College of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Rockford 

Founded in 1859 as the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy joined the University of Illinois system in 1896. Today, it is one of 15 colleges on the Chicago campus.

The UIC College of Pharmacy has developed an outstanding reputation for educating top-notch pharmacists and researchers. We provide leadership in education, research, public service, patient care, entrepreneurship and business activities to guide and serve the pharmaceutical care needs of society.

In direct response to the continuing shortage of pharmacists in Illinois, the College of Pharmacy created the Rockford regional program. The first students werw admitted in 2010, and will complete all four years of pharmacy education on the Rockford campus and at clerkship sites throughout the state. 

The Rockford program is fully accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE); students complete the same curriculum as students on the Chicago campus. Select students from rural backgrounds will be admitted to the rural pharmacy (RPharm) program, training with medical students from the College of Medicine at Rockford Rural Medical Education (RMED) program. RMED provides specialized training and mentoring that prepares students to meet the healthcare needs of rural communities. 

The College of Pharmacy shares facilities with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, located on a beautiful, 20-acre, wooded site in residential Rockford.

For further information about this program, please contact:

Office of Student Affairs
College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St. Rm 154
Chicago, IL  60612
tel. 312.996.7242

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