Years of preparation and months of developing reports detailing the attributes of Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy has culminated in the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s certification.
College of Pharmacy Dean Stephen Durst said the college followed appropriate steps to complete this process following a 2015 campus visit by ACPE representatives.
“We developed the necessary information into a report that was submitted to the council in mid-February,” Durst said. “The ACPE came to campus, on March 27 and 28, and a contingent from our college went to Chicago, June 20 through 23, where comments were offered on our report and the council announced its decision on accreditation.”
Durst said the ACPE’s certification remains in effect through June 30, 2024, indicating that the College of Pharmacy is compliant or compliant with monitoring on all applicable standards.
“The Pharmacy program at Ferris has been accredited by a variety of appropriate councils and other entities since the 1930s,” Durst said. “Accreditation is an absolutely essential achievement as only students from accredited schools are permitted to take the national board of licensure and become practicing pharmacists.”
Durst said the administration, faculty and staff who participated in this process will continue to work on various reports and submissions as required by the council to maintain this certification.
“We have to submit our findings to the ACPE on a number of progress points by Oct. 15, 2019,” Durst said. “We are pleased to have met all considerations and will continue to meet every requirement of the council.”
PHOTO CAPTION: The College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University has been certified by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which will remain in effect through June 30, 2024. The college recently opened the Dr. Roger and Betty Anderson Clean Room, which was the second such facility for instruction in sterile compounding made available to Pharmacy students in the United States.