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Doctor of Pharmacy program at Roosevelt receives full accreditation status

Posted: 07/07/2014
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy has been granted full accreditation status through June 30, 2015 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
 
The council‘s mission is “to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy” and graduation from a Doctor of Pharmacy program holding either full or candidate accreditation status is a requirement for licensure in all 50 states.

“This much deserved accomplishment recognizes the extremely high quality of our faculty, administrators, students and the program,” said Roosevelt University President Chuck Middleton. “I extend my congratulations to Dean George MacKinnon and the entire College of Pharmacy faculty and administration on this success,” he said.
 
Since the College of Pharmacy was founded in 2009, it has been focused on building an outstanding program that meets the 30 rigorous standards and over 100 guidelines of the accreditation council.  In support of the University's vision to create socially conscious citizens who are leaders in their professions and communities, the College of Pharmacy embraces a patient-centered approach to learning that produces competent and compassionate graduates.

One of the few pharmacy programs in the nation and the only one in the Midwest to offer the PharmD degree in a three-year format, Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy has received 2,300 applicants from throughout the U.S. since its founding and admitted 240 students into four classes, including the Class of 2017 which arrived this week.  Sixty-one students in the initial class received their doctoral degrees on May 22, 2014 with over 70 percent having found employment or pursuing post-graduate training.
 
“I’d like to thank all members of the College of Pharmacy for developing such an outstanding program and congratulate them on achieving accreditation,” President Middleton said.