• Date

    July 27 – 30, 2020

  • Location

    UIC Health Sciences Campus – Rockford
    1601 Parkview Avenue
    Rockford, Illinois 61107

  • Application Process

    Applications due May 1, 2020


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.

Applicants will be notified regarding their status in the program the week of May 4, 2020.  A non-refundable payment of $125 is due by Friday, May 18 to reserve your seat in the Summer Pharmacy Institute.


If you live more than 90 miles away from Rockford, you will be eligible to receive partial funding for housing at our sponsored hotel thanks to the generosity of Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with support from the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Foundation. Housing accommodations are provided for five nights, beginning on the Sunday prior to the start of SPI and ending on the last day of the institute.

Applying for the Program

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, May 1, 2020

Applicants should 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
  • US Citizens/Permanent Residents

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, light breakfast, and lunch 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.

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.