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Summer Pharmacy Institute #SPI2018

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When: June 4-8, 2018

Where:  UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

What You Will Experience

The 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.

Who Should Attend

Applicants should be at least one of the following: 

  • Current undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
  • Students who may have already completed their undergraduate degree but who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
  • US Citizens/Permanent Residents 

It is highly recommended that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field. 

Cost:  $125

The cost to attend this institute is $125, which will include a t-shirt, light breakfast, and lunch each day. A non-refundable payment of $125 is due on Friday, April 13, 2018. 

Because of the generous support of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) with support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Foundation, selected students from Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties will be charged $60 to attend the Summer Pharmacy Institute.


If you live more than 90 miles away from Rockford, then you will be eligible to receive partial funding for housing at our sponsored hotel thanks to the generosity of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.


Applicants will be notified regarding their status in the program the week of April 1, 2018.  A non-refundable payment of $125 is due by Friday, April 13 to reserve your seat in the Summer Pharmacy Institute. 

What Past Attendees Have Said

"My favorite part was being introduced to different areas of Ambulatory Care that I didn’t even know were options for a pharmacist. I really enjoyed hearing from the hospital ER pharmacists.

"My favorite part was the hands on lab experiences balanced with the lectures. It presented important and detailed information on the field, as well as the opportunities becoming available due to advancements.


Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018.  Please click here to apply. 

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Check out a previous Summer Pharmacy Institute!