Western University of Health Sciences (http://www.westernu.edu)
Located in Pomona, California, the Western University of Health Sciences (formerly the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific) is one of 17 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. Western University graduated its Charter class in 1982, and is currently the major provider of family practice physicians in California. Western University's programs include:
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Physician Assistant Certificate (PA)
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Master of Science in Health Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
California State Polytechnic College, Pomona (http://www.csupomona.edu)
Nestled among 1,400 acres of rolling hills, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is the second largest campus in the 23 California State University system. It is home to more than 17,000 students in six colleges (Agriculture; Letters, Arts & Social Science; Business Administration; Engineering; Environmental Design; Science), the School of Education & Integrative Studies, the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management and the College of the Extended University.
Cal Poly Pomona stresses a "learn-by-doing" philosophy, and offers comprehensive educational programs in 61 undergraduate majors. By linking theory and practice in all areas of study, the university encourages students to use "hands-on" skills to solve complex problems.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (http://www.aacp.org)
Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is the national organization representing the interests of pharmaceutical education and educators. Comprising all 81 U.S. pharmacy colleges and schools including more than 4,000 faculty, 36,000 students enrolled in professional programs, and 3,600 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmaceutical education.
The Center for the Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education (CAPE) is a major AACP strategy to assist pharmacy schools and faculty in preparing current and future pharmacy practitioners to provide pharmaceutical care. CAPE uses representatives from pharmacy schools, boards of pharmacy, and practitioner organizations in an advisory capacity. The goals of CAPE include competency building and assessment in pharmacy practice and education.
Key Partner Organizations
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC)
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)