Educating Healthcare Leaders of the Future
In addition to providing high-quality patient care to communities and neighborhoods across the state of Illinois, the academic health enterprise of UI Health incorporates the educational functions of UIC's seven health sciences colleges to better prepare students for future careers in healthcare.
Representing the seven health sciences colleges and their numerous programs and specialties, UI Health has trained thousands of healthcare professionals who practice around the city of Chicago, across the state of Illinois and throughout the United States – and beyond.
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UIC’s health sciences colleges harness the collective expertise of our faculty and researchers to elevate the healthcare and community services we provide to patients across the state and beyond. Prominent national rankings for UIC health sciences programs affirm the caliber of training, discovery, and care that happens through the dynamic integration of our UI Health network.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked UIC as #3 nationally for online bachelors’ programs, reflecting the excellence of three particular online programs, two of which are health sciences programs: the College of Applied Health Sciences’ Health Information Management program, and the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN completion program. In addition, the College of Pharmacy has been ranked at #7 nationally by U.S. News and World Report and the Jane Addams College of Social Work has been ranked at #21, which places the college in the top 10% nationally.
When considering research activity, several departments within the College of Medicine are among top-ranked programs for NIH Funding to U.S. Medical Schools in 2021, as determined by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research: Ophthalmology (#7), Biomedical Engineering (#8), Biochemistry (#15), Psychiatry (#20), Emergency Medicine (#21), and Urology (#24).
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Top 10 % The MSW program at UIC is ranked in the top 10% of graduate social work programs nationally.
# 7 The UIC College of Pharmacy is ranked at #7 nationally for graduate pharmacy programs.
# 7 The Ophthalmology program at UIC is ranked #7 for NIH research funding.
# 8 The Biomedical Engineering program at UIC is ranked #8 for NIH research funding.
# 3 The Health Information Management program and RN to BSN completion program are among UIC online programs ranked at #3 nationally.
* 15 The Biochemistry program at UIC is ranked #15 for NIH research funding.