College of Pharmacy passing rates 94 percent

College of Pharmacy passing rates 94 percent

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Graduates from the 2011 graduating class help Rangel College of Pharmacy reach another milestone with passing rates on national licensure exam with a 94.12 percent first-time pass rate.

The national Association of the Boards of Pharmacy reports that this 94.12 percent pass rate is an improvement from last year’s rate of 93.06 percent, and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) also increased its first-time pass rating from the pervious year as it posted a 98.41 percent in 2011 compared to the 96.05 it posted in 2010.

James Robertson the associate dean for student affairs at Rangel College of pharmacy had this to say about the incredible numbers posted by the college, “I am proud of the degree of excellence evidenced in these college pass rates”.

Upon graduation, all graduates must take these two exams, the national Licensure exam or also called (NAPLEX), which assess a candidate’s knowledge of the practice and level of competency to practice as a pharmacist, and the MPJE, which combines federal-and state – specific questions to serve as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions.

Dr. Indra Reddy founding dean of the Rangel College of Pharmacy was very pleased with the outcome of the exam rates as she stated, “With the caliber of our student body matched with the commitment and dedication of our faculty, preceptors and staff, we are bound to see such desirable outcomes.”

By: Colton Williams