Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy leads
all other Ohio pharmacy schools with 100 percent of its graduates
passing the state licensure examination this year. All 49 UC first-time
candidates passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination
(NAPLEX). No other Ohio pharmacy school matches UC's success record.
Failure rates for other Ohio pharmacy schools this year ranged from 1.8
percent to 6.8 percent.
"We are very proud of our students for
their accomplishments this year and in past years," said Daniel Acosta,
Jr., PhD, dean of the UC College of Pharmacy. "The licensure exam is
very difficult, and it is not uncommon to have as many as 10 percent of
the candidates statewide fail the first time. Our students' traditional
success over the past decade is a reflection of the quality of the
College of Pharmacy's educational program and the dedicated and
innovative faculty who teach our students."
Pharmacists are an
important part of the healthcare team and participate in many types of
important medical research. Before taking the NAPLEX exam, graduates
must complete 1,500 hours of internship experience. Many work in
pharmacies of major retail stores throughout Greater Cincinnati,
helping to counsel patients and distribute medications and drug