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UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford to Host Summer Pharmacy Institute

The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute scheduled for June 5-June 9, 2017. Applications are due by April 17, 2017. Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI) allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.  SPI attendees are typically on site from 9-4 PM each day.  The last day of the institute is a half-day and will conclude by 1:00 PM. The institute will be held at 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107.

Applicants must be current undergraduate students and display an interest in learning more about the field of pharmacy. It is recommended that students have taken undergraduate coursework in biology, chemistry and/or anatomy and physiology. 

The cost to attend this 5-day institute is $100, which includes breakfast and lunch each day.  Housing will not be provided.  To be considered for the Summer Pharmacy Institute applicants must apply by April 17, 2017.

For more information on the program and application process, please contact the UIC Rockford Office of Student Affairs at 815.395.5627, OSA-Rockford@uic.edu or go.uic.edu/spi.

Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy stands as the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois, one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in the nation. Our College enjoys a national reputation for excellence and has been ranked among the top colleges of pharmacy for scholarship, curriculum, and the quality of faculty and students.

In 2010, the College of Pharmacy added an additional campus in Rockford, IL where students can benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention. The College of Pharmacy is viewed as a single institution with one accreditation but two campuses: Chicago and Rockford. Students in Rockford complete the identical curriculum as students on the Chicago campus. The core classes are taught via distance education using state-of-the-art technology.

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