Curriculum & Student Life

Pharmacy in Downers Grove

Founded in 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Its successful curriculum emphasizes patient-centered care, communications, and uses group learning to develop team-oriented work skills needed for today's healthcare environment.

CCP alumni work in community pharmacies, hospital settings, educational institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and managed care organizations. Graduates of the College are well positioned to be offered full-time positions in rewarding and challenging practice environments with excellent salaries.

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Students who are strong in math and science have the greatest success rates in pharmacy school. Other helpful qualities include possessing a high desire to help people, analytical thinking, communication skills, attention to detail, high ethical standards, a natural desire to learn, as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Our caring faculty take a personal approach to teaching our students. Meet two of our faculty members who balance their professional pharmacy endeavors with their passion for teaching our students:

Dr. Shridhar Andurkar
Dr. Jennifer D'Souza

Meet one of our recent graduates who reflects back on how his time at CCP has impacted his career:

Dr. Tolu Akinwale, CCP Class of 2013

Student Life
There are many pharmacy-related student organizations, so students can develop leadership skills, get involved in projects that serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations. Guided by dedicated faculty members, these are great opportunities to collaborate with professors, get to know more about their leadership in professional pharmacy organizations, offer the opportunity for students to build their own networks, as well as build their resumes.

Published three times per academic year, our Script for Success newsletter features the latest in pharmacy student and campus news:

Script for Success - Winter 2017

Script for Success - Summer 2016

Script for Success - Spring 2016

Script for Success - Winter 2016

Script for Success - Summer 2015

Script for Success - Winter 2015

Script for Success - Fall 2014

Script for Success - Summer 2014

Script for Success - Winter 2014

Script for Success - Fall 2013

Script for Success - Winter 2013

Script for Success - Fall 2012

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