In a groundbreaking development for the province of Nueva Ecija, the Department of Pharmacy of WU-P College of Allied Medical Sciences at Wesleyan University-Philippines has become the first and only member of the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP) in the region. The certificate of membership was officially awarded during a ceremonious event held at Seda Vertis North, Quezon City, Metro Manila on June 7, 2024.

The prestigious event, themed “Synergy, Transformation, Sustainability: ONE PACOP in Pharmacy Education,” marked a significant milestone not only for Wesleyan University-Philippines but also for the entire Nueva Ecija community. The theme underscored the importance of collaborative efforts, progressive change, and sustainable practices in the field of pharmacy education.

Dean Kay Jonatas and esteemed program head Ma’am Melvin Reyes proudly represented the Department of Pharmacy at WU-P, receiving the certificate on behalf of the institution. Their presence underscored the university’s commitment to excellence and innovation in pharmacy education.

The inclusion of WU-P’s Department of Pharmacy in PACOP opens new avenues for academic collaboration, research opportunities, and enhanced educational resources. It positions the university at the forefront of pharmacy education in Nueva Ecija, promising to elevate the standards and practices within the local healthcare sector.

Ma’am Melvin Reyes said, “This achievement is not just for our department but for the entire university and the community we serve. We look forward to the positive impact this will have on our students, faculty, and the overall quality of healthcare education in our region.”

The event at Seda Vertis North was a resounding success, bringing together leaders and educators in the field of pharmacy from across the Philippines. It was a celebration of shared goals and a unified vision for the future of pharmacy education in the country.

As Wesleyan University-Philippines celebrates this historic achievement, it continues to strive for excellence, aiming to produce highly competent pharmacy professionals who are well-equipped to meet the healthcare challenges of tomorrow.