Campbell pharmacy graduates outshine national and state averages on board exams

Buies Creek, N.C.—Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) exceeded the national and state averages on both the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). A total of 94 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates took the exams between May 1 and August 31.

CPHS achieved an average NAPLEX score of 96.81 percent, compared to the national average of 92.39 percent and state average of 94.21 percent.  On the MPJE, CPHS attained a 98.23 percent, also higher than the national average of 95.5 percent and state average of 97.45 percent. The results were posted by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

“This is a tremendous achievement for our recent graduates as well as a testament to the commitment of our faculty and staff to provide an exemplary educational program,” said Ronald Maddox, Pharm.D., vice president of Health Programs and dean of CPHS. “We have maintained a passage rate of 98 percent on the NAPLEX exam since the inception of the school.”

CPHS was established in 1985 as the first new school of pharmacy to open in the United States in 35 years. In addition to offering the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  In 2009, the name was formally changed from the School of Pharmacy to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to provide additional health science programs, including the newly established Physician Assistant program, slated to enroll its first class in fall 2011.