College of Pharmacy

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Feedback from Class of 2013

The College is engaged in active assessment of all of its academic programs. We continuously collect and analyze data so that we can demonstrate that our programs are meeting expectations of both internal and external stakeholders.

As of the end of August, 99% of the graduates had passed their NAPLEX boards and 96% had passed law exams. This year, law exams were taken in 21 different states!

Here are some other interesting facts from the annual survey of graduating Pharm.D. students that is conducted nationally through the American Association of College of Pharmacy.

  • We had an 84% survey response rate vs. a national response rate of 73%.
  • In May, 97% of the graduates reported that they have employment plans in pharmacy.
  • This year, more graduates matched to an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency than ever before – 28%.
  • We consistently have about 8-10% of graduates with plans to continue their education with the MBA being the predominate degree.

100 Students graduated in the Pharm.D. Class of 2013; this represents an on-time graduation rate of 93% for the students who started the professional program (P1 year) in 2009.

The AACP survey evaluates the quality of introductory and advanced practice rotations by response to numerous statements.

  • Our graduates strongly agreed that the direct patient care experiences on rotations allowed them to collaborate with other health care professionals and helped them to achieve professional competency.
  • The URI graduates also overwhelmingly reported that preceptors provided them with individualized attention so that they met their educational goals.
  • In particular, students from URI reported higher agreement than national values that both the Introductory and Advanced practice experience sites were of high quality. Students from URI also reported that the variety of APPEs met their needs.

  • Overall impressions and student experiences:  Graduates overwhelmingly report that they would come to URI’s College of Pharmacy again, if they were starting their program of study again in rates that are higher than national rates.

 

Newsletter Article – Fall 2013 Edition

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