Pharmacy Accreditation

D'Youville College School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603-4810
(312) 664-3575; FAX (312) 664-4652

New York State Department of Education (NYSED)

The D'Youville College School of Pharmacy is registered for professional purposes under Subchapter A of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Chapter II of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York); enabling all eligible Doctoral of Pharmacy students to receive financial aid.

Accreditation Disclosure Statement

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status.

Full accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, 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.

Complaint Policy

The School of Pharmacy's process for registering concerns and complaints is as follows:

1. A student who has a concern or a complaint about the School of Pharmacy or the Doctor of Pharmacy Program related to ACPE's accreditation standards, policies, or procedures may file a written, signed, and dated complaint using a standard complaint form available in the Office of the Assistant Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs. Alternatively, the student may choose to file an anonymous complaint or write directly to the ACPE. (The ACPE address is listed above).

2. The form will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs, recorded in a log of complaints, and then referred to the Leadership Team for analysis, discussion, and action.

3. The complaining student (assuming the complaint is not anonymous) will be notified of the resultant actions taken or planned.

4. All aspects of student complaints will be confidential. Notwithstanding this confidentiality requirement, the student complaint file and log of complaints maintained in the Office of the Assistant Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs will be made available to representatives of the ACPE in order to fulfill the requirements for accreditation.

5. Concerns and complains will also be considered in the School of Pharmacy's assessment, quality improvement, and self-study processes.

6. If and when a complaint regarding an ACPE standard is filed, those records will be chronologically maintained in the Office of the Dean. If a complaint regarding an ACPE standard is filed resulting in formal legal action, the School will notify ACPE immediately.

Photo Gallery

DYC faculty and students created a medicinal garden at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens in fall 2011. This is an ongoing joint community service project with Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (Catholic Health) which serves to educate the public about the different characteristics of medicinal plants.  

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