Frequently Asked Questions

What Benefits Will I Get From Participation In PittPharmacy PIER?

– Inside Look at PittPharmacy
– Mentorship with Current PittPharmacy Faculty and Students
– Unique Experiential Sites at Various Pharmacy Locations
– Networking with Practicing Pharmacists
– Headstart to Your Pharmacy Career

Where Will The Site Visits Take Place?

The site visits for PIERPitt include UPMC Presbyterian Hospital In-Patient Pharmacy, Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy, and Research Labs in Salk Hall in Pittsburgh, PA. The site visits for PIERMiami include Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, CVS y Más, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

Is Transportation to The Site Visits Provided?

For PIERPitt, students will be provided transportation to the Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy.
No transportation can be provided in South Florida for PIERMiami, but we try to choose sites visits that are close to your home!

When do the programs take place?

PIERPitt is a 5-week program that takes place during the Spring Academic Semester in February-March.
PIERMiami is a 4-week program that takes place during the Summer months of July-August.

how can I participate in PIER?

Both PIERPitt and PIERMiami accept students during the months prior to the program via applications that can be found under the Apply tab above!

How much does it cost to participate?

This program is absolutely free of cost to students that participate!

what requirements are there for PIER programs?

For PIERPitt, you must be an undergraduate student enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh. You do not need to be a pre-pharmacy student to participate!
For PIERMiami, you must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a high school or university institution.
All majors are welcome. Both programs will also ask for clearances that will be specified after acceptance.

Do i need any pharmacy experience to participate?

Nope! We would like for you to take advantage of the resources and opportunities that we provide you with to learn more about this field and determine your pharmacy passions.

More Questions?

Reach out to any one of our team members in the Contact page and we will be glad to answer any questions!