Summer Enrichment Program

The Center of Excellence (COE) has unique recruitment initiatives, which are designed to increase the number of viable, competitive African American, Hispanic and Native American students applying for admission to the health professions programs in the College of Pharmacy at Howard University.

The Center of Excellence global recruitment initiatives include high schools, community colleges and universities. The partnership institutions Bell Multicultural Senior High/Columbia Heights Educational Center; Benjamin Banneker Senior High; Cardoza Senior High; Charles Herbert Flowers Senior High; Eastern Senior High; Eleanor Roosevelt Senior High; Northern Virginia Community College; Prince George's Community College; and, Montgomery College are located in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.

The Center of Excellence Summer Enrichment Programs include:

Selection for the summer program is a competitive process where students who have a background in selecting mathematics and science courses, and have evolved strong GPAs will be chosen to participate. Preference will be given to those students who have an interest in a health profession as a career; have taken significant mathematics, science and communication subjects; interview well; and write a clear and concise 300-word essay on why they wish to enter a particular health career.

The Center of Excellence hold academic seminars and workshops during the Summer Enrichment Program. The seminars are conducted by involved faculty from representative of the disciplines of pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, clinical therapy, clinical laboratory sciences, nutrition and health administration.