College of Pharmacy scores 100 percent passage on national board exams

Buies Creek, N.C.-The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences posted a 100 percent passage rate on the 2009 North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam developed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. A total of 90 graduates took the exam between May 1 and August 31.

Campbell students performed approximately five percent above the national average of 95.03 percent and bested the only other two pharmacy schools in the state, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wingate University, which averaged a 95.57 percent rate.

“Our passage rate has been approximately 99 percent for two decades,” said Dr. Ronald Maddox, dean of Campbell’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “It is an incredible record and indicates the exceptional quality of the school’s admission process, faculty, students, staff, preceptors and the University administrative team.”

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was established in 1986 as the first new school of pharmacy to open in the United States in 35 years. The school’s primary mission is to train clinical pharmacists in a Christian environment to meet existing and future health care needs and to guide students to become well adjusted, exemplary citizens and community leaders. The school is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Additional courses are taught at the college’s Department of Clinical Research located on Campbell University’s RTP campus.