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The Doctor of Pharmacy Program at our Rockford Campus

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In direct response to the continued shortage of pharmacists in Illinois and the need to train pharmacists to practice in rural areas of the state, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy created the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford as a regional campus.  The Rockford Program admitted its first class of 50 students in the fall of 2010 and will graduate its first class in the spring of 2014. The College provides all four years of pharmacy education at the Rockford campus.  The first three years are didactic with early practice experiences, followed by a series of six, six-week advance rotations conducted at sites in the Rockford area, as well as throughout Illinois.  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.  Laboratory and recitations sessions, as well as many electives, are taught locally by faculty at the Rockford campus.  Select students are admitted to the Rural Pharmacy Program(RPharm) each year. These students have rural backgrounds and receive training and mentor ship focusing on the health care needs of rural communities in Illinois.  Students in this program train collaboratively with medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Rural Medicine (RMED) program to help prepare them to meet the health care needs of rural communities.  

The College of Pharmacy shares facilities with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, which is located on a beautiful 20-acre wooded site in residential Rockford. The facilities include an auditorium, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, a library, computer lab, media services, an activity center, and faculty and administrative offices.
To view a video of Dean Bauman speaking about the Rockford Program, please click

For information about admission to the Rockford program, please visit the Admissions portion of our site, or contact:

Office of Student Affairs (MC 874)
College of Pharmacy
833 S Wood St, Rm 154
Chicago, IL  60612
(312) 996-7242