For any pharmacist, continuing education is an important aspect of career development. At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we offer a wide variety of continuing education courses to keep pharmacists on the cutting edge of the science.
Goal: To serve the professional development needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Mission: The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education seeks to design and implement high-quality programming that promotes meaningful interaction as a healthcare team, leading to meaningful improvement of pharmacy practice and patient care.
December 16: Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, Education, and Emerging Trends- Live, Online Program Program Description Register Online
December 18: Community Pharmacy Diabetes Education Programs- An Introduction- Live, Online Program Program Description Register Online 2015 Dates
January 10: Sterile Products Training
January 10: APhA Immunization CTP Program Description and Requirements Register Online
January 25: Preceptor CE Register Online Program Description
February 7: APhA Diabetes CTP Register Online Program Description
March 10: Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis/Asthma
March 14: Sterile Products Training
March 14: APhA MTM CTP
April 7: Healthcare Policy & Law Updates
May 3: Hypertension and Cholesterol Updates
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) have together developed new software which will track all attendance or completion of ACPE approved CE courses. The first step for the pharmacist or technician is to create a CE account and acquire a new ACPE ID number. To do this, follow these steps:
In obtaining your ID number, you also set up a CE account. You may go online at any time and see the CE programs and hours that you have completed.
In the future, any ACPE CE activity you complete/attend will require your CPE Monitor ID#. You will also have to give the month and day of your birth date, MM/DD, not the year. The people presenting the activity will record your number in the ACPE database, and your account will be updated showing your new CE hours. You will no longer receive paper CE hour statements.
At the conclusion of each year, ACPE/NABP will send to the state board of pharmacy a report of all CE hours acquired by all pharmacists and all technicians in the state. You will no longer have to keep up with CE hour statements; nor can you be short on CE hours and hope you won't be audited by the board of pharmacy.