Founded in 2006, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) continues to reach historical
milestones. Our inaugural class graduated in 2011 and shortly thereafter, the College was granted full
accreditation status by the Accreditation Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). In 2017, we
received full re-accreditation approval for the maximum time of eight years.
The DKICP has established the University of Hawai’i at Hilo as a hub of academic excellence. Many
consider us the crown jewel of the University of Hawai’i system. As a way to address the healthcare in
underserved communities, our namesake, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, placed the main portion of
the college in the idyllic enclave of Hilo, however, our faculty and students also practice, learn and serve
on the other major Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai. We are truly the only health professional
program with reach to the entire state.
The $31 million dollar, 45,000-square-foot building was completed in December, 2019. It features state-of-the-art learning technologies, distance audio-visual communications and high-fidelity simulations. The building's design was inspired by Hawaii's unique environment. The building will meet LEED Silver certification.
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