JOHNSON CITY (Aug. 15, 2016) – The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at East Tennessee State University’s Gatton College of Pharmacy has earned continued full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The accreditation is valid through 2024.
“This accreditation confirms that we continue to meet all standards required for a quality-assured professional education,” said Dr. Adam Welch, associate dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs at the Gatton College of Pharmacy. “It confirms that our 319 student pharmacists, including the 17 enrolled in dual degrees and 25 in our research concentration, are in a position to make a lasting impact on patient care.”
As a leader of pharmacy education in the southeast since its creation in 2005, the Gatton College of Pharmacy has graduated more than 500 pharmacists who are trained to provide care to patients across the country, especially those in areas of rural and underserved Appalachia.
The Gatton College of Pharmacy is one of five health sciences colleges that make up the Academic Health Sciences Center at ETSU.