The UC College of Pharmacy's class of
2004 achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the North American Pharmacy
Licensure Examination, administered by the Ohio State Board of
Pharmacy. Of the four pharmacy colleges in Ohio, only UC and Ohio State
achieved 100 percent passes. All 43 UC students will now be able to
enter pharmacy practice.
The class of 2004 made history by being
the school's first complete class to graduate with a doctorate in
pharmacy (known as the PharmD), without receiving the baccalaureate
degree in pharmacy. Introduced at UC in the late 1990s, the new,
integrated curriculum educates entry-level pharmacy students all the
way to the doctoral degree, eliminating bachelor's or master's degrees.
UC pharmacy students also distinguished
themselves with their outstanding academic credentials and school and
extracurricular activities. Six of the 13 UC students nominated to
appear in the 2004 Who's Who of American University Students were from
the College of Pharmacy.