Community Pharmacy Centers of Excellence Program Overview
Application Link Available Winter 2024
The Academia Community Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative will recognize schools/colleges of pharmacy who are committed to advancing community pharmacy practice. Schools/colleges will be invited to submit an application to be recognized as a Center of Excellence at the AACP Annual Meeting. Schools/colleges will be designated as gold, silver or bronze recipients of the Center of Excellence Award. Schools/colleges will be designated as gold, silver or bronze recipients of the Center of Excellence Award based on based on four areas of commitment to community pharmacy advancement. These areas include teaching, service, scholarship and leadership support.
Recognition as a Community Pharmacy Center of Excellence opens the door to various benefits and opportunities. In addition to being recognized as achieving this distinction at the AACP Annual Meeting and on the ACT/AACP websites, Centers of Excellence designees will also be invited to participate in a semi-structured networking and collaboration opportunities with other Centers of Excellence designees on an annual basis at the AACP Annual Meeting. Additionally, schools/colleges with this distinction will be invited to participate in twice-yearly roundtable events with community pharmacy employers and other stakeholders, united to mobilize and amplify community pharmacy practice transformation efforts. The Centers of Excellence designees will serve as leaders across colleges/schools of pharmacy, helping to inform and inspire others.
ACPE-accredited schools and colleges of pharmacy.
Additional details coming soon.
Key Application Areas
- Didactic, Experiential, Post-graduate
- Leadership Support
- AACP staff will confirm that accredited schools completed the entire application, and the application will be moved through a peer review evaluation process.
- Reviewers will look for evidence that the school/college is committed to advancing community pharmacy practice through teaching, service, scholarship and leadership support. The strength of evidence provided will determine the school/college recognition level as gold, silver, or bronze.
This program would not have been possible without the dedicated workgroup members listed below.
William (Bill) Doucette (Lead), Stefanie Ferreri (Lead), Jenny Bacci, Kim Coley, Bianca Daisy-Bell, Cody Clifton, Chris Daly, Kenneth Hohmeier, Nicholas Leon, Sarah Oprinovich, Sarah Ray, Jessica Robinson, Kate Rotzenberg, Kayce Shealy