NEOMED pharmacy graduates score highly on licensure exams

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Gradues of the class of 2012 at the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University did well on recent licensure exams.

The 2012 graduates scored higher than average on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.

Graduates must pass the national board exams to become licensed pharmacists. The recent graduating class of NEOMED pharmacists achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on the NAPLEX, a 98 percent first-time pass rate on the in-state MPJE and a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the out-of-state MPJE.

At the national level, the NAPLEX first-time pass rate averaged at 97 percent and the MPJE first-time pass rate averaged at 94 percent.

Results were released by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and reflect examinations taken between May 1 and Aug. 31 by 60 of the College of Pharmacy's 66 graduates for the NAPLEX and 62 of the 66 graduates for the MPJE. Of the 62 graduates who took the MPJE, 47 took the in-state exam and 15 took the out-of-state exam.

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