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Accreditation and Disclosures

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100 Chicago, IL 60603-4810 • Phone: (312) 664-3575 • Fax: (312) 664-4652 • www.acpe-accredit.org.

Accreditation Statement

With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate accreditation status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. The Candidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate accreditation status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.


Third Professional Year Comprehensive Exam

All third professional year students must pass a comprehensive examination in the spring term to progress to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). The results noted below are for the Class of 2014. Components of the exam include:

Component Overall Pass Rate
Knowledge base written exam 100%
Standardized patient encounter 100%
Clinical case (oral presentation) 100%
Errors and omissions 100%
Pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacokinetics problems 100%
Sterile product compounding element 100%
Pharmaceutical compounding element 100%
On time graduation rate Not Applicable
NAPLEX first time pass rate Not Applicable
MPJE first time pass rate Not Applicable