College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions first opened its doors in 1970, when two baccalaureate programs, Physical Therapy and Medical Technology, were established. Since that time the School has expanded its offerings to include master and/or doctoral level programs in the following areas: Biomedical Sciences, Health Administration, Health Professions Education, Interprofessional Studies, Nurse Anesthesia, Nutrition, Pathologists' Assistant, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Psychology and our newest degree program, the online Master of Science in Health Promotion & Wellness.
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Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness

Move forward in your career with the latest online program from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Beginning in fall 2014, earn your Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness through our flexible, online program. Learn more.



April was National Donate Life Month!

During the month of April, Biomedical Sciences student members of Students for Organ Donations (SOD) organized multiple events to highlight the need for organ and tissue donation. Their first event on April 6th featured Dr. Riccardo Superina, a leader in the field of pediatric surgery, who spoke on careers in transplant surgery. On April 16th Dr. Deepak Mital, Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center spoke about kidney transplants. Please support this important cause and consider being a tissue or organ donor!


 Congratulations to our Physician Assistant Department Team!

U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Health Professions Physician Assistant program among the top graduate PA graduate schools in 2015! Congratulations to this dedicated team!


Expressing Science Through Art!

Please come visit the Pathologists’ Assistants Program annual, “Through Our Hands: Visual Exploration of Anatomic Pathology” exhibit in the Scholl Gallery. This exhibition features the wonderful photography, paintings and sculptural works created by students in the Pathologists’ Assistant Program in the College of Health Professions and is available to view from 4/3-5/1/2015. To view some of the opening day images, just click on this link!

2015 CHP White Coat Ceremony!

 On Friday, April 24th, students from the College of Health Professions celebrated a milestone in their educational careers earning their White Coats at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony in the Rhodes Auditorium. This important and joyous academic milestone event  provides students with their first official "White Coat" prior to the start of their clinical rotations. The ceremony was attended by many family, friends, RFUMS faculty and staff.  Just click here to see the slideshow! Congratulations and best wishes to all!


All School Research Consortium

 Approximately 75 posters from multiple departments in the College of Health Professions (CHP) were created by CHP students who participated in the March 18th All School Research Consortium. Student posters highlighted a broad range of research and case study topics representing an very impressive collective body of work. View the photo slideshow.


 Open House Information

Rosalind Franklin University invites you to join our faculty, students, and staff for our Fall 2014 Open House or any of the University Information Sessions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our 17 different graduate health professions and tour the campus. Register for the Open House today or schedule a visit to campus for an information session!


RFUMS 101st Commencement Ceremony

RFUMS held its 101st Commencement Ceremony in Chicago on June 5th. Nearly 600 graduate medical and health science degrees were conferred of which approximately 320 were students from the College of Health Professions. In his address, Dr. K. Michael Welch, RFUMS President and CEO, told the graduates that the degrees conferred made them "the guardians of the health of our society.” In addition, as a result of their RFUMS interprofessional learning experiences, Dr. Welch further stated that the RFUMS graduates were “poised to be leaders in collaborative, interprofessional healthcare teams in classrooms, clinics, laboratories and hospitals." To view the Commencement photo slideshow, click here!


2015 Student Awards Ceremony

The 2015 RFUMS Student Awards Ceremony was held on June 4th in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Over 100 graduating students across the university's five schools and colleges were recognized for excellence in academics and service. View the photo slideshow.


Interprofessional Education in Action

Interprofessionalism & the Global Health Care Initiative

Kenneth Kessler, Ph.D., and an interprofessional team of RFUMS students participated in  RFUMS Global Healthcare Initiative effort in Uganda. The team, led by Dr. Kessler and Inis Bardella, M.D. (not traveling to Uganda for this initiative) was comprised of four 4th year medical students, and one 3rd year Ph.D. Clinical Psychology student and accomplished two main objectives. First, they trained nine peer counselors in a treatment protocol called Narrative Exposure Therapy to address the rampant and severe PTSD in refugees seeking services from RFUMS partner organization, HOCW. Second, the group provided continuing education training at a local medical clinic and provided extra hands to help the local clinicians take care of the seemingly endless supply of patients. Per Dr. Kessler, “This interprofessional team of advanced students worked together in a most impressive manner to provide this important training. I believe the experience was life changing for all of us who were involved.” View the photo slide show!


YWCA Empowerment Day for Girls

The YWCA Empowerment Day for Girls is a hands-on, educational event where over 100 middle school girls from the North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion-Benton School Districts participate in a one-day conference that exposes them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This event is a partnership between Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the YWCA of Lake County, and the Lake County Regional Office of Education and took place on May 29th this year. Click here to learn more about this wonderful event and click here to see the slide show!


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