2016 graduates of the FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences had a difficult time passing the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, commonly referred to as NAPLEX, on their first-try. Passing the NAPLEX is required to practice pharmacy.
First-try pass rates on the exam for the 2016 graduating class fell dramatically to 59.3 percent, dead last among the nation's 129 pharmacy schools. That first-try pass rate is believed to be the College’s lowest performance in its 66-year history.
Since Michael Thompson was named dean in the spring of 2012, the Colleges’ first-try pass rate on the NAPLEX has been among the bottom ten percent of all U.S. pharmacy colleges.