PULLMAN, Wash. — Select high school students from Yakima Valley participated in classes and activities at the WSU College of Pharmacy this past week as part of the “Exploring Health Sciences” camp.

The students were selected by the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish and spent three weeks in community college classes and shadowing health care professionals . Following that, WSU’s College of Pharmacy hosted them for five days, providing them with exposure to various health sciences fields on campus and in the Pullman community. 

The WSU camp is co-sponsored by a college donor fund established to increase minority participation in pharmacy and by Walgreens. This is the seventh consecutive year for the program, which usually hosts about 20 students.

In picture #26, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Megan N. Willson guides two high school students from the Yakima Valley in learning to listen for a heartbeat using the College of Pharmacy’s Human Patient Simulator.

#34, Yakima Valley Students in Pullman for a five-day “Exploring Health Sciences” camp crowd around a research assistant in a College of Pharmacy laboratory to learn about research techniques.

#59, A Yakima Valley high school student learns to listen to a heartbeat with the help of a Human Patient Simulator as part of a five-day summer camp in Pullman, “Exploring Health Sciences,” sponsored by the College of Pharmacy.