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D’Youville School of Pharmacy

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.

Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the School to admit its first class. Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class.  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.

Accreditation Status

The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the D’Youville School of Pharmacy was awarded accreditation status during the June 18 – 22, 2014, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 8 – 10, 2014, and discussion with D'Youville and School officials.

“D’Youville School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site”

ACPE Complaint Policy

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 choose to file an identified or anonymous complaint directly to ACPE.