Dr. Michael J. Rouse

Dr. Michael J. Rouse
Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs and
Director, International Services
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Chicago, Illinois, United State of America


Born in Zimbabwe, Mike Rouse worked in hospital and community pharmacy and was chief executive of Zimbabwe’s largest group of pharmacies before moving to the USA in 2001. Heworks at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education where he is Assistant Executive Director, Professional Affairs, and Director, International Services. He coordinated the revision of ACPE’s 2007 PharmD Standards. Mike has published on education and training of pharmacy technicians, continuing professional development (CPD), contemporary pharmacy practice, advancing pharmacy education globally, quality assurance of pharmacy education, and credentialing in pharmacy. He is a global leader in advancing the CPD model for pharmacist’s lifelong learning.His publications and work on this subject are widely cited and formed the basis for policy development by several US pharmacy associations. Mike co-authored a major work describing the scope of practice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the USA.

Mike established the International Forum for Quality Assurance of Pharmacy Educationand led the development of FIP’s Global Framework for Quality Assurance of Pharmacy Education, adopted in 2008 and updated in 2014. He is Project Lead for Quality Assuranceand a member of the Education Development Team in FIP’s Education Initiative (FIPEd). He also served as Co-Lead for Continuing Education/Continuing Professional Development.

Mike is a past-president of the Pharmaceutical Society and the National Pharmaceutical Council of Zimbabwe. For 30 years he has been active in FIP, serving on the Bureau (Board of Directors), Board of Pharmaceutical Practice, Board of Directors of the FIP Foundation for Education and Research, and Executive Committees of the Community and Academic Sections. He has contributed to several FIP working groups and policy development, and materials resulting from his work are used to advance pharmacy practice and education in a number of countries. He has travelled to over 70 countries, has been a speaker at numerous state, national, regional,and international congresses, and served as a consultant on issues related to quality of pharmacy education, including for the World Health Organization (WHO).