Mid-Career Post Baccalaureate PharmD Program at Western University of Health Sciences Renamed International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD Program

Pomona, Calif. - 12/15/2006 -- The Mid-Career Post Baccalaureate PharmD (MCPP) Program offered in the College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences has been renamed the International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD (IPBP) program to more accurately reflect the educational needs it addresses.

The program provides a unique educational offering for qualified U.S. or foreign-trained college graduates with bachelor's degrees or equivalents in pharmacy that allows them to bypass the first year and enter directly into the second year of the traditional or professional program. Students in the program have the opportunity to complete their studies within three years instead of the traditional four.

"We are providing a unique opportunity for qualified pharmacy graduates to leverage their international or domestic pharmacy credentials to obtain a doctor of pharmacy degree in the U.S.," said Daniel Robinson, PharmD, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "Our program graduates are entering the profession with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in all practice settings."

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree awarded to IPBP students is equal to the degree given to traditional students. For more information, please visit the IPBP website at http://www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/pharmacy/ipbp_about.xml.


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