Pills, Potions and Poisons

Pills, Potions and Poisons

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The annual Pills, Potions and Poisons Summer Camp provides high school students interested in biomedical science an overview of pharmacology and its relationship to health, disease and society.

In the field of pharmacology, scientists study the interactions between drugs and the body and then apply what they have learned to the development of new drugs. Once a therapeutic drug becomes available, pharmacists work with patients and other health care professionals to ensure patients get the best outcomes from their medications.

Students enrolled in the PPP program will learn through a variety of approaches, including interactive lectures, online discussion boards, videos and activities. While we primarily explore careers in the pharmaceutical sciences (both clinical and research careers), the program is not designed strictly for students with an interest in pharmacy. In fact, any student with an interest in biomedical science, including careers in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, laboratory research, etc., is encouraged to apply. This program does not explore careers related to forensic science, engineering or the physical sciences.

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July 12- 16, 2021

PPP is designed for high school students (grades 9-12). Students do not need to be local to Ohio since the program will be held online.

PPP content will be both asynchronous (learning using online platforms without real-time interaction) and synchronous (learning in real-time). PPP2021 will include a supply box of materials that will be shipped to you before the start of the program. Interactions and synchronous activities start at 9 a.m., and all submissions are needed before 6 p.m.

Cost: $100

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16, 2021. All participants will be notified of their selection status by mid-May.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cynthia Canan at canan.20@osu.edu or (614) 247-5476. Requests made by June 11, 2021, will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Application instructions:

Interested students should complete the “Student Application” below. In addition, each application requires a nomination from a high school teacher. Each teacher should complete and submit the “Teacher Nomination” below.

Student Application   Teacher Nomination

Both the student application and teacher nomination must be submitted no later than April 16, 2021.

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