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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 which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences 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. 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 pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.

For more information, contact:

Barbara Myers
Public Relations Manager
Email: BarbaraMy@pcom.edu
Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

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