Strategic Plan Theme: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


5.1 Cultivate a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among trainees, faculty, and staff in the school

  1. Identify the current needs of the UCSF School of Pharmacy (SOP) trainees, faculty, and staff with regards to DEI.
  2. Create and implement a plan to address identified community needs, including developing community, and organizing programs and events that center on belonging.

5.2 Establish the infrastructure, programs, and events to support DEI efforts

  1. Establish a SOP DEI Committee composed of a diverse and representative group of trainees, faculty, staff, and alumni to organize school-wide DEI efforts, increase collaboration with other UCSF schools, ensure alignment and collaboration between SOP and broader university DEI efforts, and ensure UCSF representation at national DEI-related conferences and institutes.
  2. Establish awards and scholarships to recognize outstanding efforts of faculty, staff, and trainees who demonstrate a strong dedication to DEI.

5.3 Ensure all communications of the school, including web pages, posters, and newsletters, are culturally sensitive and adequately represent DEI efforts

  1. Develop and disseminate DEI best practices for updating and developing school content and communications.
  2. Promote and disseminate SOP DEI events and initiatives.

5.4 Increase recruitment and retention of diverse trainees, faculty, and staff

  1. Develop, obtain funding for, and enhance graduate and professional pipeline programs, beginning from high school, with communities and educational institutions that primarily serve URM students.
  2. Establish and maintain financially sustainable relationships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and pre-health organizations serving traditionally underrepresented students at UC, CSU campuses, and California community colleges.

5.5 Develop inclusive, equity-minded professionals through anti-oppressive curricula

  1. Collaborate with other UCSF schools to develop and implement anti-oppressive curricula in the graduate and PharmD programs to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote inclusion, equity, and social justice in their careers.
  2. Develop best practices and provide development for faculty in developing inclusive, anti-oppressive syllabi and educational materials.


For feedback, updates, and other questions about this theme and its goals, contact Co-Vice Deans of Diversity, Equity, and In­clu­sion Ryan Hernandez, PhD and Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, MA.