Roosevelt University has been granted continued and full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1946. The last comprehensive visit conducted by the Higher Learning Commission occurred in 2006, and the institution was granted another ten years of accreditation with no major follow-up requirements.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-U.S. sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new college or school of pharmacy, ACPE accreditation involves three steps: Precandidate Status, Candidate Status, and Full Accreditation. Precandidate Accreditation Status denotes a developmental program, which is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period.
Precandidate Status is awarded to a new program of a college or school of pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program, and authorizes the college or school to admit its first class. Candidate Accreditation Status is awarded to a Doctor of
Pharmacy program that has students enrolled, but has not yet had a graduating class. Full
Accreditation is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class.
Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate Status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program, generally including eligibility for licensure. ACPE conveys its decisions to various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, 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.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy was awarded Candidate accreditation status during the June 20–24, 2012, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 10–12,
2012. If the program continues to develop as planned, Full accreditation of the Doctor of
Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board following the graduation of students from the program.
Academic Standards and Progression Policies
The pharmacy curriculum is divided into program blocks. Students who matriculate together will take these blocks of courses as a group. The courses in each block are designed to offer a comprehensive pharmacy education that prepares the student for the subsequent block of courses. The only courses that students will not take as a group are the electives. Course registration and course withdrawal policies can be found in the Student Handbook.
A major component of the PharmD curriculum is experiential education, which is normally defined as practical experience in a variety of pharmacy settings. Experiential education, often referred to as “rotations,” bridges the classroom and pharmacy practice environment. During these off-site experiences, students work with practicing pharmacists and faculty members known as “preceptors.”
The Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy has three levels of experiential education incorporated over the course of the program: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE), Inter-Professional Practice Experiences (IPE), and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). The IPPE and IDPE rotations allow pharmacy student to develop practice skills. During APPE rotations, students are expected to demonstrate their achievement of the skills needed to practice pharmacy.
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE): The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) occurs during the first year of the pharmacy curriculum. Students participate in five different IPPE rotations and complete over 320 hours in both community and institutional settings.
Interprofessional Practice Experiences (IPE):The Interprofessional Practice Experiences (IPE I & II) occurs during the second year of the pharmacy curriculum. Students complete approximately 160 hours in a variety of experiences in such areas as medicine, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, outpatient therapy, and social work that allows for integrating and applying knowledge in more complex settings.
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE): The entire PS3 year is comprised of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Students will complete six rotations, each lasting approximately six weeks, for a minimum of 1440 APPE hours. There are four required experiences, Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care and Acute Care, and General Medicine Pharmacy, and two elective rotations that take place in a wide variety of pharmacy sites. These sites will be local, regional and national. A computerized matching process is used to place students with preceptors and in practice sites based on student preference rankings.
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