So I'm applying right now to pharmacy school and one thing I'd like to do is spend my summers participating in internships in different areas of pharmacy. Is this reasonable? It seems that most, if not all schools have mandatory summer programs between 3rd and 4th years, but do any allow you to go off and explore in the summers before? The schools I am mostly interested in are USC, UCSD, UCSF and UNC, but I'd be interested to hear what other people have to say. If any current students want to share their summer experiences I'd love to hear what you have to say.