Check out the Assessment Blog’s newest page addition – ‘Accreditation’. This page will serve as a framework for updates of each program’s accreditation status. Below is what’s been posted there today. Check this page frequently, as it will be updated as ‘all things accreditation’ progress for our programs.
Since we have been regularly providing progress updates on the PharmD program’s accreditation self-study, we wanted to update the College community on the status of our other programs as well. Aside from Pharmacy, the College houses four other accredited programs: Masters in Public Health, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
- The College’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The program was last accredited in April, 2012, for a period of 5 years. The CLS program must next submit a self-study in April 2016 with a site visit in the fall of the same year.
- The Radiologic Sciences program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Initial accreditation was received on 01/01/1968. The last site visit occurred in October, 2012. The continuing accreditation status of the program was last considered at the September 24th, 2013 meeting of the JRCERT. The program was evaluated and awarded accreditation for a period of eight years – the maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT in this category. An interim report is required next, with a projected date for submission of the Fourth Quarter of 2016. Based on the interim report, the JRCERT will determine if the accreditation award of 8 years will be maintained or reduced and the continuing accreditation process expedited. If the accreditation award is maintained, the next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the Fourth Quarter of 2020.
- ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants) accredits Physician Assistant programs. The SJU PA program was first accredited in 1995, with the most recent accreditation visit occurring in 2013. At that time, the program received the maximum accreditation years (7 yrs). The next review will be in 2020.
- The College’s Masters in Public Health (MPH) program will be initiating the CEPH accreditation process in 2016.
The Assessment team continuously monitors and tracks accreditation activities in the College, and looks forward to bringing updates to the College community in the coming months.