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March 1, 2017

Precandidate status awarded to School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) has been granted Precandidate status for its Doctor of Pharmacy program from its accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The decision was made, in part, based on a site visit made by an evaluation team in October 2016.

The visit included a packed schedule of meetings with stakeholders, as well as a tour of the Health Sciences and Technology Innovation Park in Johnson City, where the SOPPS will be located. Construction is moving forward, with the building expected to be ready for occupation in fall 2018.

According to the ACPE, “This accreditation action was taken in recognition of the programmatic development at the school and with confidence that existing school and programmatic needs will continue to be addressed in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the ACPE Board of Directors.”

“I’m delighted to receive this affirmation of our program through the granting of Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education,” said SOPPS Founding Dean Gloria Meredith. “This is a momentous achievement and a source of great pride, and would not have been possible without the strong teamwork of our faculty and staff, and the steadfast support of Binghamton University.”

“This announcement is a validation of all of the hard work that has gone into establishing our School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – and that we made the right decision to build on our strengths in the health sciences and healthcare,” said President Harvey Stenger. “I’m very much looking forward to welcoming our inaugural class of students in the fall.”

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