UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

UT Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy Granted Highest Level of Accreditation

July 24, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced that the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy has recently been granted the highest level of accreditation status by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education.

The Fisch College of Pharmacy began in 2013 with the appointment of Dr. Lane Brunner as the founding dean. Since then, the program progressed through the three status levels of ACPE accreditation in the minimum amount of time afforded to achieve this.

"The East Texas healthcare and retail pharmacy communities have a need for pharmacists, and the Fisch College of Pharmacy was created to produce pharmacists who study here and remain here post-graduation," said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Reaching this level of accreditation and doing so as quickly as we did is a testament to the caliber of our program."

ACPE accreditation is public recognition that a professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree is judged to meet established qualifications and education standards through initial and subsequent evaluations.

"We are thrilled to achieve this incredible accreditation milestone," said Brunner. "We have a remarkable faculty and staff who have worked diligently over the years to establish a great Doctor of Pharmacy program. We are also thankful to our over 700 pharmacist preceptors in the community who have volunteered their time and expertise to help educate and train our student pharmacists."

UT Tyler graduated its first class of pharmacists in May 2019.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.