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School of Pharmacy news

School of Pharmacy alumni pass national licensure exam

In May of 2006, the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy graduated its first class of 34 with PharmD degrees.

Recently, the School received some good news. Between May and August of 2006, 20 of the first graduating class sat for their North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam—better known as NAPLEX.

“During this past summer, 19 of the 20 who took NAPLEX passed the exam on their first try,” reports Eric J. Mack, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Pharmacy.

“Between September and December, an additional 12 took the exam for their first time, as well as the individual who retook it,” Dr. Mack continues. “We’re happy to say that these 13 individuals all passed NAPLEX, bringing our School’s pass rate to 100 percent for the 32 alumni who have taken it.”

Each of the graduates are also required to take a state law exam where they practice.

“We’re very proud of our graduates,” says W. William Hughes, PhD, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “As a relatively new school on campus, we are always thankful for such results.”

By Larry Kidder, MA

TODAY news for Thursday, March 26, 2007