The Mid-Career Post Baccalaureate PharmD (MCPP) Program offered in the

College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences has been

renamed the International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD (IPBP) program to

more accurately reflect the educational needs it addresses.

The program provides a unique educational offering for qualified U.S. or

foreign-trained college graduates with bachelor’s degrees or equivalents

in pharmacy that allows them to bypass the first year and enter directly

into the second year of the traditional or professional program.

Students in the program have the opportunity to complete their studies

within three years instead of the traditional four.

“”We are providing a unique opportunity for qualified pharmacy graduates

to leverage their international or domestic pharmacy credentials to

obtain a doctor of pharmacy degree in the U.S.,”” said Daniel Robinson,

PharmD, dean of the College of Pharmacy. “”Our program graduates are

entering the profession with the knowledge, skills and confidence to

succeed in all practice settings.””

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree awarded to IPBP students is equal

to the degree given to traditional students. For more information, please

visit the IPBP website at

http://www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/pharmacy/ipbp_about.xml.