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Bar graph showing NEOMED College of Pharmacy outperforming peers

College of Pharmacy Class of 2018 Leads the Way in Employment and Test Results

A recently conducted job placement survey showed that 98.6% of the Class of 2018 graduates from Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy are employed as pharmacists. With the growing role of pharmacists and an emphasis on patient-centered, team-based care ― not to mention a median salary of $124K ― the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at NEOMED is in demand. 

A banner year

2018 was a great year overall for Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy.

Final test results* from the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX®) showed that NEOMED College of Pharmacy students were the most knowledgeable in Ohio. And graduates of the College of Pharmacy Class of 2018 ranked sixth in the entire country, according to NAPLEX. These results are used by boards of pharmacy to assess a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.

A pattern of success

In the area of pharmacy law, last year’s graduates ranked 13th in the nation*, according to Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE®) test results. Boards of pharmacy use these results to assess candidates’ knowledge of pharmacy law. NEOMED’s College of Pharmacy Class of 2018 had a MPJE® first-time pass rate of 95.4%, more than 10 percentage points above the national rate of 83.76%.