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  • Downers Grove Mayor Honors American Pharmacists Month, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy

    October 27, 2023

    Members of the Midwestern University community attended the reading of the proclamation of American Pharmacists Month by Downers Grove Mayor Robert Barnett during the Downers Grove Village Council meeting on October 17, 2023. Pharmacy student Kourtney McKinnon (CPDG ’24) was present along with former executive board members, clinic leaders, and Robert Chapman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove and American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Co-advisor.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • 2023 Pharmacy CAREERxPO Offers Students the Opportunity to Shape Their Futures

    October 24, 2023

    The College of Pharmacy on the Downers Grove Campus held its annual CAREERxPO, where recruiters from over 35 retail pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations made themselves available for students to ask questions about full-time careers, part-time jobs, internships, residencies, and other pharmacy career possibilities. The recruiters included those from several retail pharmacies, a few hospital systems, a remote patient-monitoring company, a pharmacy staffing company, as well as 25 residency programs, many of whom represented multiple programs, and included opportunities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Midwestern University Honors Future Healthcare Professionals with White Coat Ceremonies

    October 18, 2023

    Over 1,300 first-year Midwestern University students from the Downers Grove and Glendale campuses had their clinical white coats bestowed upon them by their faculty. The students also took the Oath of Commitment with several important vows including the promise to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge of a healthcare provider, assume responsibility for the healthcare field they are trained in, respect their faculty, and value their predecessors in their profession.

    Midwestern University
  • Midwestern University Students Raise Awareness about Apraxia

    October 13, 2023

    The Midwestern University student chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) participated in the Chicago Walk for Apraxia. Patients with apraxia have difficulty speaking and executing gestures and movements despite having the desire and physical ability to carry out these actions, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Midwestern University students wanted to raise awareness about apraxia, and they shared their experiences at the walk.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • CCO Student Earns VSP Global Diversity Scholarship

    October 10, 2023

    Midwestern University optometry student William Wooley, is the latest recipient of the prestigious VSP Global Diversity Admissions Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by VSP Vision, the nation's leading not-for-profit vision benefits company, dedicated to promoting health-focused vision care. William is pursuing a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree at the Chicago College of Optometry on the Downers Grove Campus of Midwestern University.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Physician Assistant Alum Assists Professional Sports Teams, Teaches about PA

    October 10, 2023

    Midwestern University honors National Physician Assistant Week and celebrates its current program, students, and recognizes the accomplishments of our alumni. One notable Physician Assistant Studies alumna is 2016 graduate Caitlin Hall, M.M.S., a physician assistant at Banner Health. Ms. Hall is also an Adjunct Instructor at Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus.

    Glendale, AZ
  • CDMI Students Earn Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Scholarship

    October 05, 2023

    Midwestern University in cooperation with the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of a scholarship intended to foster student body diversity and extend opportunities for healthcare students from underrepresented minority groups. Five dental medicine students — Wendie Baquero, Feonia Kearby, Silvia Matz, Pamela Torres, and Maria Yepes — were awarded a Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Diversity Admissions Scholarship to attend Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI).

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Midwestern University Holds Inaugural Suicide Prevention Walk on Downers Grove Campus

    October 03, 2023

    In recognition of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, the Exercise is Medicine Club organized its first event, the Suicide Prevention Walk. About 60 Midwestern University students, counselors, advisors, and guests participated in the walk aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues and concerns. This event is an integral component of Midwestern University’s ongoing commitment to student and patient care and promoting overall well-being.

    Downers Grove, IL

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