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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's online education center has received an endorsement from a university in Chicago, NASP said.
The group said that the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy had endorsed its Specialty Pharmacy Education Center and would accept the source content for academic credit starting this fall.
"As an organization, NASP is developing and offering innovative programs that focus on the unique needs of the specialty pharmacy community," college dean George MacKinnon said. "We look forward to working with NASP to promote and expand its educational offerings to our students, in particular those programs that prepare our graduates for the emerging model of specialty pharmacy practice."
SPEC provides educational programming for healthcare professionals and Certified Specialty Pharmacist preparation. More than 250 hours of specialty pharmacy education is being developed by dozens of experts from pharmacy schools and specialty pharmacies.
"This is an important milestone for NASP and for the industry because of how fast this industry is expanding, and the need to educate students who will be the future leaders of pharmacy," NASP CEO Gary Cohen said. "As the needs of patients increase, so too will the demand for better-educated pharmacists, who are knowledgeable and skilled in the specialty arena, to provide the quality care needed to improve patient outcomes."