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School of Pharmacy

UCSF School of Pharmacy
UCSFSchool of PharmacyPharmD Degree ProgramOffice of Student & Curricular Affairs

Office of Student & Curricular Affairs

The Office of Student & Curricular Affairs is also known as OSACA. We administer all PharmD program affairs.

Contact us

For information about our PharmD degree program and answers to questions about admissions.







Medical Sciences Building as viewed from Parnassus Avenue
Office of Student & Curricular Affairs
513 Parnassus Avenue
UCSF Box 0150, Room S-960
San Francisco CA 94143 USA


Staff listing

Staff Members

Name and Title

E-mail Address


Frank Farm
Web Production & Technology Manager


Joel W. Gonzales
Admissions Director


Leslie Mach
Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator


Donald T. Kishi, PharmD
Associate Dean


Lucia Piriano
Curricular Affairs Assistant


Lisa Snyder
Student Affairs Assistant


Rick Trujillo
Admissions Coordinator


Cynthia B. Watchmaker, MEd, MBA
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Education Services


Go to: PharmD Degree Program


Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific time

Maps and directions

Our office is located at 513 Parnassus Avenue in the Medical Sciences Building on the 9th Floor in Room S-960.

Detailed maps and directions

What we do

  • Act as a resource for applicants, students, faculty and staff
  • Provide information on the PharmD program, curriculum and pathways
  • Administer PharmD admissions; coordinate recruitment and outreach programs
  • Answer questions about pre-requisites and minimum eligibility requirements
  • Administer the academic program, maintain academic records, approve study lists and add/drop requests; monitor student academic progress
  • Schedule PharmD courses and coordinate examination dates, produce quarterly schedules
  • Advise students on academic and personal matters
  • Coordinate quarterly course and teaching evaluations for all PharmD courses
  • Provide support services for students including tutoring services, advising and referrals to campus resources; coordinate orientation, graduation, white coat ceremony and awards programs
  • Provide career information, programs and advising for students seeking internships and professional positions
  • Provide advising and support to student organizations; encourage and mentor student leadership
  • Coordinate access to student computing services including computer requirements, email accounts, and other computer accounts
  • Support instructional facilities to meet part of the School's computing and laboratory needs
  • Verify student standing and act as liaison to California Board of Pharmacy for intern hours, licensure, examination and graduation
  • Provide information on scholarships, grants and student awards
  • Sponsor student participation in professional meetings and conferences via reimbursement and scholarships


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