Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Pharmacy
still leads all other Ohio pharmacy schools in the number of graduates
passing the state licensure examination. This year's 65 graduates
repeated the success of last year's class with a 100 percent pass rate.
The UC College of Pharmacy has had the highest success rate on the
North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) among all
other schools in the state for the past five years.
always had strong board performances from our graduates," said Robert
Lee, PhD, associate dean, UC College of Pharmacy. "Most years, our
graduates are the top in the state." Before taking the exam, candidates
must graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and have 1,500
hours of internship experience. After meeting these initial
requirements, candidates take the NAPLEX to earn their pharmacy license
issued by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
"We do not just
prepare students for the test," Lee said. "We prepare them with the
knowledge, skills and values to be professional pharmacists and
important members of the health care team. The students at UC College
of Pharmacy are some of the best and the brightest," he added. "The
mean grade point average of entering students is 3.45. We receive
approximately four applications for each position. We currently admit
60 doctor of pharmacy students into the fall quarter each year."