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Larissa Doucette

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has released the Draft Revised Standards for the Professional Program Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Draft Standards 2016) and the Guidance Document to Standards 2016 for public review and comment. The Draft Standards 2016 aim to ensure pharmacy education program graduates are “prepared to directly provide patient care in collaboration with other healthcare providers,” according to an ACPE press release. Draft Standards 2016 were developed over the past three years with input from a broad range of stakeholders, including over 1,000 individuals that participated in the standards revision process through surveys, ACPE’s 2012 Invitational Conference, and by sharing best practices. ACPE encourages further feedback on Draft Standards 2016 from stakeholders. NABP plans to submit comments on the draft standards on behalf of its member boards of pharmacy.