The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors will extend its accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy through June 30, 2017.
The findings and recommendation of ACPE’s review resulted in an impressive and unprecedented extension of the school’s accreditation term for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, said Dr. Mary Ferrill, the school’s dean. This was the longest extension possible and the longest in the history of the school.
“It is such a privilege to work with such talented and faithful faculty, staff and students who live to serve God’s people with such excellence,” Dr. Ferrill said.
The Gregory School of Pharmacy was established in 2000 and welcomed its first class of 57 students in 2001. The ACPE Board of Directors granted full accreditation to the School of Pharmacy in June 2005, the same year the school graduated its first class.
ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the American Council on Education (ACE).