First in Class: Fisher Pharmacy Grads Rank No. 1 in First-Time NAPLEX Pass Rates in New York State

February 6, 2023

Graduates of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy achieved the highest pass rates in New York State on the 2022 North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). Students performed well above the state (74 percent) and national (80 percent) averages for first-time pass rates. Fisher graduates achieved a pass rate of 88 percent.

A graduation cap reads, Off to be a Pharm.D.

“We are proud of our graduates, who consistently outperform their peers across the state and continue to produce impressive outcomes,” said Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “These results are reflective of their hard work and of the commitment of our faculty and staff to prepare them for the profession.”

The NAPLEX measures clinical knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. Compiled results from the NAPLEX can be found on the NABP website.

With a dynamic curriculum, combined with hands-on, practical learning during experiential rotations in the community, Fisher students graduate ready to pursue careers in pharmacy rooted in intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. In addition, the School of Pharmacy prepares students for licensure through a comprehensive board review throughout the fourth year of the program, concluding with an intensive final review, just prior to graduation.