Careers in Pharmacy Program

Summer Program for High School Juniors

June 2019 sessions are to be announced
Careers in Pharmacy Program

For nearly 20 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, IL, just west of Chicago. The program provides an overview of pharmacy education and various topics in healthcare, as well as an opportunity to speak with pharmacists who practice in various settings.

During this program, students will be on Campus for seven hours per day for one or two weeks (on weekdays only, 9:00am to 4:00pm). Students are responsible for their own transportation to campus. We do not have overnight accommodations available.

Careers in Pharmacy Program Flyer


Students must have just completed their junior year in high school and will be graduating with the Class of 2020. 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 2019 summer program are not yet available. Session dates, program details, and registration information will be available in early 2019. 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 2019 program information becomes available. Generally, this occurs in February of each year. Please include your name (student's name) and email address.

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