Midwestern University was founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) was established, and we have been educating patient-centered pharmacists for a wide array of practice settings since then. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, our beautiful gated campus features 105-acres of wooded land and provides students with excellent living and learning opportunities.
Dynamic Curriculum - In students' first years in the program, they engage in interactive lectures, labs, workshops, simulations, and introductory pharmacy practice experiences. In their final year, students participate in advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
Student Success - There were 127 students from our Class of 2018 who tested in the second trimester of 2018 (May - August), and they achieved a more than 90% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensing Exam (NAPLEX). The class also achieved an average starting salary of $111,250.
Choice in Curriculum Length - Each option is designed to provide students with flexibility and opportunities they desire:
- Three-year year-round curriculum offers a fast-track, intensive program that prepares students to begin their pharmacy careers as quickly as possible, while still benefiting from a well-rounded education focused on excellent patient care. Students in this program attend courses year-round, including summers, and graduate in late August.
- Three-and-a-half-year curriculum offers two summers free of coursework, which may be used for pharmacy enrichment experiences, such as summer internships, research, and/or a pharmacy-related job. Students in this program graduate in early March, which allows them to get a jump start on their job search or prepare for residency training.
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- We are pleased to announce: For students planning to start pharmacy school in 2021, CCP will begin offering a single three-year, year-round curriculum that begins in June of that year, with an eventual May graduation date. This new curriculum will continue to provide the high quality pharmacy and experiential education that Midwestern University is long known for, in an efficient timeframe for the benefit of our students. Curriculum details to come.
Interprofessional Education - At Midwestern University, healthcare education is all we do. Our pharmacy students work with other healthcare profession students to practice communication across disciplines, as well as collaboration.
Premier Clinical Partners - CCP partners with the best medical centers, clinics, and community pharmacies in the Chicago area to provide rotation sites for students. International and out-of-state rotations are also available.
Accessible Faculty - Our dedicated faculty mentor students in clinical service, research projects, community outreach, and leadership.
Community Outreach - With more than 20 pharmacy-related student organizations, students develop leadership skills, serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations.
Supportive Alumni - CCP has nearly 4,000 alumni who practice in all areas of pharmacy all over the country.
Career Support - From part-time pharmacy jobs and summer internships, to residency training and full-time career searches, CCP offers valuable resources to students to help ensure their success in beginning professional pharmacy careers.
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