Pharmacy schools must meet new stringent standards

April 2, 2007

ACPE will be more rigorous in reviewing Pharmacy schools for accreditation. The change is spurred in part by the Department of Education, which surveys ACPE. Thanks to a more demanding DOE, ACPE put two pharmacy schools on probation recently.

Pharmacy schools better watch out. ACPE will be more rigorous in reviewing them for accreditation. The change is spurred in part by the Department of Education, which surveys ACPE. Thanks to a more demanding DOE, ACPE put two pharmacy schools on probation recently, reported ACPE executive director Peter Vlasses at the APhA annual meeting in Atlanta last month. They include Howard University School of Pharmacy, which was put on probation a year ago but is now off because it has made progress, and Florida A&M College of Pharmacy, Vlasses told the audience. He added that schools put on probation have a limited time of two years to bring their programs into compliance with ACPE standards.

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