Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy prepares students to be competent, compassionate pharmacists through our unique 3-year curriculum. The first two years feature small group learning, hands-on courses and early rotations that are focused on integrating classroom learning with practical experience. Students earn their Immunization Certificate in the first term, so they can administer flu vaccines to patients as early as second term. Communication skills are taught throughout the curriculum, using standardized patients and videotaped experiences. In addition to a rigorous, integrated foundational and clinical curriculum, students receive group coaching and individual support in study skills, managing time and working in groups. Cultural workshops ensure our diverse student body learns from each other so they are prepared to provide compassionate care to patients from any background.
A new addition to our program is the RUSH University Interprofessional Education Program. This program teaches over 700 students in 18 different health professions to work together on interprofessional teams, guided by experts in each discipline. This program serves as a national model of interprofessional education.
The third and final year of study features advanced pharmacy practice experiences. These rotations take place at our partner institutions, which are among the most respected health care facilities in Chicago and the nation. Our expert clinical faculty mentor our students at RUSH University Medical Center, Northwestern University Medical Center, University of Chicago Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and Advocate Christ Hospital. Additionally, students may choose from a wide array of elective experiences, including clinical specialties like pediatrics and infectious diseases as well as unique practice settings like home infusion, long term care, research and specialty pharmacy as well as rural health centers, Indian Health Services, and the FDA. Because of our small class size, rotation selection is highly individualized, based on student preferences and career goals. Students who wish to complete some rotations in their hometown may do so, and will receive support in making arrangements at distance locations.
You can find our pre-pharmacy course requirements along with prerequisite course guides by college. Our Office of Enrollment and Student Services can provide you with more information about our program and schedule a visit. We welcome motivated students who want to make a difference in the lives of their patients.