Doctor of Pharmacy Program
The Manchester University College of Pharmacy is a four-year doctoral program requiring at least two years of pre-pharmacy coursework. The program is an integrated educational environment involving the disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The program will consist of three years of didactic study, including Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) interwoven into the didactic curriculum sequence, and one year of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) involving six required and four elective rotations. Upon graduation, students will be required to take and pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) in order to obtain licensure.
To improve the human condition by preparing graduates of ability and conviction to provide patient-centered care at individual, local, and global levels; and by advancing pharmacy education, service, practice, and scholarship.
Manchester University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.
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.