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Program Benefits

The Rural Pharmacy Education (RPHARM) Program offers many unique benefits.

Work and learn with medical students for 4 years

  • Same classes
  • Same assignments

Become accustomed to working with other healthcare professionals.

Provides a network of peers and future colleagues that have similar life experiences.

  • All students in the program understand the advantages and disadvantages of growing up and living in a small community.

Rural coursework makes up 6 of the 12 required elective credit hours.

Complete half of the 4th year rotations in the same rural community.

Rotation sites are available throughout the state.

Graduate with a PharmD and a concentration in rural pharmacy services

By the time you graduate, you will have:

  • Evaluated the health needs of a rural community
  • Created a research project
  • Experienced the institutional review board (IRB) process
  • Completed a research project, including data collection
  • Presented your research project at Rockford Research Day