High school students from around the region tour Avedisian Hall, learn about the College of Pharmacy and the opportunities it offers
High school students with an interest in a career in pharmacy and their families and teachers toured Avedisian Hall, home of the URI College of Pharmacy, and interacted with faculty members and URI students about the college and the pharmacy profession in general.
Students from all over the region visited to learn the information they need to help them decide to apply to URI. Students broke into groups to tour the building and watch demonstrations by faculty members and students. Youngken Medicinal Garden Coordinator Elizabeth Liebovitz gave a presentation on the use of plants and herbs in medicine; simulation lab co-director Amanda Chichester demonstrated the use of life-like patient mannequins in the Patient Simulation Laboratory; URI students taught their high school counterparts how to make capsules in the compounding lab; and Pharmaceutical Development Institute Engineer Sara Hanson demonstrated equipment used in the institute’s analytical lab.
Exploration Day aims to give students the opportunity to:
- Learn the role of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.
- Explore research opportunities.
- Participate in health and wellness activities.
- Tour the pharmacy building and medicinal garden.
- Experience the College’s simulation lab.
Check out a gallery of photos from Friday’s event: