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UCSF School of Pharmacy
UCSFSchool of PharmacyAbout the PharmD Program

About the PharmD Program

The UCSF School of Pharmacy offers the top-ranked Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the United States. The PharmD degree program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy is a full-time, 4-year course of study that provides an educational foundation for a career in pharmacy.

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Our faculty members are known worldwide as leaders in pharmacy professional education and research. We educate our PharmD students to be leaders and innovators in pharmacy practice, policy, and science. We teach them to be lifelong experts in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be effective members of health care teams alongside physicians, nurses, and others. Because of the severe pharmacist shortage and the quality of our program, the expertise of our graduates is highly prized.

  • Out of a pool of more than 1,500 applicants, we admit 122 students each year.
  • The individual attention we give our students results in exceptional retention and graduation rates.
  • All students are eligible for pharmacist licensure upon graduation, and more than 99% pass the licensure examinations.
  • About 60% to 70% of our graduates pursue, and are highly competitive for, postgraduate training or education in the form of residencies, fellowships, or advanced degrees.

We recruit and support faculty members, staff, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Details: Nurturing Diversity at UCSF.

logo University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site

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