or those attending college are not eligible.

Students who are strong in math and science have the greatest success rates in pharmacy school. Other helpful qualities include possessing a strong desire to help people, analytical thinking skills, attention to detail, high ethical standards, a natural desire to learn, as well as good judgment and professionalism in answering questions.


Specific details for the 2018 summer program are not yet available.  Session dates, program details, and registration information will be available in early 2018. If you would like to be notified when more information is posted, please send an email to Ms. Cheryl Elder at and request to be notified when the 2018 program information becomes available. Generally, this occurs in February of each year. Please include your name (student's name) and email address.

Learn more about pharmacy as a career.

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Chicago College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Cheryl Elder