WSU student pharmacists score well on national exam

Nine WSU Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2015 students scored in the 90th percentile or higher on one or more sections of a national curriculum assessment exam administered early in 2014 by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

nine doctorate students at the luncheon

A score in the 90th percentile means the students scored the same or higher than 90 percent of other third year students in the normed reference sample.  So far this year 1,838 third year student pharmacists have taken the exam. One WSU student, Jacinda Pickett, scored in the 97th percentile for the total exam.

The national Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment exam is a tool used by pharmacy schools to evaluate their curricula and to provide individual student feedback regarding strengths and weaknesses, according to Brenda S. Bray, assessment director at the WSU College of Pharmacy. There are 220 multiple choice questions divided to assess four areas of the curriculum: basic biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, and social and administrative sciences.

The students were honored at a luncheon in April hosted by Dean Gary M. Pollack. Other faculty, staff and students attended. The students honored were:

Megan Foster
Jacinda Pickett
Ashley Tarver
Jennifer Czapinski
Britne Klupenger
Alexandra Palmer
Clell Hasenbank
Matthew Bostwick
Alex Jensen

[May 6, 2014] Lori J. Maricle