As part of ACPE’s review of a professional degree program in pharmacy for the purposes of initial or continued accreditation, an in-depth self-study by the college or school of pharmacy is required. The self-study has two general aims: (1) to verify that the professional degree program (hereinafter referred to as the “program”) meets prescribed standards and (2) to promote programmatic self-evaluation and continuous quality improvement. Through the self-study, the college or school should identify programmatic strengths, weaknesses and areas in which improvement is needed or desired. The final outcome of the self-study is the self-study report, which includes documentation, data and descriptive text that collectively provides evidence of compliance with standards and support the college or school’s self-evaluation of the degree to which the program meets, exceeds, or fails to meet (as appropriate) the requirements of each standard. The self-study report also describes strategies undertaken or planned to ensure that compliance and programmatic strengths are maintained and areas in which improvement is needed or desired are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is currently working on its new self study for the 2015-2016 onsite evaluation.