Implementation Procedures for Accreditation Standards
and Guidelines for the Professional Program in Pharmacy
Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Adopted June 14, 1997
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Effective Date: July 1, 2000
Transition Period: June 14, 1997 - June 30, 2005
 

Doctor of Pharmacy Programs:
June 14, 1997 through June 30, 2000


• Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy may continue to use previous standards for the Doctor of Pharmacy program as adopted in 1985 or may, at their option, move ahead and use the newly adopted standards. Implementation of these newly adopted standards, in full or in part, during this time period will be considered to satisfy or exceed those standards as adopted in January 1985.

• Evaluation processes, including self-studies and on-site evaluations, will be based upon applicable standards as elected by the College or School. 
 

Doctor of Pharmacy Programs:
Effective Date, July 1, 2000


• Standards and Guidelines for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Standards 2000) become effective as of July 1, 2000.

• Standards 2000 are to be implemented with the first class entering the curriculum for the professional program in pharmacy as of July 1, 2000 (i.e., begin implementation with entry class in Fall 2000; the first class graduating from the customary academic year program fully based on Standards 2000, will be in Spring 2004).

• Implementation of Standards 2000, in full or in part, is encouraged for those classes that entered the Doctor of Pharmacy program prior to the effective date.

• Evaluation processes, including self-studies and on-site evaluations, are based on Standards 2000. 

Baccalaureate in Pharmacy Programs:
June 14, 1997 through June 30, 2000

 
• Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy continue to use standards for the Baccalaureate in Pharmacy program adopted in 1985.

• Evaluation processes, including self-studies and on-site evaluations, are based on standards for the Baccalaureate in Pharmacy program adopted in 1985. 
 

Baccalaureate in Pharmacy Programs
as of Effective Date (July l, 2000) for Standards 2000:

Procedure for Monitoring and Extension of Accreditation Terms

 
• Monitoring for purposes of affirmation of accreditation terms is based on standards for Baccalaureate in Pharmacy programs adopted in 1985.

• Accreditation terms may be continued until June 30, 2004, enabling graduation of students from an accredited program with entry in Fall 1999 for the 0-5 admission pattern or as late as Fall 2001 for the more common 2-3 admission pattern.

• Accreditation terms may be extended until June 30, 2005, attending to special circumstances, such as late finishing students.

• Limited extensions of accreditation terms beyond June 30, 2005 may be considered for hardship cases on an individualized basis. 
 

Baccalaureate in Pharmacy Programs
as of Effective Date (July l, 2000) for Standards 2000:
Entry/Graduation Scenarios for Accredited Programs

 
Admission Pattern Last Class Enrolled Academic Year Class

If 0-5 Enter Fall 1999 ® 1999-2000 (P-l)
If 1-4 Enter Fall 2000 ® 2000-2001 (P-2)
If 2-3 Enter Fall 2001 ® 2001-2002 (P-3)
2002-2003 (P-4)
2003-2004 (P-5) ® graduate
 
Baccalaureate in Pharmacy Programs
as of Effective Date (July l, 2000) for Standards 2000:
Review Cycles, Accreditation Terms, and Extension Capabilities

 
Academic Year of Accreditation Review
(e.g., on-site evaluation) Accreditation Terms Granted Extension Capabilities

1994-1995 6 years, until June 30, 2001 3 years, until June 30, 2004
1995-1996 6 years, until June 30, 2002 2 years, until June 30, 2004
1996-1997 6 years, until June 30, 2003 1 year, until June 30, 2004
1997-1998 6 years, until June 30, 2004 -
1998-1999 5 years, until June 30, 2004 -
1999-2000 4 years, until June 30, 2004 -