Dear High School Student:
You are invited to the UW School of Pharmacy Discovery Day on Saturday, April 6, 2013! This day-long program is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and sophomores interested in learning about the School of Pharmacy degree programs. The Discovery Day will take place in Rennebohm Hall, the pharmacy building on the western edge of the UW-Madison campus. You are welcome to bring along one parent or guest (who must be registered) for the event.
This day-long program will highlight the UW School of Pharmacy’s two degree programs: 1) the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, which is a professional degree that prepares students for licensure as pharmacists, and 2) the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology/Toxicology program, which is an undergraduate degree that provides a strong academic background for careers in the pharmaceutical industry or government agencies, for admission to a graduate program in the pharmaceutical/toxicological sciences, or for entry into professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, or law. The Discovery Day will also highlight the career diversity and flexibility which these degrees provide, plus the excitement and challenges occurring in both pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences research. Information regarding the academic preparation necessary to pursue either one of these degree tracks will also be provided. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and talk with School of Pharmacy academic advisors, faculty, and students. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all Discovery Day registrants.
REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required for all attendees.
Register online at http://pharmacy.wisc.edu/discovery-day . A parent or other guest is welcome to attend the Discovery Day but they must also be registered in advance. Because space is limited, in order to accommodate as many students as possible we ask that each student registrant be accompanied by only one parent/guest. To assist us in covering the costs of the breakfast, lunch, and the various handouts that are provided at the event, a $15 per person registration fee must be included in your online registration or via check and sent to the School of Pharmacy. Registration fees paid via check should be made payable to the “University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy” and mailed to:
Student and Academic Affairs
UW School of Pharmacy
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2222
The deadline for receipt of payment is March 29, 2013. Registrants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all available spaces have been filled. I urge you to submit your online registration form early. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration upon receipt of your payment. If you have not received a final confirmation within five days of submitting your payment, please contact our office at (608) 262-3937. Refunds will be given for cancellations made on or before March 29, 2013 (by phone at (608) 262-3937 or by email to email@example.com). No refunds will be given for cancellations after that date.
PARKING: Parking is available at no charge in University parking lots 76 and 60 near Rennebohm Hall. No parking permit is required in these lots on Saturdays. Transportation/parking instructions will be included in the email communication that we will send. Visit http://map.wisc.edu/ for a detailed map of the UW campus, including parking lots.
CAMPUS TOURS: UW-Madison campus tours are not part of the School of Pharmacy Discovery Day. The UW-Madison Campus Information Center provides hundred-minute walking tours of campus to interested students and guests. If you have questions about these tours, please see the Campus Information Center website at www.vip.wisc.edu/tours.html or contact them at (608) 263-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Madison, as well as accommodations if staying overnight.
We look forward to having you join us for the Discovery Day on April 6! In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact the Student and Academic Affairs Office at (608) 262-3937. If you are not able to attend on April 6, we have an advisor who meets with high school students throughout the year. Please contact our office at (608) 262-6234 to schedule a meeting time other than April 6, 2013.
Susan Tran, Director of Outreach and Recruitment
School of Pharmacy Student & Academic Affairs School of Pharmacy 777 Highland Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2222 Phone: 608/262-6234 Fax: 608/262-3943 www.pharmacy.wisc.edu