FDU School of Pharmacy receives full accreditation from the ACPE


Madison, NJ (July 19, 2016) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has secured full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the organization responsible for professional accreditation of pharmacy education.

“We are building the future of pharmacy with our program as we educate the next generation of healthcare leaders. Receiving accreditation is a huge milestone in the life of our program. We are excited about the coming opportunities this will bring for our students, and the 69 students who just graduated in our inaugural class in May 2016,” said Michael Avaltroni, dean of the FDU School of Pharmacy.

FDU’s School of Pharmacy — New Jersey’s first pharmacy school associated with a private university and only the second pharmacy school in the state — offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and several master’s degree options. The school’s curriculum incorporates innovative technology and a global perspective, preparing students to address individual patient care needs and work in health-care product and service industries, public and private health-care organizations, academic institutions and state and federal regulatory agencies.

“Since its opening in 2012, the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy has distinguished itself with an excellent leadership team, expert faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities. In earning full accreditation, Dean Michael Avaltroni and the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program have taken their place among the top programs nationwide,” said Christopher A. Capuano, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University. “Enrollment has grown, as has interest and support for the program, which includes a large gift to create the Daniel and Martina Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology, which houses the region’s only sterile compounding laboratory.”

The accreditation term extends until June 30, 2018, which is the customary two-year term for a new program gaining accreditation status for the first time. ACPE representatives found FDU’s PharmD program to be compliant on all 30 accreditation standards, which is the best result that a program can earn.

The School of Pharmacy is located at 230 Park Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey. For more information, visit fdu.edu/pharmacy.

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