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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Professional Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree 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 Program at UIC Heading link

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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.

The program offers several concentrations, including Rural Pharmacy (RPHARM) and Urban Pharmacy (UPHARM), allowing students to specialize in their professional areas of interest.

The program prepares students to... Heading link

  • 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 and Certificate Programs Heading link

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

Committed To Diversity Heading link

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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/Black, Latinx, and American Indians, 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.

By The Numbers Heading link

There are a million reasons to choose UIC College of Pharmacy: a great education, world-class faculty, cutting-edge research. The list goes on and on.

If you’re considering UIC College of Pharmacy as the way to jump-start your future you can begin with our “By The Numbers” page. It will walk you through an assortment of facts and figures that all add up to one thing: an amazing education at a top tier institution!

By The Numbers