Programs at the College
The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford offers a variety of programs for medical and postgraduate students:
MD: With eight academic departments, the College provides medical training to students in their second, third and fourth years of school. Students spend their first year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program: The RMED program, part of the National Center for Rural Health Professions, is a supplement to the regular MD curriculum at the College. Ranked as one of the top rural medical education programs in the country, RMED prepares students to serve in rural areas as primary care physicians.
MS Degree in Medical Biotechnology (MBT): Offered by the department of biomedical sciences, the master of science degree in medical biotechnology focuses on the scientific techniques and disciplines used by the medical biotechnology industry. The MBT courses are designed to provide a higher level of technical training and real-world business skills.
College of Pharmacy: In direct response to the continuing shortage of pharmacists in Illinois, the College of Pharmacy has created the Rockford regional program. The first students will be admitted in 2009, and will complete all four years of pharmacy education on the Rockford campus.
College of Nursing: The UIC College of Nursing is consistently recognized as one of the top ten nursing programs in the United States. The Rockford Regional Program offers graduate education to nurses who want to develop advanced practice roles.
Continuing Medical Education (CME): The College offers a variety of CME activities that earn Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians’ Recognition Award.
Public Health: The UIC School of Public Health is dedicated to excellence in protecting and improving the health and well-being of the people of the State of Illinois, the nation, and of others throughout the world. The Public Health Practice Campus Certificate at Rockford provides a public health knowledge base targeting local community, health, and public health professionals as well as health professions students enrolled at the College of Medicine campus in Rockford.