PTCE Receives Full ACPE Reaccreditation With Commendation

PTCE Receives Full ACPE Reaccreditation With Commendation

Status reaffirms PTCE as the leader in continuing pharmacy education

(CRANBURY, N.J. – July 21, 2020) – PTCE is proud to announce it has been awarded full reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for the next six years, with special commendation for its Teaching and Learning Methods.

ACPE’s Continuing Education Provider Accreditation Program is designed to ensure pharmacists and pharmacy technicians receive high-quality and fair-balanced continuing pharmacy education (CPE).

The ACPE’s Continuing Pharmacy Education Commission and its Board of Directors reviewed PTCE’s Continuing Pharmacy Education Provider Re-Accreditation Self-Assessment Report and granted full accreditation for its overall CPE programming. The reviewers highlighted the strong practices demonstrated in PTCE examples for Standard 7: Teaching and Learning Methods by giving commendation in this area. The ACPE declared that PTCE has shown it is a leader by piloting Patient Counseling videos that allow participant interaction. PTCE rises above passive learner participation in its CPE activities as these interactive video experiences offer additional opportunities for learners to demonstrate increases in competency and reinforce key educational points for optimizing patient care.  

“This outstanding recognition and commendation from the ACPE are a result of our overall commitment to and focus on providing innovative continuing education for pharmacists,” said Jim Palatine, R.Ph., MBA, president of PTCE. “Meeting the strict standards of ACPE and being recognized as a leader in our teaching and learning methods demonstrates to our funders and participants that we are a highly trusted partner in pharmacy education. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar by innovating and sharing our practices and experiences with other providers in the pharmacy industry.”

“The ACPE is focused on offering interactive learning with home-study activities, which has shown to be a challenge for CE providers,” said Dimitra V. Travlos, Pharm.D., assistant executive director and director of Continuing Pharmacy Education Provider Accreditation, ACPE. “We are pleased to reaccredit PTCE’s ACPE’s accreditation and look forward to their continued advancement of the practice of pharmacy through interactive education initiatives.”

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About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is a leader in continuing education for retail, health system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCE’s print, online and live CPE activities are designed to improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists to better prepare them to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment and management team. PTCE is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America, dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.

About The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. In collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ACPE accredits pharmacy technician education and training programs. ACPE also offers evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally. The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy. ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the American Council on Education (ACE).

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