You can use your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as AOL, Netcom, Ameritech, or any other ISP to access your course materials. Or, once you are admitted to the MHPE program you will be issued a UIC network ID. You can use your network ID and password to dial-in to the UIC network.

When logging on from an ISP other than the university dial-up network, you will need to set your web browser to use an authentication system called “BlueStem” to access some course materials, such as Ovid databases, the biomedical journal collection, Encyclopedia Britannica, OED (Oxford English Dictionary) and other resources. Instructions for using BlueStem are available in Help and Technical Support.


If you have additional questions, contact Janet Settle, Coordinator of Educational Programs, at 312-996-4666 or