Information for Employers
This page provides information of interest to employers in the field of pharmacy.
Enables employers and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students to discuss career opportunities in person
Enables employers to present information on internship opportunities to student pharmacists
Enables employers to interview graduating PharmD students for professional positions
Enables employers to distribute job postings to PharmD student pharmacists
The UCSF School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is the national agency that accredits professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.
About the Students
The UCSF School of Pharmacy is the top-rated pharmacy school in the United States. About 480 students are enrolled in the PharmD program and about 120 students graduate each June. The 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum provides graduates with a foundation in the basic sciences and a strong clinical orientation. While in school, students work in community and institutional settings to gain the 1,500 internship hours required for licensure as a pharmacist in California. Continuing students seek intern positions in the San Francisco Bay Area during the academic year (September to June) and throughout California for the summer months (June to September). Each year, about half of the graduates choose to complete residencies immediately after graduation. The other half seek immediate placement in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other settings.