ASHP Grants Accreditation to KSU
KSU's College of Pharmacy and KSUMC received an 8-year accreditation for their Clinical Pharmacy Residency Program from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which is the only organization granting accreditation to such programs in the USA.
Dr. Yousef Assiri, Vice Dean for Planning and Development at KSU, said that KSU has managed to meet all the requirements and receive the accreditation of the Clinical Pharmacy Residency Program through a clear action plan.
He added that King Saud University recognizes the importance of academic accreditation and its role in documenting the services provided, which reflects positively on its outputs, so that it has become a component of education and a sign of its quality, thus contributing into achieving the development progress in society and achieving the vision of the Kingdom 2030.
For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Awes Al Shamsan, praised the outstanding performance of the faculty members and the pharmacy services staff in the Medical City, pointing out that this accreditation is the engine of excellence in the pharmacy clinical training.
He stressed that it is the connection between pharmacological education and professional practice by providing the pharmacist with knowledge to provide appropriate treatment and contribute in applying the comprehensive pharmaceutical care concept to patients.
Dr. Khalid Albreikan, the supervisor of Pharmacy Services at KSUMC, explained that the training program in the Clinical Pharmacy at KSUMC witnessed tremendous developments during the last period, as it became the largest program to accommodate trainees in the Kingdom. He stressed that KSUMC is keen to prepare health practitioners with high efficiency through training programs that ensure to provide the highest levels of knowledge in this area.