First-try passage rates on the national licensure examination are up for graduates of the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS).
Interim Dean Seth Y. Ablordeppey recently shared the good news in a message to the faculty and staff members of the college.
“It is my pleasure to report the receipt of the score of our First-Time Candidates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX),” Ablordeppey wrote. “Recall that our score last year was registered at 62.81% for the May 1-August 31, 2016 window. This time, we are registered at 83.3%—a very significant increase of 20.49%. The national average is 90.22 which means we are only below the national average by about 7% compared to almost 25% last year. The good news is that we are securely within the two standard deviation range, and therefore we should not receive any letter from [the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education] about our Board scores this time around.”
The dean thanked the COPPS professors and staffers for their efforts to help students improve on the test. But he also added that there is still more work to do.