Marshall University's PharmD program receives precandidate accreditation status


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The doctor of pharmacy program at Marshall University has received a preliminary accreditation status that the university said was a step toward full accreditation.

Marshall president Stephen Kopp said Wednesday the program had received precandidate accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education's board of directors.

"This achievement is a momentous one, one that is on the level approaching that of the founding of the School of Medicine," Kopp said. "It should be a source of great pride for all who care about Marshall and the future of those we serve."

The precandidate accreditation term will extend until June 30, 2013, and an on-site evaluation for consideration of advancing the program to candidate accreditation status will be scheduled during the 2012-2013 academic year, the university said.

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