Pharmacy Students Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on New York State Licensing Exam

July 28, 2016

Recent graduates of the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy earned a 100 percent pass rate on the June 2016 New York State Part III licensure exam. Fisher’s pass rate exceeded the state average of 87 percent.

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"This is an outstanding accomplishment, as we were the only school in the state to achieve a 100 percent pass rate," said Dr. Christine Birnie, interim dean of the School. "The hard work of our students is evident in their performance; as is the dedication of the faculty members who prepared our graduates for the exam by teaching review courses and administering mock exams."

In order to obtain licensure in New York State, pharmacy school graduates take the equivalent of three exams upon graduation. The NAPLEX is the national therapeutics licensing exam, the Federal/State Law is considered Part II, and the New York State Part III exam is the final piece. Offered twice a year by the New York State Board of Pharmacy, the test includes a one-day clinically focused, paper-based exam, followed by a second day hands-on, three-hour compounding exam.