Following a rigorous two-year review process, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) reaccredited the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2021.
Official reports published by the ACPE regarding the reaccreditation of the School's PharmD program are available upon request. Please contact Lisa Lebovitz, JD, assistant dean for academic affairs and assessment, at (410) 706-3457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Licensure Disclosure:
The University of Maryland's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3499, 312/664-3575; FAX (866) 228-2631, website www.acpe-accredit.org. Laws in all states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico require those seeking pharmacist licensure to (1) graduate from an accredited first professional degree program of a college of pharmacy; and (2) pass an examination approved by the board of pharmacy. All states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico use the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX®), which measures a candidate's knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Forty-nine jurisdictions use the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), which tests the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists.
The School has not made a determination as to the sufficiency of its program to satisfy all professional licensing requirements of any state or jurisdiction. Each licensing authority sets and enforces its own professional licensing standards. Every student should inquire directly to the licensing authority in the jurisdiction where the student plans to seek licensure in order to determine the mandatory requirements to be licensed to practice. See https://nabp.pharmacy/ for more information on pharmacist licensure and licensing examinations.
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Class of 2021 placement highlights (as of May 1, 2021)
- 41 matched for PGY1 residency
- 14 selected for fellowships
- 22 employed in community and independent pharmacy
- 12 employed in hospital pharmacy, federal government, USPHS, or industry
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