PCOM School of Pharmacy Accreditation Extended | 2016
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School of Pharmacy Accreditation Extended

July 20, 2016

okamotoMark Okamoto, PharmD

Since 2010, the PCOM School of Pharmacy has been educating pharmacists in response to the nation’s growing need for doctors of pharmacy, particularly in the south. A program of Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM), the School of Pharmacy provides a rigorous curriculum delivered by accomplished educators, practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists.

As a result of a recent update report and on-site evaluation conducted in March 2016, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors announced that the accreditation of the PCOM Doctor of Pharmacy program is continued until June 30, 2020. The School of Pharmacy first received full accreditation in 2014. PCOM School of Pharmacy is led by Dean and Tenured Professor of Pharmacy, Mark Okamoto, PharmD. Dr. Okamoto also serves as Chief Academic Officer for GA-PCOM.

ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and a provider of continuing pharmacy education. As stated on its website, ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and the American Council on Education.

About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.

For more information, contact:
Barbara Myers
Senior Public Relations Manager
Email: BarbaraMy@pcom.edu
Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

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