Walgreens Program Prepares High Schoolers
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 * www.stlcop.edu
June 11, 2012
Students Explore Career in Pharmacy
Program begins Monday
(St. Louis)- Students from across the region come to St. Louis College of Pharmacy for firsthand experience in pharmacy and the health sciences.
The Walgreens/St. Louis College of Pharmacy Career Explorers Program begins on June 11. Now in its 12th year, the program is designed to give high school junior and senior minority students a look at what goes in to becoming a pharmacist. Twenty five students were selected from across the region in a competitive application process.
During the four week program, the students will split their time between St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a Walgreens location. At the College, the students will meet for class and be immersed in the history of pharmacy, how to read prescriptions, calculate dosages, and fill prescriptions. The other half of their time will be spent at St. Louis-area Walgreens pharmacies working as pharmacy technicians and assisting pharmacists on duty.
At the end of the four week program, each student will receive a certificate of completion and a stipend. Students who have participated in this program have later gone on to enroll and graduate from St. Louis College of Pharmacy or other colleges.
The application process for next year’s program will begin in January.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Approximately 1,250 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni. Additional information is available at www.stlcop.edu.