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RAPID-IL is a resource hub and online database for historically underrepresented students from elementary school through college and beyond, to begin career exploration in medicine, dentistry, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and applied health science fields like physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Jumpstart your career in the health professions

Begin your health career exploration adventure! If you are a student from a historically underrepresented group, RAPID-IL offers a database of health career pathway programs throughout Illinois, where you can search by your educational level and health profession of interest. Begin your search for the right pathway program today!

Discover the health career right for you

Explore the many opportunities that choosing a career in the health profession will offer. This is a one-stop shop to learn more about the various health fields, find a pathway program, and review resources to help you discover more about an exciting career in health. Begin your search by clicking on a health profession field below.