** ON SCHEDULE: ACPE APPROVES FALL SITE VISIT TOWARD PRE-CANDIDATE STATUS FOR THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY!**
While many recent programs had their authorization for site visit delayed by ACPE and only 1 of three, CUSP, passed this stage successfully at the June 2014 Board meeting, https://www.acpe-accredit.org/news/default.asp Chapman University’s efforts to open the first school of pharmacy in Orange County proceed as planned on schedule and within the budget authorized.
“We established an extraordinary high performing team and they continue to drive our program toward excellence and national notoriety,” said Ron Jordan, Founding Dean of The Chapman University School of Pharmacy.
Welcome to Orange County’s first School of Pharmacy! Located on the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California, the School of Pharmacy (CUSP) will engage student pharmacists in science-based, personalized, interdisciplinary education and training. The CUSP program will help students focus on the lifelong pursuit of answers to the grand challenges in human health around the world and their role in compassionate delivery of those solutions, starting with engagement in the local Orange County community. CUSP will confer the professional degree Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) upon those individuals who successfully complete the didactic and experiential educational components of the program. Responsibility for the use of medication and the health outcomes associated with such use is at the core of the pharmacist’s role in advancing health.
Our new “accelerated” Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and we are currently working toward accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). We anticipate ACPE accreditation approval will be received in time to begin student matriculation in the professional portion of the program starting September 2015.