Virginia university loses pharmacy accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education revoked Hampton University School of Pharmacy's accreditation, the Daily Press reported. 

The council cited compliance issues with "educational outcomes" and "progression," as the reason it withdrew the Virginia university's accreditation. 

The dean of the pharmacy school said in a letter to students that the school will implement a "teach-out" plan that the accreditation council approved so students through the class of 2023 can still graduate with the necessary credentials. 

Dean Anand Iyer, PhD, said the school plans to appeal the council's decision. 

The council cited "issues of compliance with the following standard: Standard No. 17: Progression," Dr. Iyer said in the letter. 

He also said the council found Hampton's program to be "partially compliant for Standard 24: Assessment elements for Section I: Educational Outcomes."

The letter did not detail the compliance issues. 

Becker's Hospital Review has reached out to Hampton University for comment and will update this story accordingly. 

The school has had issues with its students' passing rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, according to the Daily Press

About 89 percent of all graduates from accredited university programs pass the test on their first try, but only about 73 percent of 2018 graduates from Hampton passed in 2018, according to data cited by the Daily Press

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