Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is pleased to announce that the fully accredited status of its Doctor of Pharmacy Program has been extended as determined by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The Council made this recommendation in late June after a positive on-site evaluation conducted earlier this year.
“Concordia’s School of Pharmacy is made up of talented educators, practitioners and students who are committed to providing the most comprehensive curriculum and the most relevant field opportunities available to prepare pharmacists for the 21st Century,” said Dr. Dean Arneson, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “We are thankful to the practice site partners for recognizing the hard work of the team,” he added.
Full accreditation, which evaluates 30 different standards, demonstrates academic and professional excellence in pharmacy and servant leadership, according to Arneson.
The School of Pharmacy welcomed its first class in the fall of 2010. The University started the program as a way to fill the acute shortage of pharmacists in the state of Wisconsin. CUW and many supporters and donors throughout the region worked together to fund a $12 million building for the school that features state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories for instructing students and conducting research.
In June, 2014, the School of Pharmacy was awarded full accreditation. The next visit and evaluation by the ACPE is not scheduled until 2020.