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  • Dates

    Session 1: June 3 – June 6, 2024
    Session 2: June 10 – June 13, 2024

  • Location

    UIC Health Sciences Campus
    1601 Parkview Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61107

  • Application Process

    Applications for 2024 will open in the fall of 2023.


About Summer Pharmacy Institute

The Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI) allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including full day workshops devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field. SPI attendees are typically on site from 9-5 PM each day.

Applying for the Program

Applicants will be notified of their status for the program on a rolling basis. Applications for the summer 2024 program will open soon. If you are selected to participate in SPI 2024, you will have a non-refundable deposit to submit in order to secure your spot in the program.

Space is limited and early application is encouraged.

Applicants must be at least one of the following:

  • Current undergraduate students who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program
  • Students who may have already completed their undergraduate degree but who have not yet been admitted to a PharmD program

All applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. It is highly recommended that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field.

The cost to attend this institute is $125, which will include a t-shirt, lab activity materials, and hands-on learning materials for each day.

Because of the generous support of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) with support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Foundation, selected students from Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties will be charged $60 to attend the Summer Pharmacy Institute.

We will be covering partial costs for housing at a local hotel in the Rockford area. More details about housing will be provided upon receipt of your application.

Applications for Summer Pharmacy Institute 2024 will open soon!