The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health’s (FAMU CoPPS, IPH) Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) has been reaccredited by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), through January 31, 2025. The CPE program is led by Selika Stackhouse Sampson, PharmD., interim director of Continuing Pharmacy Education.
The goal of the CPE program is to provide general and consultant continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through a series of live programs to serve as a center of life-long learning. The CPE program aids the college with strengthening alumni affairs, provides networking opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student learners.
ACPE’s Continuing Education Provider Accreditation Program is designed to assure pharmacists, boards of pharmacy, and other members of the pharmacy’s community of interests, of the quality of continuing pharmacy education programs. CPE providers must show compliance with the Standards and Policies outlined by ACPE. FAMU CoPPS CPE office had to demonstrate adherence to the Standards and Policies.
To achieve reaccreditation, the FAMU CoPPS CPE office formed a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and learners from all divisions of the CoPPS, IPH. The committee members completed a self-assessment, which included CPE program data and samples of the college’s CPE programs. An interim report of their findings was submitted to ACPE.
“Dr. Selika Sampson and the CPE team are to be commended for their awesome work, dedication, and commitment in submitting a well-organized interim report and for moving our CPE program to the next level. Job well done!” said Jocelyn D. Spates, PharmD., CoPPS associate dean of Clinical Affairs.
“We are pleased to have earned reaccreditation by ACPE and to share in our success with the College,” said Dr. Sampson. “Reaccreditation confirms and validates the work we do to ensure top-quality CPE programs for pharmacists and technicians.”