All students have their own ideas about extracurricular activity. For a group of 21 pharmacy students, they chose to spend their last two-day weekend in March 2008 in a laboratory on the third floor of Wegner Hall, learning more about making medications – a practice in pharmacy known as compounding.
It was the second time in three years a WSU pharmacy student organization purchased a “Compounding Boot Camp” program from the Professional Compounding Centers of America in Texas. Donations from College alumni and money from the student organization paid one-half the $450 registration fee for each student, making their cost for the weekend boot camp $225 apiece.
The students learned to use capsule-making machines, make lollipops and prepare a gel that is used to help deliver topical medications into the bloodstream.