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: (i) to verify that the professional degree program (hereinafter referred to as the “program”) meets prescribed standards and (ii) 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 provide 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 Rangel College of Pharmacy is currently working on its new self study for the 2015-2016 onsite evaluation.