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Pharmacy Graduates Surpass National Average on NAPLEX, MJPE Exams

March 10, 2019

Pass rates for the 2018 North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MJPE) were recently released from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and revealed that 2018 graduates of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy well exceeded the national average on both exams.

In fact, their collective MJPE pass rate was the highest in the state, and second in the state for the NAPLEX exam.

Fisher pharmacists scored a 93.59 percent on the NAPLEX, and 93.48 percent on the MJPE; comparing to the national averages of 89.46 percent and 83.76 percent respectively. The NAPLEX measures clinical knowledge of the practice of pharmacy, while the MJPE tests the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge and a candidate’s comprehension of pharmacy law.

“We are very proud of our graduate, maintaining the tradition of excellence within our program,” said Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the School. “These outcomes are a result of the hard work of our students and the ongoing commitment of our faculty. I want to especially congratulate Dr. Karl Williams, who teaches the pharmacy law courses in our curriculum. The pass rates from the MJPE (pharmacy law exam) were the highest of any school of pharmacy in the state.

Having formal degrees in both pharmacy and law, Williams, professor of pharmacy practice and administration teaches the Ethics in Pharmacy Practice, State Pharmacy Law, and Federal Pharmacy Law courses in the School's curriculum, which contain the primary content for the multistate pharmacy law exam.

Dr. Williams added, “The performance of our graduates on the MPJE should come as no surprise to our faculty or their employers. The commitment to excellence that we observe in the classroom and the clinic translates in so many ways; this is an objective measure. Well done, Class of 2018.”