The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto has been awarded accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) for a six-year term ending June 30, 2026.
“Achieving six years’ accreditation is one of the strongest results that can be attained by a PharmD program and I’m incredibly proud of this outcome.”
“The accreditation process was an opportunity to put our best foot forward as a Faculty and to highlight our progress and accomplishments. The results show we did just that,” said Dean Lisa Dolovich, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. “Achieving six years’ accreditation is one of the strongest results that can be attained by a PharmD program and I’m incredibly proud of this outcome.”
The CCAPP was established to assess the quality of pharmacy professional degree programs in Canadian universities and to promote continued improvement in such programs.
Each university seeking accreditation status for its Faculty of Pharmacy is required to demonstrate that it meets the standards established by the Council.
“This really was a collaborative effort with input from faculty and staff across units and also from students,” said Sandra Bjelajac Mejia, Interim Director of Professional Programs at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy who helped lead the process on behalf of the Faculty. “Accreditation is an important opportunity for peer review of our PharmD program. We welcomed the reviewers thorough analysis of our program and the report re-affirms both our strengths and opportunities for continuous improvement."
The CCAPP review committee identified a number of areas of strength in the PharmD program including the integration of interprofessional education into the curriculum and the engaged, committed and articulate students.
“Our students are dedicated to becoming leaders in the profession and it was wonderful to see their energy and potential recognized as a key strength of our Faculty”
“Our students are dedicated to becoming leaders in the profession and it was wonderful to see their energy and potential recognized as a key strength of our Faculty,” said Jamie Kellar Acting Director of the PharmD program, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. “Supporting the next generation of pharmacists to make the impact they seek and grow the profession to meet new challenges is a key priority for our program and it’s great to see that we continue to be on the right track.”
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