From Our Past Participants

"Thank you so much for having the LEAD Program at UNC. It was an amazing experience and I was able to learn even more about a career in pharmacy and can say that I am even more passionate about pursing a career as a pharmacist."

— Chelsi Holliday

"[The LEAD Program] was an extremely rewarding experience for me!"

— Eyam Ofori

"I now know that my opportunities are endless in the field of pharmacy and I'm now 100 percent sure that I will pursue a career in pharmacy thanks to the LEAD Program."

— Ken Smith

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LEAD Program

LEAD 2014

The Carolina Pharmacy Leadership, Excellence, And Development (LEAD) program is a one-day preparatory and professional development program geared toward students who are interested in exploring a career in pharmacy and learning how to be competitive in the pharmacy-school admissions process.

2014 LEAD program dates

  • March 1, 2014: Chapel Hill campus (for incoming college freshmen through college graduates) | APPLICATION CLOSED
  • March 8, 2014: Chapel Hill Campus (for high school students) | APPLICATION CLOSED
  • March 29, 2014: Asheville Campus (for high school students through college graduates)

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There is no cost to program participants, but out of town participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Application deadlines

Chapel Hill: February 21, 2014
Asheville: March 24, 2014

Be one of the first fifty to register and receive a free Carolina T-shirt.

If you have questions, please contact or Galen Kopfmann at 919-966-9786.


Those admitted to the program will be exposed to and explore the phenomenal career opportunities available in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, meet and build relationships with leaders in the profession, and learn how to improve their performance on admissions tests and how to be a successful applicant through professional development and leadership activities.


Participants will engage in interactive classes and seminars and meet with faculty and students from one of the nation's leading pharmacy schools. They will also meet with innovative clinicians and cutting edge researchers from a variety of pharmacy practice settings.

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