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SIUE pharmacy program receives eight-year accreditation

From IBJ news services

EDWARDSVILLE – The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy professional program has received continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The accreditation is valid for a full eight years until 2023.

“The eight-year ACPE accreditation of the doctor of pharmacy program at SIUE manifests the excellence of this program and our commitment to exceeding national standards in pharmacy through the dedicated work of our faculty and support staff,” said Parviz Ansari, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. In November, the ACPE evaluation team, comprised of pharmacy faculty and administrators at schools throughout the country, visited the Edwardsville campus.

“This long-term reaccreditation shows a great amount of well-deserved confidence in the quality of the SIUE School of Pharmacy program,” said Julie Furst-Bowe, SIUE chancellor. “Our faculty, staff and students continue to make significant contributions to the health and well-being of the Southwestern Illinois region.”

The reaffirmation of the SIUE School of Pharmacy accreditation for the full eight-year-term “is testimony to the continuing hard work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Gireesh Gupchup, dean of the School. “We are extremely fortunate that both the university and the pharmacy community support the School in maintaining the highest standards of pharmacy education.”

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