Jefferson School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program Receives Accreditation
“Congratulations go to the school’s faculty and dean for this achievement,” says Michael J. Vergare, MD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University. “With accreditation achieved, JSP joins the University’s five other schools in the Jefferson tradition of offering the highest level of training in the health sciences. The review process highlighted JSP’s focus on collaboration across professions to build education and research partnerships with the other schools on campus.”
Founding Dean Rebecca S. Finley says, “I am extremely grateful to the faculty and students who have worked tirelessly to build a strong program and ultimately achieve this goal. We are all looking forward to building on our current success.”
JSP opened its doors in 2008 and the first class of students graduated in May. The inaugural graduating class selected positions in a variety of pharmacy practice settings and almost 50% are pursuing post-graduate training. Of the graduates who applied for post-doctorate residencies through the national match program, 74 percent matched, compared with a national success rate of about 60 percent.
This summer, JSP administration and faculty will begin a strategic planning process, mapping out the school’s next five years.