Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to work with francophone counterpart on pharmacy education standards

ACPE to collaborate with CIDPHARMEF

CHICAGO — The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has established a memorandum of understanding with an organization of French-speaking pharmacy school deans and educators to cooperate and collaborate to advance the quality of pharmacy education around the world.

The ACPE announced the memorandum with the Conférence internationale des doyens de pharmacie d’expression française, or CIDPHARMEF, saying the two groups would engage in ongoing communication and information exchange regarding educational quality, policies and procedures and operational tools and resources. Leaders of both would observe site visits and study each other's quality assurance systems and processes.

"Cooperation with other organizations working to improve pharmacy education is a priority in our actions and, in particular, with ACPE, with whom we intend to work together to improve and expand our actions in the field of pharmacy to offer our future pharmacists quality training tailored to the pharmacy field," CIDPHARMEF president Dolla Karam Sarkis said. "ACPE has developed quality standards that have been inspiring and very useful for CIDPHARMEF when developing its own quality guidelines."


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