Campbell Doctor of Pharmacy students continue to outrank state and national averages

Campbell University’s Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2020 posted a 93.48 percent first-time passage rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX).

The Class of 2020 first-time pass rate of 93.48 percent is above state (92.55) and national (91.70) averages this year. The Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) results included a first time passage rate of 97.30 percent, which was above both state and national averages. 

“Despite the challenges that COVID created, our students demonstrated that they are extremely prepared and ready to enter the pharmacy profession,” said Pharmacy Practice Department Chair, D. Byron May (PharmD). “The Class of 2020 continues the Campbell tradition and outperformed the state and national averages for the NAPLEX and MPJE examinations. Our faculty and staff are extremely proud of the students and look forward to hearing of their continued success as pharmacy practitioners.” 

The NAPLEX measures students’ competency to successfully practice pharmacy. The MPJE more closely examines a students’ knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to pharmacy.

“These scores represent our students’ hard work and determination as well as the faculty’s dedication to developing successful professionals. I know that we will continue to rise to the challenge and produce excellent practitioners who will make a difference in the communities they serve,” said CPHS dean, Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD).