Mitra Assemi Bennett, PharmD
What I do
I am the Associate Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement. In this role, I focus on quality assurance and quality improvement for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. I am also an Experiential Program Director for the School's Fresno program, one of six sites in California where fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy students complete the experiential or advanced "hands-on" portion of their studies. In this role, I am responsible for developing and delivering the courses and experiences students complete during their time in Fresno.
My research expertise
Dr. Mitra Assemi is a Professor and Program Director (Fresno Pharmacy Education Program) in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Associate Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Assemi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UCSF in 1997. She then completed a one-year residency in general pharmacy practice at UCSF. As Associate Dean, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the School’s assessment plans related to its PharmD program. Recent related accomplishments include conducting assessment of outcomes related to the PharmD program’s innovative pathways curriculum, including required senior research projects, and leading re-accreditation for the PharmD program in 2013. Dr. Assemi also serves as Director for the Fresno Pharmacy Education Program, one of the School’s 6 sites in California for advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). As such, she is responsible for developing and maintaining APPE sites and experiences; mentoring and advising students; and recruiting and developing volunteer faculty. Her current research interests include programmatic assessment and curriculum development and assessment (including experiential education program-related development and assessment). Her experiences with curriculum development and assessment include developing and assessing train-the-trainer programs focused on curriculum development for cultural and linguistic competence training within health professions education. Additional interest areas include care for the underserved and diversifying the health professions workforce.