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About Our Programs
The UIC College of Pharmacy realizes that students begin to explore future career fields in middle school and high school. We are excited to provide opportunities for students to learn more about Pharmacy, and further, to educate local students about opportunities to earn a doctoral degree in a healthcare field, all in the greater Rockford area! We continue to expand opportunities for middle and high school students, so make sure to check back often for updates!
Pharmacy Experiences for Middle & High School Students
High School Pharmacy Workshop
The UIC College of Pharmacy High School Pharmacy Workshop (HSPW) is a 2-hour, virtual program designed to introduce the profession of pharmacy to students in 8th – 10th grade. Students who register for this event have the opportunity to learn more about the various career paths in pharmacy, as well as interact with current pharmacy students and staff at UIC College of Pharmacy. Students who attend HSPW will also be given priority when applying for our High School Pharmacy Camp.
High School Pharmacy Camp
The UIC College of Pharmacy High School Pharmacy camp (HSPC) is a half day, introductory experience designed to expose high school students to the field of pharmacy — this year HSPC is slated to take place in person!
HSPC began in 2016 and has helped participants decide if pharmacy is right for them (https://pharmacyforme.org/). Past participants have included individuals from Illinois as well as out-of-state high school students interested in the profession. We welcome a diverse group of individuals to apply to attend. With over 80 career paths in the field of pharmacy, High School Pharmacy Camp gives participants an opportunity to learn about traditional roles for pharmacists as well as novel opportunities you can pursue with a pharmacy degree!
The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford also offers a half day experience for parents, guardians, and anyone who may be a future pharmacy student supporter. Apply for the parent/guardian/supporter track, please ask your student to select “Yes” on the Parent/Guardian Track question on their High School Pharmacy Camp application.
We are grateful to have the generous support of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) with support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Foundation to make these opportunities available to our local community!