PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Professional Program

The Program

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The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The PharmD is the highest level of professional education in pharmacy and has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as the sole entry-level degree for the profession.

The PharmD curriculum at UIC emphasizes a patient-centered course of study and provides a structure that will enable students to develop into reflective practitioners with skills and attitudes to anticipate change, criticize, evaluate, and modify practice in a changing healthcare arena. The curriculum also provides a fundamental core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which in composite, promote the fulfillment of the adopted professional competencies for a generalist practitioner who delivers pharmaceutical care.

Our concentrations in Rural Pharmacy and Urban Pharmacy allow students to focus their degree even further.

The program prepares students to...

  • serve society as ethical and caring professionals;
  • solve problems on behalf of their patients;
  • educate, communicate, and collaborate with patients, colleagues, and other health professionals;
  • practice pharmacy in traditional and nontraditional settings;
  • assume a leadership role.

Joint Degree Programs

The College of Pharmacy offers numerous joint degree programs that allow students to simultaneously pursue an additional advanced degree, further prepare themselves for specific career interests and goals, and enhance their overall experience in the PharmD program.

Committed To Diversity

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Urban Health Program

The Urban Health Program (UHP) was established in 1978, to recruit and support students from underrepresented minority groups, specifically African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, into graduate and professional degree programs leading to health-related careers. The ultimate goal of the program is to train a cadre of underrepresented health professionals dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare in underserved urban areas.