July 14, 2017
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has recently received ACPE Continuing Education Provider accreditation. This will allow CPD to offer continuing pharmacy education credit to any pharmacist in the country. Once courses are completed, the continuing education credit will be automatically loaded onto the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) monitor.
In order to gain accreditation status, CPD was required to complete an extensive self-study and application based on the ACPE Accreditation Standards of Practice for Continuing Pharmacy Education.
“We are excited for the opportunity to expand CPD’s reach across the country. We aim to create new education and training opportunities to advance the profession of pharmacy forward, while reinforcing the skills that are essential to current practice,” said Bella Mehta, director of Continuing Professional Development.
CPD will be launching approximately five online continuing education programs this fall. In addition, the group will launch a certificate program with online/live training programs on Pharmacy-Based Care of Underserved Populations with enrollment beginning September 30th. This program will help prepare pharmacists to be practice ready as the profession moves toward recognizing pharmacists as providers for care of the medically underserved. CPD is also working to develop community pharmacy leadership and administrative training courses through funding from Fisher Leadership Institute.
“We are proud that Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy will contribute to advancing knowledge for pharmacists across the country. We believe in lifelong learning and look forward to assisting pharmacists in developing and maintaining their skills, enhancing their professional practice, and supporting achievement of their career goals,” said Henry J. Mann, dean and professor of the College of Pharmacy.
To learn more about Continuing Professional Development, go here.