The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education recently voted to continue accreditation of the professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree through the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy.
This action by the ACPE Board of Directors follows the ACPE On-site Evaluation visit to the College of Pharmacy that took place earlier this year.
The College of Pharmacy was found to be in compliance with all 30 standards with accreditation status extended until June 2017.
"ACPE accreditation denotes programs that achieve educational excellence, and it gives me great pride to see our efforts recognized at this level," said Dr. Charles Taylor, dean of the College of Pharmacy.
"The site team was extremely complimentary of our 'culture of assessment' and praised the work that has been accomplished. I would like to personally thank faculty, staff, preceptors and alumni who participated in the preparation and execution of our evaluation, and whose commitment to student success and furthering the profession resulted in this decision by the ACPE to continue our accreditation."
In addition to extending the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program accreditation, the ACPE also granted re-accreditation of the NEOMED Continuing Pharmacy Education Program until January 2019, a standard six-year term.
The ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.