We educate students who embrace ethical and professional values to serve patients as a member of interprofessional health care team. We prepare students to engage in evidence-based practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Faculty conduct research and engage in scholarly activities while fostering this culture amongst students. The School serves the community through health outreach and public service.
To be recognized as an institution which offers contemporary pharmacy education which meets the health care needs of a culturally, ethnically, socially, and geographically diverse patient population.
Goals and Objectives
- Students demonstrate a strong work ethic and professionalism
- Students be motivated to perform research and conduct scholarly activities in partnership with faculty
- Students effectively communicate pharmacy practice knowledge and practice clinical skills
- Students demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity
- Students engage in community service
- Faculty integrate innovative strategies in classroom teaching to promote active learning through problem-solving and critical thinking
- Faculty conduct basic and/or applied research to achieve professional recognition among peers
- Graduates achieve the programmatic learning outcomes and meet the highest national standards for pharmacist licensure
Please Note: The West Coast University Pharmacy Program was approved by WASC in January 2013. Pending ACPE approval. In order to open in 2014, West Coast University School of Pharmacy must receive precandidate accreditation status approval from ACPE, and receive approval to award financial aid for the doctoral degree program from the U.S. Department of Education. See the Accreditation Page and FAQs for complete information
West Coast University's Doctor of Pharmacy program has been authorized by the ACPE Board of Directors for an on-site evaluation to be scheduled in 2014 for consideration of Precandidate accreditation status. Authorization of an on-site evaluation for consideration of Precandidate accreditation status does not carry with it nor imply an accreditation status. The on-site evaluation is authorized solely for purposes of gathering additional information in furtherance of an accreditation decision. The Board will consider Precandidate accreditation status at the regularly scheduled meeting, which occur in January and June of each year, following the on-site evaluation. For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60503, 312-644-3575; FAX 312-664-4652; website www.acpe-accredit.org.
Granting of Precandidate accreditation status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or fully accredited status. Precandidate accreditation status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate accreditation status. Since Precandidate accreditation status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate accreditation status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure.