Introduction and Purpose
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recommends that schools of pharmacy obtain a criminal history check for students admitted to doctor of pharmacy programs. Criminal history checks are, in some circumstances, required by UNC System policy and are also standard for many health care facilities. The practice of performing a criminal history check helps protect the safety and well being of the University community and patients, and it allows schools to ensure that students are able to complete their studies. It is therefore the policy of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Program) to obtain a criminal history check for every applicant who is admitted to the program.