2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 97 School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Accreditation Regional Accreditation The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission which has approved the University to award the doctor of pharmacy degree. Cedarville University 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, website acpe-accredit. org. Accreditation Disclosure Explanation 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 nonU.S. 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 program 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. 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. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors reviewed the Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy for purposes of advancing the program from Candidate status to Accredited status at its June 23–25, 2016, meeting. This review was based upon due consideration of the Evaluation Team Report dated March 15–17, 2016, the School’s self-study, and other communications received from the institution. Following discussion of the program, it was the decision of the Board that Accredited Status be granted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The initial accreditation term granted for the Doctor of Pharmacy program extended until June 30, 2018, which is the customary two-year term for a new program receiving accredited status. The Doctor of Pharmacy program now holds ACPE accreditation through June 30, 2030. For an explanation of ACPE accreditation process, consult the office of the Dean (937-766-7480) or ACPE (acpe-accredit.org). This document will be regularly updated to reflect any changes in status. Licensure Prospective students should be aware that each state and U.S. territory may have different professional licensure requirements for licensing pharmacists. Cedarville University ensures that its educational programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure within the State of Ohio; however, if you reside outside of the State of Ohio, you should contact your Cedarville University academic advisor regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to licensure and clinical supervision in your state/territory before beginning the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and to obtain additional guidance as needed from that board and their Cedarville University academic/program advisor. Admission Criteria Cedarville University invites applications for the PharmD program from Cedarville undergraduate students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences degree, and students from accredited baccalaureate programs who will have completed all prepharmacy prerequisite courses by the fall semester of intended enrollment who are able to present a strong academic record and a testimony of faith in Jesus Christ. Each candidate's application will be reviewed on an individual basis. In addition to the general admission requirements listed in the Graduate Admissions section of this catalog, applicants must meet the following requirements: • Meet all program prerequisites. Applicants not meeting program prerequisites or admission standards may be considered for conditional admission to the program. Some exceptions are made on an individual basis to allow a prerequisite to be completed prior to beginning the P2 year of the professional program. • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). GPAs less than 2.75 may be considered. • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses identified as prerequisites for admission to the PharmD program. Students may repeat any course for which a “C” was not earned. Exceptions to this requirement are applied to select twosemester sequence courses (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology) in which students may continue with a “C-” in either semester of the sequence as long as they earn a grade of at least “C+” in the complementary course of the sequence. • Interview with School of Pharmacy faculty. • Verifiably meet the Technical Standards for students as outlined in the School of Pharmacy Professional Student Handbook (cedarville.edu/pharmacy). • Be fully eligible for, and receive, a Pharmacy Intern License from the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy by the beginning of the fall semester of the first professional year. Prerequisite courses for all applicants*: • College-level Composition Course • Speech or Communication • Biology elective • General Chemistry (2 courses) with laboratory • Organic Chemistry (2 courses) with laboratory • Calculus • Physics with laboratory • Introduction to Biology with laboratory • Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 courses) with laboratory • Microbiology with laboratory • General education courses (18 hrs)** *A minimum of 68 semester credits required. **General education courses must include courses selected from the following: Humanities, Social Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Bible, English, and Literature (18 hrs).