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