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Asheville ExploRx

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Those interested in learning more about careers in pharmacy are invited to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Asheville campus on Saturday, April 14, for the Fourth Annual ExploRx Pharmacy program.

The event will take place in Karpen Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Asheville. The program is free of charge. Preregistration is required at Both prospective students and parents of interested students are invited.

Participants will learn about the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and pharmacy practice by participating in interactive sessions and seminars and meeting with faculty and students from the country’s leading pharmacy school. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The School launched its Asheville campus in 2011 to better serve the needs of Western North Carolina. It is based at UNC Asheville.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast and opening remarks. While students attend a workshop on self -leadership and understanding their learning style, parents are invited to an overview session with Mollie Scott, Pharm.D., the regional associate dean of the School’s Asheville campus. Parents are released at 9:15 a.m. for the rest of the day, and prospective students move on to explore pharmacy activities through workshops on hospital discharge and picking up prescriptions.

Next up are separate sessions tailored for current high school and college students where they can hear from current Pharm.D. students at the School and ask questions in a panel discussion. The panels discussions are followed by a complimentary lunch for registered participants with current students and faculty at the School.

More exploratory workshops will take place in the afternoon, including an introduction to ambulatory care, an over-the-counter scavenger hunt and a patient debrief, which covers the actions and thought processes involved in a particular patient-care situation. The final workshop of the day will cover interviewing skills, professional communication and attire.

The main program wraps up at 2:15 p.m., but there is an additional session on pharmacy school admissions until 3 p.m. for those interested in learning more.

Any questions can be directed to Laura Bratsch, regional director of operations, at


April 14, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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