Introduction

Introduction

The National Society of Assessment and Accreditation of Pharmacy Education (ECZAKDER) was established by the pioneer of the National Pharmacy Education Accreditation Board (ECZAK) and its charter was approved by the Governorship of Ankara on 9th May 2014 (doc. no: 132/40). The First Ordinary General Assembly Meeting was held on 17th June 2014 with the participation of society members; principal members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Auditors were elected at this meeting. The first members of the Board of Directors were Prof. Dr. Sevim Rollas (President), Prof. Dr. Levent Üstünes (Vice President), Prof. Dr. Belma Gümüşel (Secretary-General and Treasurer), Prof. Dr. Seçkin Özden (member) and Prof. Dr. Nurettin Abacıoğlu (member). The first members of the Board of Auditors were Prof. Dr. Serpil Nebioğlu, Prof. Dr. Sedef Kır and Prof. Dr. Sema Burgaz.

The Charter of ECZAKDER was updated at the General Assembly Meeting held on 22nd May 2017 and was approved by the Governorship of Ankara on 4th July 2017. Thereby, the number of members of the ECZAKDER Board of Directors increased to seven.

ECZAKDER was evaluated by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and registered for two years at the Council’s General Assembly meeting held on 25th December 2014. It was granted the Registration Certificate for Quality Assessment by the Higher Education Quality Council (YÖKAK) on 26th December 2018.

ECZAKDER Economic Enterprise was established on 28th May 2018.

Basic duties of ECZAKDER are;

  • Working on assessment and accreditation of, and provision of information about pharmacy education programs,
  • Contributing to the improvement of quality of pharmacy education in Turkey in order to makes it compete within the international arena,
  • To help educate students to become high quality pharmacists who apply the advanced knowledge and practice acquired in the field of pharmacy and health, adhere to ethical values, ​​and adopt lifelong learning as a principle with the ultimate aim to improve community health.