Please see the following message from Dr. Kevin Sneed, Dean, USF College of Pharmacy:
I have great news to share with all of you! The USF College of Pharmacy (COP) family is proud to announce that it was awarded candidate accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors in June 2012. The Candidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. ACPE states that graduates of a program with Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. This marks a great step in the development of our pharmacy program!
We hope you can share in the enthusiasm that the University of South Florida has for our program. We are building a progressive and transformative program that will meet the needs of a quickly evolving healthcare landscape. Our faculty and staff are striving to develop a program that will not only meet but exceed the highest standards and expectations of ACPE. We are grateful to be a part of a collaborative community of pharmacy practitioners here in Florida, and we are very thankful to everyone that contributed to this important endeavor. This action by ACPE is validation of the important work we all strive to do in accomplishing the College's mission: to develop outstanding pharmacist clinicians that provide educational, preventive, and therapeutic pharmaceutical care services to patients, communities, and health care providers with foundational principles based upon innovation, leadership, achieving interprofessional collaboration, application of clinical evidence, and life-long learning values.
The USF COP is the only state-funded, metropolitan, comprehensive college of pharmacy in the State of Florida. The College is part of USF Health, which includes the colleges of medicine, public health, nursing and schools of physical therapy and biomedical sciences. Our students will be trained in an interprofessional environment utilizing state of the art clinical resources such as the Center for Medical Learning Simulation (CAMLS). The college, which enrolled its inaugural class in August 2011, received over 500 applicants for its second class. The College is encouraged by the quality of applications received. Applications for the third class are already arriving and the number and quality of applicants is only expected to increase now that the College has candidate accreditation status.
Students can contact the Office of Admissions by email at email@example.com and/or by phone at 813-974-5699. Mrs. Jackie Grosser, the Admissions Advisor, is available to assist applicants through the application process. The website (www.pharmacy.health.usf.edu) is a useful resource which now includes prerequisite guides by school as well as a general evaluation guide.