School of Pharmacy Accreditation ExtendedJuly 20, 2016
Mark 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.
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